Talcher coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited: Work stoppage by Danara villagers

Talcher: At least 60,000 tonne coal could not be supplied to various consumers due to continuing stoppage of coal despatch from Balram Open Cast Project under Hingula Area in Talcher coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), due to illegal stoppage by the residents of Danara village since 6th of October.
Major consumers affected due to this illegal stoppage of coal despatch from Solada stock by Danara villagers and Balram Truck Association include NALCO, JITPL, JSPL, BSL, SPCL, GMR etc.
Meanwhile, Danara villagers yesterday stopped over burden removal at Mahalakshmi outsourcing patch of Balram OCP from 2nd Shift.
Some villagers of Danara headed by one Mr Debaraj Biswal unauthorisedly entered into the “Mahalakshmi Camp” premises of outsourcing patch and stopped OB removal operations.
Due to this obstruction approximately 30,000 to 35000 CuM of over burden removal is hampering per day, resulting into 20,000 Tonne less coal exposure per day.
Further, coal despatch of around 15,000 Tonne is also affected due to which company is losing out Rs 1.47 crore of revenue directly whereas government exchequer is losing out Rs 20.58 lakh per day.


Residents of Ubuda village today stopped mining operations at Quarry No. 6 of Lakhanpur OCP under Lakhanpur Area of Ib Valley Coalfields in Jharsuguda district, demanding employment beyond R&R Policy of Government of Odisha.
The Quarry No. 6 is on government land for which all dues have been disbursed to the concerned authorities. Villagers of Ubuda, which has been provided due compensation and employment as per R&R Policy of Odisha long back, are demanding subsequent employment for their children who were minor on cut off date as well as for the land less people residing there.
Earlier on Thursday, mining operations at Quarry No. 1 were stopped by villagers of Khairkuni.
Daily coal production of Lakhanpur OCP, which is targeted to produce around 65,000 tonne, is reduced to 26,000 tonne a day.
OPGC is one of the major consumers of coal from Lakhanpur OCP.

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