PSU Watch logo

| Pradhan inaugurates Shell India’s LNG truck-loading unit at Hazira |   | NITI Aayog to launch 2nd edition of India Innovation Index 2020 |   | India talks tough to OPEC in wake of Jan 5 cut, says will innovate to ensure energy security |   | 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' does not mean isolated India: Ravi Shankar Prasad |   | IT Ministry tells WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy |  

NCL's Nigahi project scripts history in overburden removal

Nigahi project of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has scripted the history with record overburden removal in a single day

NCL's Nigahi project scripts history in overburden removal
NCL's Nigahi project scripts history in overburden removal

New Delhi: Nigahi project of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has scripted history on Friday with the removal of more than 3 lakh cubic meter of overburden (OB) in a single day. It is the highest overburden removal by any project of NCL since the inception of the company. The company created this record amid COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

NCL produces coal through its 10 opencast coal mines where the overburden is the soil and rock part above coal seam (layer) which is to be removed for excavation of coal. Mammoth machines are deployed in mines for the above mega task. Nigahi the biggest project of NCL broke its own record of 2.83 Lakh Cubic Meter OB removal a day set in October 2017.

NCL the Singrauli based Miniratna company is one of the highest volume (coal and overburden combined) handling subsidiary of Coal India Limited and has been entrusted with the responsibility of 113.25 Million Tonnes of Coal production and 370 Million Cubic Meter of OB removal in current fiscal.

(PSU Watch- India's Business News centre that places the spotlight on PSUs, Bureaucracy, Defence and Public Policy is now on Telegram. Join PSU Watch Channel in your Telegram and stay updated)