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from 3.63 mn tonnes to 6.31 mn tonnes. Similarly, BCCL's underground production came down to 15.72 mn tonnes in 1981-82 from 17,48 mn tonnes in 1977-78, but its opencast output shot up from 2.73 mn tonnes to 7.30 mn tonnes. Among the other subsidiaries, WCL's output of underground coal rose to 22.08 run. tonnes in 1981-82 from 17.58 mn tonnes in 1977-78, though its production from opencast mines rose more sharply to 9.48 mn tonnes from 4.12 mn tonnes. CCL's underground output rose slightly to 7.25 mn tonnes from 6.95 mn tonnes, whereas its opencast output boomed from 14.25 mn tonnes to 22.85 mn tonnes.

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