Coal India is planning Rs.10,000 crore expansion plan for FY21. Out of the total allocation 37% will be towards purchase of heavy earth moving machinery, 19% for land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement and the balance 44% of the investment will be allocated to transportation of coal evacuation, mine development and wagon procurement.

The Southern, Northern and Central Coalfields will account for 81% of the total capex planned. This is also likely to ensure steady supply for thermal plants in India. Coal India continues to be the largest supplier to Indian thermal power plants and the lockdown had led to subdued demand on both fronts.