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Coal India to resume production at Talcher fields after protests

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Source: The Economics Times, August 7, 2019

Production at Talcher coal fields in the eastern Indian state of Odisha will resume on Tuesday, a company spokesman said, fourteen days after protests over the death of four miners halted production



* Coal India suffered a revenue loss of 2.56 billion rupees ($36.15 million) and an output loss of 2.52 million tonnes of thermal coal, Dikken Mehra, a spokesman for the company's unit said



* "Hopefully full mining operation will resume from the night shift today," Mehra said.



* A senior executive at the Kaniha plant run by state-controlled NTPC Ltd, said the electricity generator had been incurring a daily loss of 110 million Indian rupees ($1.55 million) due to the output cut, adding four of its six units were shut because of a lack of supplies



* Tapan Chand, chairman of The National Aluminium Company, said the strike being called off was a relief, as the coal stock at his company's plant was running low

News Source: The Economic Times
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