Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Pralhad Joshi recently conferred the coal minister’s awards for 2021-22. Addressing the gathering Mr Joshi pointed out that coal sector has played a crucial role in ensuring energy security of India and urged CIL and its subsidiaries to focus on infrastructure development, transportation and new technologies to increase coal production. Of the awards in five categories Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd (MCL) bagged the first prize in three categories namely safety, production & productivity and quality. While the first prize in sustainability category went to Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) bagged first prize in implementation of ERP.
Started last year, the purpose of the Awards was to not only appreciate and acknowledge the best performers among CIL’s coal producing companies, but also to create a congenial and competitive spirit to outperform each other.