A team of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) visited Nagpur based Central Public Sector Enterprise, Western Coalfields Limited and took a review meeting in its Head Quarters today.
The team consisting of Shri. Manoj Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Shri. Manmohan Singh Negi, Inspector General of Forest, Shri. Harish Chandra Chaudhary, Director (F.C), Shri. P. R. Sakhare, Deputy Director (S) visited the mines and appreciated the out of box initiatives taken by WCL like mine’s discharge water utilization & Eco mine tourism. Chairman cum Managing Director of Western Coalfields Limited Shri. Rajiv R. Mishra briefed about special achievement of WCL in land acquisition for projects and said that WCL is committed to produce 60 MTY coal by 2019-20. He said that WCL is opening one mine every month since last seven months, which is a record in itself. During review meeting a presentation was given by General Manager (Environment), Shri. Kaushik Chakraborty, where he told that WCL has planted 18.3 million saplings on 6621 hectares of land in and around the mining area.
While summing up the meeting Shri. Manoj Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, said that the three days long visit of this team with WCL was quite informative and educative and also appreciated the data management system in the company. The visiting team also appreciated work enthusiasm of Team WCL in adverse geo-mining conditions. The team also ensured its full support to WCL in coming future. Director Technical (P&P) Shri. B. K. Mishra, Director (Personnel) Dr. Sanjay Kumar and HoDs, Senior officers of various departments were prominently present during the meeting.