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Medaram jatara hits SCCL coal production

Medaram jatara hits SCCL coal production
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The biennial Sammakka-Saralamma jatara which was held between January 31 and February 3 at Medaram in Jayashankar-Bhupalapalli district, showed...

Kothagudem: The biennial Sammakka-Saralamma jatara which was held between January 31 and February 3 at Medaram in Jayashankar-Bhupalapalli district, showed adverse impact on the coal production of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The coal production of SCCL had drastically decreased by 20 per cent during the three days of jatara.

The Singareni employees went to the Maha Jatara along with family members to offer prayers to tribal deities Sammakka-Saralamma. The SCCL was badly affected as only few employees worked from January 31 to February 4. As many as 88,000 tonnes of coal production had been disrupted by the four-day jatara.

The SCCL had set a target of producing 66.06 million tonnes of coal by March 31 this year, but till February 3, it produced only 48.09 million tonnes, in the remaining 56-days, it needs to produce 17 million tonnes. To reach the target the company should produce 8.5 million tonnes coal per month.

Due to Medaram jatara, the company employees were absent from their duties. Between February 2 and Feb 3, the company had low attendance percentage of all the area of Singareni Collieries. Around 52,000 workers are working in SCCL. According to sources about 20 per cent workers were absent during the jatara.

According to the company policy the workers who use more than four leaves between December and March will not be eligible for special promotions and incentives. According to this policy some of the workers who were absent during jatara for more than four days will not be able to avail the benefits of special promotion and incentives.

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