HYDERABAD: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited has created a record by removing the highest Over Burden in the current financial year.
Over Burden is the layer of soil on the surface of coal mines which needs to be removed before extracting coal.
The company removed 170.32 million cubic metres of OB in 2014, out of which around 41.25 million cubic metres was extracted by using machines while 129.07 million by loading agencies. The current record is higher than that of 170.29 million cubic metres from previous year, according to a press release.
In 2013, Singareni had removed only 97.93 million cubic metres of OB by this time which is 74 percent less than that of the OB this year.
This year, Singareni also exceeded its coal production from last financial year. It has crossed last year’s record of 30.63 million tonnes by producing 34.84 million tonnes by December 9 this year and it is 4 percent more than that of previous year.
To encourage labourers towards achieving coal production targets, the company announced special incentive schemes for labourers for the period between December 2014 and March 2015.
The incentive scheme is in addition to the existing section productivity schemes.