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CIL MCL's Suffers Loss Due to Agitation Over Goat's Death

Coal News - Published on Fri, 04 Oct 2019

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The Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd said that it suffered a loss of INR 2.68 crore due to agitation over the death of a goat. The stir occurred at Talcher coalfields over the demand of local residents for INR 60,000 as compensation for the death of the goat, killed in an accident with a coal transportation tipper. A mob led by some residents of a neighbouring village halted coal transportation and despatch work at Jaganath Sidings number 1 and 2 at Talcher coalfields from 11 am on Monday. Work resumed only at 2.30 pm after the intervention of senior officials and the police. This three-and-half-hour illegal stoppage of work caused an estimated loss of INR 1.4 crore on account of coal transportation to the sidings and INR 1.28 crore on account of despatch through the Railways.

MCL said that besides the estimated loss of INR 2.68 crore, the government exchequer also suffered a loss of Rs 46 lakh due to this stoppage of work. The company has lodged an FIR with the local police station for necessary action against those responsible for the illegal obstruction of work.

An MCL spokesperson said in the statement that such illegal obstructions to coal mining operations not only act against the economic growth of the nation but also create hurdles to the country's aspiration of becoming a five trillion dollar economy.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 04 Oct 2019
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