MCL plans development of Talcher coalfield

Published: 16th October 2016 02:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2016 05:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ANGUL: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), the largest coal producing company in the country, will undertake sustainable massive development in its Talcher coalfield through a long term master plan.

The coalfield produces more than 60 per cent of the company’s output, said Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the company Anil Kumar Jha while attending a function here. “In order to bring development in Talcher in a holistic manner, we envisage a long term master plan for the place. We believe in boosting coal production along with all around development. Similar master plan is also on the anvil in Ib valley and Basudhra areas,”Jha said.

The MCL chief said, 25 per cent of total coal deposit of the country lies in Odisha’s three districts of Angul,Jharsuguda and Sundargarh. MCL plans to foster simultaneous coal production in these areas along with coal production.

The Talcher coalfield needs a holistic developmental plan and its execution will be in offing soon, he said and made it clear that funds will not be a constraint in implementation of the master plan.
Expressing satisfaction over tree plantation undertaken by the company, he said so far, MCL has planted 50 lakh trees in its areas out of which 80 per cent plants have survived.


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