Bhubaneswar, September 24 (LocalWire) State-run Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, one of the major coal producing companies in the country has suffered coal value loss to the tune of Rs 29.07 crore with BJP-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) trade union’s strike entering the second day on Tuesday.
The five-day strike call given by BMS is in protest against the centre’s move to commercialize and privatize the mining sectors.
Of the 19 MCL coal mines, operations have been paralysed in 11 mines. The trade union activists staged demonstration at MCL headquarters and did not allow employees to attend offices.
They also staged protests at the entry of the mines.
The operational loss due to shutdown has been estimated at 2.74 lakh tonnes and it’s valued at Rs 29.07 crore, a senior company official said.
The stir is peaceful with no reports of occurrence of untoward incident.
The MCL, with 144 million tonne coal production during 2018-19, is the second-largest coal producing subsidiary of Coal India Limited, contributing 20 per cent to the total dry fuel produced in the country.