Top 10 Public Sector (PSU) Companies in India 2017

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5. Coal India Limited

Coal India Limited was incorporated in the year 1975 as the only state mining company is one of the largest producer of coal in the world today.

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With India being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the consumption needs of the country are proliferating at a rapid pace. The three main core industries Steel, Power and Cement which reflect the health of the economy are major consumers of coal in the country.


It is also worth noting that coal based power generation accounts for nearly 70% of power generation and India is also the third largest country in terms of volumes of coal production. The company was granted Maharatna status in 2011. Coal India supplies high quality coal to about 98 coal based power plants in the country and guards the market against volatility. The company strives to produce coal by efficient and effective eco-friendly practices in the environment of highest standards of ethics, safety and quality. The company was listed in 2010 and soon went on to become the most valuable company by market capitalisation in 2011. Some of the products of CIL are coking coal, non-coking coal, washed and beneficiated coal, middlings, coal fines and heavy/light oil.

Mr Suthertha Bhattacharya is the chairman and managing director of CIL. Corporate Social Responsibility is part of the working culture in this organisation, and they work closely with the pollution control boards as well as various stakeholders connected with the firm. They have a satellite monitored land reclamation and restoration programme to ensure transparency in their operations.

Coal India is ranked as Fifth best PSU in India with market capitalisation of Rs. 1,74,868 Crores and Net income and net profits of Rs. 247 crores and Rs. 15,012 crores respectively.

Market Capitalisation (INR Crores): 174868.55

Net Income (INR Crores): 247.57

Net Profit (INR Crores): 15012.34

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