MCL provides 11 DG Sets to mitigate drinking water problem in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar


Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has pressed in service 11 diesel-powered generator (DG) sets to mitigate the drinking water problem in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, which were severely affected by the cyclone ‘Fani’ in Odisha.

The company has despatched 11 DG sets of 50KVA to 140 KVA from its project areas in Talcher coalfields to empower the relief measures being undertaken by civil authorities in the twin cities where entire infrastructure got wiped out by raging winds of ‘Fani’.

While three 125 KVA DG sets have been despatched to Cuttack from Jagannath Area, a 140 KVA DG along with a 125 KVA and an 83 KVA DG set have been sent to the IDCO from Lingaraj Mines, Hingula Mines and Lakhanpur Mines of MCL respectively.

Besides, a 15 KVA DG set has been despached to Bhubaneswar by Basundhara Mines on a request received from the Collector of Sundergarh district whereas on the request of the Collector, Sambalpur, MCL has agreed to bear the rental cost of four DG sets capacity less than 10 KVA deployed in relief operations.

MCL is also exploring possibilities to provide more DG sets of less than 50 KVA capacity to further augment the relief works in ‘Fani’-affected areas of the state.