Sambalpur, 2 Sept, 2017 : The Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), Odisha Branch organized a Seminar on “INDIAN COAL MINING INDUSTRY: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW” on 30.08.2017 at Rajanigandha Club, Jagruti Vihar, MCL HQ, Sambalpur.
The Seminar was chaired by Shri J.P. Singh, Director(Tech./Operation) of MCL. There was gracious presence of Shri O.P. Singh, Director(Tech./Project & Planning) with Mr. Munawar Khursheed, CVO, MCL.
Shri A.K. Singh, GM, MCL and Hon. Secy MGMI, Odisha Branch incepted the Seminar with his welcome speech.
Shri J.P. Singh, Director(Tech./Operation) on his inaugural speech narrated that the challenges to Indian coal mining are multi-dimensional which include environmental issues, high target & growth, acquiring & getting possession of coal bearing land, coal evacuation, infrastructure development, reduction of sharing of coal in power generation etc.He laid emphasis for revamp in infrastructure & support system, improving work culture, better compliance of environmental bye laws, technological development of the industry in line with National Mineral Exploration Policy 2016.
Shri O.P. Singh, Director(Tech./Project & Planning), MCL deliberated the role of technological developments in the growth and modernization of Indian Coal Mining Industry. He also emphasized for revival of old Underground Coal Mines to compete with new era of profitability and productivity.
Shri Munawar Khursheed, IRPF, CVO, MCL expressed his appreciation for hard work done by Technocrats of Coal Mining Industry and their role in Nation building.
The event was participated by 125 delegates from different Industries/Institutions including Coal Mining Industry, Power Sector, Manufacturing Sector and Educational Institutions of India, such as NIT-Raipur, Rourkela, VNIT Nagpur and AKS University, Satna (MP). Industry participation includes NALCO, Vedanta, NTPC, Jindal Power, JSPL, Spectrum Coal & Power, BEML, GMMCO, SICAL, Aditya Birla, Sainik Mining, BGR, Mahalaxmi, PCPATEL, VFPL-ASIPL and Special Blast Limited. Total 11 numbers of Technical Papers were presented, outcome of which was with numbers of suggestions for improvement of coal mining industry in terms of efficiency, technology and overall system. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited was the principal Sponsor of the event. The Seminar was wrapped up with summary of suggestions and it was an all way successful event.