At a time when Coal India is targetting a production of one billion tonnes, its subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has launched a mobile app for live monitoring of field operations.
MCL Chairman and Managing Director A K Jha launched the mobile application at a special function, a company release said today.
Jha also congratulated the workers for the company becoming the largest coal producer in the country.
Introduced as a vigilance initiative in MCL, the app enables distant monitoring of coal mining and dispatch operations, it said.
The arm targets 150 million tonnes coal production and dispatch during the current financial year and has already dispatched over 100 MT of the dry fuel, which includes power generation plants in various states.
The subsidiary has been given the responsibility of producing 25 per cent of Coal India’s 2020 target of producing one billion tonnes to meet the growing needs.
MCL, a diversifying energy giant of Coal India, under sustainable development programme is going to setup a 2×800 MW super critical thermal plant in Sundergarh district in 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 at its headquarters, officials said.