Coal India incurs record Rs. 13,115 crore Capex in FY21
Coal India Ltd (CIL) obtain its highest ever capital expenditure of Rs. 13,115 crore in the last financial year, a 109 percent rise compared to the previous year’s Capex of Rs. 6,270 crore.
Moreover, the rise in Capex comes at a time when the Centre has advised CPSEs of the country. To scale up their expenditure to boost the economy amid Covid slump a company executive said. CIL’s original sanctioned Capex budget was Rs. 10,000 crore for FY21.
The government had later revised the target to 130% for the company to be evaluated as ‘excellent under this specific parameter in MoU rating. While the entire capital expenditure is funding through internal resources. Capex growth during all the four quarters of FY21 was significantly higher compared to the previous year.
However, progressive up to December 2020 also, our Capex utilization was more than what was mandated by the Ministry of Coal, said a senior official of the company. Procuring of heavy earthmoving machinery at Rs. 3,453 crore topped the list of Capex heads for FY21, followed by land at Rs. 2,470 crore.
Capex in joint ventures, in proportion to CIL’s shareholding, like Talcher Fertilizers Ltd and Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd accounted for Rs. 2,194 crores. CIL’s coal evacuation initiatives which include setting up coal handling plants, silos, and constructing sidings accounted for Rs. 1,398 crores. While construction of rail corridors and railway lines summed up to Rs. 1,166 crore. While the rest was made up by different other heads.
South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), did not surpass its revised budgeted target. While it was the highest Capex spender among all CIL’s subsidiaries at Rs. 3,260 crore. The high Capex will yield positive results to the company in ensuing years in terms of production and coal transportation, the executive said.