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Coal Mining Operations Continue to Remain Affected at CIL MCL Talcher Coalfield

Coal News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Mining operations continued to remain paralysed at Talcher Coalfield of Coal India Limited’s Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd in Odisha as workers of a private firm engaged in two mines have obstructed coal production while operations in another open cast project remained paralysed for the eighth day. Workers of the private firm resorted to stoppage of coal production at Kaniha and Lingaraj mines, affecting at least 16,800 tonne coal production a day at Lingaraj OCP and about 18,000 tonne a day at Kaniha OCP, the statement said.

While Kaniha OCP continued to remain paralysed, workers of the private firm concerned at Lingaraj OCP called off their stir on Thursday afternoon and started to resume work. Since the workers had left due to the agitation, the full-fledged operations by the contracted firm will take some time

Meanwhile, stoppage of mining operations at Balram OCP by Danara villagers entered eighth day.

Coal despatch at Balram OCP was forcibly stopped by the villagers on October 6, while they stopped overburden removal at Mahalakshmi patch on October 10 and coal production from the mine was stopped from second shift on October 12.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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