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MISSION OF COAL INDIA - To produce and market the planned quantity of coal and coal products efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to safety, quality and conservation. VISION OF COAL INDIA - To emerge as a global player in the primary energy sector committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.



In ECL, highest priority is given towards safety, which is considered to be a part of core production process with a goal to achieve ‘Zero Harm’. To improve the safety standards, ECL has vigorously pursued several measures during the year 2019-20.


Accident Statistics for the year of 2019-20:




i) Fatal Accidents (Nos.)


ii) Fatalities (Nos.)


iii) Serious Injuries (Nos.)


iv) Fatality/Million Tonne output


v) Fatality/3 Lakh Man-shifts


vi) Serious Injury / Million Tonne Output


vii) Serious / 3 Lakh Man-shifts


(* subject to reconciliation with DGMS)


Safety Awareness Activities:

  1. Road March, Mobile campaigning, Family counseling etc. have been conducted in different areas to generate awareness of safety and health at mines and surrounding localities.
  2. Banners and Posters related to urge and enhancement of safety have been displayed at all conspicuous places.
  3. Several Safety Drives (12 nos. specific subjects) were conducted as per annual calendar.
  4. Safety related workshops were organized at all the areas of ECL, which was attended by SIMTARS trained executives of CIL as well as eminent Mining personalities.
  5. Safety talk has been introduced at all work sites, including those at underground work locations by concerned grass root level work persons.
  6. Safety Week was observed in January-February, 2020 at all the mines of the company wherein status of safety of every mine was evaluated with a special focus towards improvement in ‘House Keeping’.
  7. ILO day for safety and health at work was celebrated on 28th April, 2019.
  8. Mock rehearsals on different anticipated hazards have been organized in different mines during the year.

Major achievements during 2019-20:


  1. 10650 nos. of lightweight LED Cap Lamps have been procured and provided to the UG mines. Order has been placed for another 15,000 nos. which will be available by the first quarter of 2020-21 and with that all heavy Lead-acid battery type cap lamps of the company will be replaced by LED cap lamps. ECL is the first company to replace all old cap lamps by technologically safe LED cap lamps. The LED cap lamps are 60% lighter and give more illumination hence improve efficiency and safety of miners.
  2. 3,006 nos. of Self-Contained Self-Rescue devices (SCSR) have been procured and provided to the mines.
  3. Man-riding system has been installed in two mines. The total number of mines with man riding system now became seven (07).
  4. Difficult and arduous manual drilling has been totally eliminated for roof-drilling purpose by providing crawler mounted Universal Drilling Machines. 137 nos. of such machines have been provided at the mines of ECL. This is a significant milestone toward improvement of safety.
  5. ECL remained the first among its subsidiaries to prepare animated film based on the recent accident those took place in mines of ECL which are regularly screened at VT centers to generate specific awareness and as a training tool.
  6. Scientific study of all the 27 Open Cast Mines have been made.
  7. Safety Management Plan of all the mines have been prepared and submitted at DGMS.
  8. Inter Area Safety audit of all the mines have been completed in September, 2019 and compliance to its contraventions were completed by January, 2020. 100% of violations were complied against a total no. of 424 contraventions.
  9. ISO executive of ECL, HQ have made 512 inspections at different mines of ECL during the year to observe and discuss on the safety status of the mines.
  10. Special safety drive was organized in February & March, 2020 for all outsourced OCPs & contractual establishments to check the safety, security and health of the contractors’ employees.
  11. Based on ISO enquiries nine (09) nos. of safety circulars/recommendations were issued during the year.
  12. Reporting of Near Miss Incidents has started by the Areas on regular basis during the year.
  13. One CPR Manikin with Monitor/Light Indication for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has been procured.


Workers participation in Safety:


  • a. Corporate level Tripartite Safety Board Meeting, the highest-level meeting on safety of the company was held on 8th November, 2019.
  • b. Company level Safety Board Members, representing the operating trade unions, along with ISO executives have inspected all the mines once during the financial year.
  • c. Representative of contractors’ workers have been included in the Safety Committee of the mines.


    Rescue Services in ECL:


    The Rescue Services have been rendered to all collieries of ECL, Chunch Victoria Area of BCCL, Ramnagar Colliery of IISCO as well as to Civil Administration and Public Authorities (as and when required) through Mines Rescue Station, Sitarampur, Rescue Room with Refresher Training (RRRT), Kenda and Rescue Rooms operating at Jhanjra, Mugma.


    Zonal Mines Rescue Competition and All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal)


    Zonal Mines Rescue Competition, Eastern Zone, for the year 2019-20 was held on 17th and 18th October, 2019 in which 10 (Ten) Nos. rescue teams from different areas of ECL took part. 50th All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal) was held at Mines Rescue Station, Brajrajnagar, Orient Area of M/s. MCL from 19th to 22nd November, 2019. Total 23 nos. of Rescue Teams from different Coal and Metal companies took part in the said competition. Two teams from ECL also took part in that competition and won First in FAB, First in Statutory and ECL was overall in sixth position.



    Fire Safety Drill at Rajmahal Area Jhanjra Underground Mines visit by Independent Directors Mock Safety Drill Plantation being done by Independent Directors at Jhanjra

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