Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), a leading mining PSU enterprise and the largest lignite seller in the country, is inviting bids for its Surkha (N) Lignite Mine in Bhavnagar from Lignite Mining contractors to fuel further progress.
The company plans to strengthen its lignite production to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) looking for cheaper fuel. It produced 8.5 million tonnes of lignite last year and planned to reach 10.0 million tonnes this year. Over the previous six months, it has added 400 more customers daily.
Mr. Roopwant Singh, IAS, Managing Director, GMDC, said, “Our customer base among MSMEs in textiles, chemicals, and ceramics along with captive power plants is increasing. Hence, we are increasing our lignite production this year by an additional 1.5 million tonnes even as we look to add more mines shortly. This will help us minimize the constantly increasing demand-supply gap and catering the energy requirements in the State.”