The largest coal producer in
the country and a major contributor towards social upliftment in Odisha has
envisaged the 100-seated medical college with 500-bed modern hospital in Talcher
at a cost of Rs. 494 crore, as its ambitious CSR project. The state-of-the-art
medical college of MCL on 20 acres of land in Talcher will have separate
academic and residential blocks with 300-bedded Nehru Shatabdi Central Hospital
of MCL in Talcher will be upgraded to 500 bed linking to upcoming Medical
The construction work for
Rs.491,62 crore 100-seat Medical College at Talcher, which has already been
commenced, is in full swing now.
“MCL earmarks 2% of its profit
towards CSR projects and has been targeting an expenditure of Rs.100 crore per
annum. During last 5 years, it has spent Rs.373 crore out of the total
sanctioned project of worth Rs.1200 crore,” the release added.
SILO at Bharatpur OCP
Bharatpur OCP with a production
capacity of 20MTe with Silo loading and departmental OB removal was approved on
12th February 2007. In this OCP a SILO of 2400 ton is in operation
since 1989 with automatic sampler and electronic weighing system for NALCO. Coal
from this project will be transported to receiving hopper of rapid loading
system and will be loaded into wagons through two numbers of 4000 ton SILOs. The
rapid loading system is expected to be completed in 2015. Another significant
feature of this SILO is its automatic sampling and pre weighing system. This
will be model mine and same system will be replicated in all the mines of MCL.
As per production plans, Coal
India has to produce one billion tonne of coal by 2019-20 out of which MCL alone
has to produce 250 Mt. With this in mind, Bharatpur Mine is being developed as a
model mega opencast mine with a capacity of 20 MT per annum. This will have
state-of-the-art technology for OB removal and surface Miner for producing (-)
100 mm size coal, which will be dispatched through rapid loading system via SILO
of 2X4000te. A full rake of about 3800te will be loaded in about 40 minutes. It
will also have automatic sampler and digital weighing system. The model will be
replicated in all mega mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd.