Eastern Coalfields Limited(ECL) is a coal producer based in India. The company came into existence in 1975 after nationalization of coal mines in India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of Raniganj Coalfields. It is one of the eight fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited. The company has its headquarters at Sanctoria, Asansol in West Bengal.
ECL has surpassed all physical parameters in the year 2014-15. ECL has produced 40.006 Mt Coal. ECL has surpassed the target of 38.00 Mt with a growth rate of 10.99 % over last year. The Company has achieved everhighest OB removal to the tune of 94.047 Million Cum which is 106.89% of the Annual Target with a substantial positive growth of 9.66 % over lastnyear.The UG production has recorded a phenomenal growth of 6.13 % over last year after a long gap. With the introduction of mass productiontechnology by deploying Continuous Miner and Power Support Longwalletc in Jhanjra and other mines, the underground coal production will continue to improve in the coming years.