CHENNAI: Production at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Tamil Nadu is expected to improve significantly in the coming days as contract labourers who were on strike for the last 52 days have joined duty, official sources said.
Due to the strike as well as rains, production at the facility dropped and currently stands at 1300 MW.
Neyveli Lignite produces about 2,740 MW of energy.
"Most of them have joined duty and production is going on smoothly. Production was affected due to the active monsoon and also by the strike. Annual maintenance also was one of the reasons for it. We expect to improve it in the coming days", a company spokesperson told PTI.
The 'Navratna' company witnessed a 52-day strike by the contract labourers pressing for various demands including wage revision.
Several round of talks were held in the past but there was no breakthrough. However, at the tripartite meeting held here yesterday in the presence of Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) K Kandasamy, an agreement was reached.
At the recent annual general body meeting of the company, NLC Chairman and Managing Director B Surendar Mohan said the commissioning of Unit-I Tuticorin Power Project of subsidiary company NLC Tamil Nadu Power Ltd is expected soon and other project Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd is awaiting the environment clearance.