Talcher: Mining operations at Talcher Coalfields continued to remained paralysed today, affecting about 35,000 tonne coal production at Balram, Kaniha and Lingaraj opencast projects leading to about 30,000 tonne short supply to the consumers.
Workers of a private firm VFPL engaged in mining operations had resorted to stoppage of coal production at Kaniha and Lingaraj mines, affecting at least 16,800 tonne coal production a day at Lingaraj OCP and about 18,000 tonne a day at Kaniha OCP.
While Kaniha OCP continued to remain paralysed, workers of concerned private firm at Lingaraj OCP called off stir this afternoon and started to resume work. Since the workers had left due to the agitation, the full-fledged operations by the contracted firm will take some time.
Meanwhile, stoppage of mining operations at Balram OCP by Danara villagers entered eighth day today.
Coal despatch at Balram OCP was forcibly stopped by the villagers on 6th of October, while they stopped over burden removal at “Mahalakshmi patch” on 10th of October and coal production from the mine was stopped from second shift on 12th of October.
Overburden removal of about 30,000 cubic meter a day, 10,000 tonne of coal production and equal quantity of coal despatch to consumers, including NALCO, JITPL, JSPL, BSL and GMR, has been affected at Balram OCP of MCL.
Up till now, 1,20,000 tonne coal supply, around 50,000 tonne coal production and more than 2.2 lakh cubic meter of over burden removal has been affected from Balram OCP due to the internal rift of Danara and Solada villagers.
A meeting of villagers from Solada and Danara was conducted by civil administration in the presence of local mine management, but it remained unsuccessful.