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Shivani Meena joins Central Coalfields as first woman excavation engineer

Union Coal and Mines Minister Union Pralhad Joshi has congratulated Shivani Meena, the first Excavation Engineer to work in an Open Cast Mine at Central Coalfields Limited (CCL)
Shivani Meena joins Central Coalfields as first women Excavation Engineer
Shivani Meena joins Central Coalfields as first women Excavation Engineer

New Delhi: Shivani Meena has joined Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) as Excavation Engineer on Friday. With this, Meena became the first woman Excavation Engineer to work in an Open Cast Mine of CCL. On her joining as Excavation Engineer in CCL, the Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi congratulated her and CCL Management. He tweeted that hope this will open avenues for more female professionals to join the mining sector. The Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has also appreciated this achievement of Shivani.

Meena has joined the Rajrappa project, a mechanized opencast mine in the Rajrappa area of CCL as an excavation engineer. This is unprecedented as Shivani is the first woman engineer in the Excavation cadre to work in an open cast mine. She has been given the responsibility of maintenance and repair of heavy earthmoving machinery (HEMM). It may be noted that Rajrappa is an important project of CCL. Rajrappa area was recently awarded by the Ministry of Coal for its excellent work under Swacchta Mission.

A native of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Meena has completed her engineering from IIT-Jodhpur. Shivani credits her family for her success and states that it was their unwavering support that inspired her. She further states that working in Coal India is an accumulation of years of arduous work and she wants to give her best to the company.

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