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Innovation is need of the hour: MCL CMD



“Innovation is the need of the hour to simplify mining processes and optimize productivity to meet the rising demand of dry fuel,” said MCL & Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) Chairman-cum-Managing Director PK Sinha, while highlighting the importance of coal in the energy sector.

Speaking at a seminar on “Improving the Safety Standards in Blasting and Blast Performance” organised at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) here on Thursday, Sinha emphasized on the importance of the safety standards in coal mining operations. Blasting is an important part of the operations, the CMD said, while stressing on the need to improve efficiency of explosives with due regard to safety of men and machinery. 

Prof. GK Pradhan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, AKS University, delivered the keynote address. 

The MCL CMD also released the Diamond Jubilee Special issue of The Indian Mining & Engineering Journal.

There were two technical sessions, in which 11 technical papers were presented by the executives of MCL and the explosive suppliers.

A large number of executives from the coalfields of MCL and NCL, Singrauli (MP) joined the seminar through videoconference.

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