Expenditure is 10 times more in extracting coal from underground mine in Jharkhand

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Jharkhand News: Regardless that CCL is operating in revenue, however the firm’s closed and operating underground (underground) mines are inflicting lack of crores of rupees yearly. The corporate is benefiting from outsourcing and open solid undertaking (OCP). At current just one underground mine is producing in CCL. Its manufacturing price is about 10 occasions greater than that of open solid. The corporate had a complete of 4 underground mines, of which just one is operating. The corporate has a complete of 43 mines in seven coal discipline areas. It has 38 open solid. There are 5 underground mines. Solely the stolen underground mines are operating on this. From there additionally the manufacturing is simply in title.

Highways and Expressways are being inbuilt Jharkhand with 13 thousand crores, work is being achieved on these tasks, not even a single MT is produced from UG

CCL doesn’t even produce a million tonnes of coal from underground mines. Final yr (2021-22), the corporate produced solely 0.75 million tonnes of coal from the underground mine. Whereas the full manufacturing was round 68.84 million tonnes. The entire productiveness of the corporate was 9.37 tonnes. On this, the productiveness of OCP was 10.16 tonnes and that of underground mines was 1.17 tonnes. The productiveness of OCP was about 10 occasions greater than that of UG. Nonetheless, the corporate produced about 78 per cent extra from underground mines as in comparison with 2020-21.

OMS of underground mines is much less

The Output Per Manshift (OMS) of CCL’s underground mines may be very low. There was some enchancment in its situation final yr. Within the earlier years the scenario was very unhealthy. The OMS of the corporate’s UG was 0.29 in 2016, it has elevated to 1.17 MT now. Whereas the OMS of open solid is 10.16 MT. It has remained round 9 and 10 million tonnes for the final seven years.

Weak point of underground mining firm

Within the annual report of the corporate, the underground mine has been described because the weak point of the corporate. It has been stated that the efficiency of CCL’s underground mine isn’t good. Due to this, the manufacturing of UG isn’t growing right here. For this, there’s a want to put in state-of-the-art equipment. An try has been made in Churi mine. Its impact can also be seen. With the graduation of Piparwar and Parej underground mines, manufacturing right here can enhance additional.

What’s OMS (MT) of underground and open solid

12 months UG OCP

2016-17 0.294 9.808

2017-18 0.194 9.372

2018-19 0.214 9.740

2019-20 0.54 10.06

2020-21 0.44 9.57

2021-22 1.17 10.16

Having a couple of OMS in underground mining is claimed to be higher. Whereas, in open solid it’s stated to be good whether it is greater than 3.7. The corporate makes use of many new applied sciences to extend it. Its impact is seen on the businesses.

Vinay Ranjan, DP, Coal India

Report: Manoj Singh, Ranchi

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