Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Jan 1:
Odisha headquartered Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) today launched a first-of-its-kind in industry mobile application to monitor its field operations live.
MCL’s Chairman-cum-Managing Director AK Jha launched the mobile application at a special function today as part of the vigilance initiative in MCL. The new application is capable of distant monitoring of coal mining and dispatch operations through smartphones.
MCL targets a mammoth 150 million tonne coal production and dispatch during the current financial year. The company has already dispatched over 100 million tonnes of dry fuel to its consumers, which includes the power generation plants in various states of the country. It is only a few days away from crossing the mark of 100 million tonne in coal production, said a press release issued by the company on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering and members of MCL, Jha said, ‘’I feel utterly privileged to inform that your company has entered into 2016 as the largest coal producer of the country’’.
‘’We shall be scripting new stories of success every day,’’ the CMD added, motivating the employees to contribute their level best for the common goal.
The company has been asked to produce 25 per cent of Coal India’s 2020 target of one billion tonnes of coal to meet the country’s growing energy needs.
MCL, a diversifying energy giant of Coal India, under its sustainable development program is going to setup a 2×800 MW Super Critical thermal Plant in Sundergarh district Odisha and has entered into the field of Power Transmission with a JV with OPTCL.
To reduce its carbon imprints, the company has also set up a 2 MW Solar Power Plant as a pilot project in its headquarters. It is likely to get a shot in its arm after its key railway line between Barpali and Jharsuguda becomes functional in June 2016.