TALCHER,06/04/2017 (Odisha Samachar )- : Jagannath Area of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has once again achieved the status of highest producing area of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited by producing 28.34MT of Annual Action Plan (AAP) which is 99.79% of AAP (28.40MT) for the FY 2016-17.
Due to delay in 9.75Ha land acquisition at Rakas Village for coal production at Jagannath OCP, the company revised the target of Coal Production of Jagannath Area to 28.4MT from 31MT.
Jagannath Area has two Opencast Mines viz Jagannath OCP and Bhubaneswari OCP where Jagannath OCP has achieved 3.34MT of Targeted Coal Production i.e. 3.40MT which is 98.24% achievement while Bhubaneswari OCP achieved 100% of 25MT. The OB Removal performed by Jagannath OCP is 1.93Cu.M of 3Cu.M, which is 64.55% of the achievement. On the other hand, Bhubaneswari OCP has achieved 87.79% of OB Removal.
Taking a look at the facts and figures, Jagannath Area has achieved 99.79% of Coal Production, 83.92% of OB Removal and 98.99% of Coal Despatch of the Annual Action Plan for the Financial Year 2016-17.
Taking care of men, machine and mines, safety has always been a priority for Jagannath Area. In safety parameter, zero fatal was observed during the year, FY remained happening with lots of gheroas, bandhs, agitation, strikes and disturbances by villagers and miscretants. Inspite of about 800 hours of bandh faced by Bhubaneswari OCP in FY 2016-17, the Management achieved 100% target due to the dedication of workers and executives which is highly appreciable. On 27.03.2017, the 120m/20m OB slided in Jagannath OCP. As a proactive action under planned and dense supervision of senior Mine Management, there was no harm to men and machines. In under ground mining when we work with caving method this controlled lowering of roof mass is very common phenomenon and confidently we practice this at many places. For misinformation or lack of information, it was spread as negligence of Mine Operation, which was misleading. No harm was faced in the mines for such OB Slide.
This year saw a major facelift of Talcher with the active role of Jagannath Area team. Through 21Km Dedicated Coal Corridor giving the 15 MCL residential colonies and 08 Revenue villages, a relax from severe dust pollution prevalent since 50years. The Coal Corridor constructed by MCL at an estimated cost of Rs. 243Cr was opened in December last year. It reduced daily movement of heavy vehicles including coal-laden trucks through village rooutes and colonies which was earlier a serious matter of concern. The Coal Corridor not only reduces the risk of life due to movement of heavy vehicles through inhabited areas but also reduces carbon footprint in residential areas.
Another facelift expected this FY 2017-18 is the road from Balanda Gurudwara to FCI by the efforts of Jagannath Area Management with State Authorities. This will give a major relief to the residents of Talcher.
Jagannath Area has always been a step forward for betterment of society through its CSR activities. Area has always contributed in education, rural health care facilities, road improvement, providing drinking water, environment and recreational centers. Another Many CSR proposals are in pipeline at Zila Parishad Committees level.
Heading towards the target for 2017-18, Jagannath Area is aiming to acquire Talasahi, Saharsahi and Narharipur village for extracting the dry fuel. Great achievement this year was acquisition of Boulpur R&R Site and Balanda Sahi R&R Site for Rehabilitation and Resettlement.
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