Sambalpur, Feb 27 (LocalWire) Coal India Limited chairman Pramod Agrawal inspected mining operations at Asia’s largest Talcher coalfields of Mahanadi coal fields Ltd during his two- day maiden visit to the facility, MCL spokesman Dikken Mehra said on Thursday.
He reviewed the production and dispatch operations of MCL, which alone contributes about 20 per cent to the total coal production in the country.
MCL chairman-cum-managing director B N Shukla who accompanied the chairman during his coalfields visit, also briefed him on current and future prospects of the company, particularly in Talcher.
Interacting with local media during his field visit, Agrawal expressed his satisfaction over positive growth MCL has registered after November 2019.
He was accompanied by Coal India marketing director S N Tiwari.
Asserting that extended and heavy monsoon season has negatively impacted coal production from MCL, Mr Agrawal said, “company should focus on increase in productivity, thereby increasing the coal production, with due regards to safety (of men and machinery)”.
During his visit to coal mines, including Kaniha OCP, Ananta OCP, Hingula OCP and inspection coal corridor, the chairman interacted and motivated with the field teams.
Earlier, Agrawal visited the most revered local deity Maa Hingula’s temple and offered prayers.
He also met local MLA Brajkishore Pradhan at the shrine.