Coal production hit in underground mines

Coal production hit in underground mines
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The SCCL workers’ strike on the first day on Thursday impacted coal production in underground mines, while it has no impact on coal production in the opencast mines. 

Adilabad: The SCCL workers’ strike on the first day on Thursday impacted coal production in underground mines, while it has no impact on coal production in the opencast mines.

By and large the strike was peaceful and incident-free on the first day. The police were deployed in strength near the mines to avert clashes. Production in the underground mines dropped to half while the opencast mines reported 98 per cent coal production.

There are 13,800 workers in the Srirampur division. Attendance of the workers in the first shift came down to 2254 as against the normal 5920, registering 45 per cent attendance.

Against the normal coal production of 5500 tonnes in the division, only 4600 tonnes was achieved. According to Srirampur general manager Subhani, the loss of production on the first day in the division was 30 per cent. Against the normal attendance of 1800 workers in the second shift, only 858 turned out.

In Mandamarri, there are five underground mines and two open cast mines. Over 2800 work in underground mines. In the first shift, the workers turnout was reported to be 200 against the normal 700. Only 35 per cent of the workers reported for work in the division.

According to the general manager Murthy, 3532 tonnes of coal was produced in underground and open cast mines as against the normal 7500 tonnes. The region dispatched 2500 tonnes to various destinations.

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