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Eastern Coalfields Limited

Eastern Coalfields Limited is a coal producer based in India. The company was founded in 1975 after nationalisation of coal mines in India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj Coalfield. It is one of the fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited.

Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a coal producer based in India. The company was founded in 1975 after nationalisation of coal mines in India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj Coalfield. It is one of the fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited. The company has its headquarters at Sanctoria, in West Bengal.
 
Coalmining in India first started in the Raniganj Coalfield. In 1774, John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of the British East India Company found coal near Ethora, presently in Salanpur community development block. The early exploration and mining operations were carried out in a haphazard manner.
 
Regular mining started in 1820, led by an agency house, Alexander & Co. In 1835, Prince Dwarkanath Tagore bought over the collieries and Carr, Tagore and Company led the field. For the entire 19th century and a major part of the 20th century, Ranigunj coalfields was the major producer of coal in the country.
 
At the behest of William Princep, Carr, Tagore and Company joined hands with Gilmore Homfray and Co. in 1843 to form Bengal Coal Co., which opened up coal mining activities. Their headquarters was at Sanctoria.
 
Nationalisation of the coal industry was in stages. The management of coking coal mines was taken over in 1971 and the coking coal mines were nationalised in 1972. The management of non-coking coal mines was taken over on 31 January 1973 and these were nationalised on 1 May 1973. Coal India Limited, a holding company, was formed in 1975, encompassing the entire coal industry.[5] In 2016-17, CIL produced 554.14 million tonnes of coal. It is the single-largest coal producer in the world. Eastern Coalfields Ltd. is one of the 7 wholly owned producing subsidiaries of CIL.

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ECL flagged off two ALS Ambulances

Jhanjra: Shri. Vinay Ranjan Director(Personnel), ECL flagged off two Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances in the Jhanjra Area of Eastern Coalfields Ltd. These ALS ambulances will cater to the needs of the employees of Jhanjra Area, Bankola Area, Pandaveswar Area, Ukhra regional workshop, and SP
Posted Date :  06-01-21

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ECL commissions new RO plant

Satgram: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. has commissioned a Reverse Osmosis plant at the Kalidaspur project of the Satgram area. The RO plant was inaugurated by Shri. Abhijit Mallik, General Manager Satgram Area of ECL. With a capacity to process 1000 liters of water per hour it will cater to over 200 fa
Posted Date :  25-12-20

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Endoscopic ent surgery successfully conducted at ECL hospital

New Delhi: Doctors at Central Hospital, Sanctoria in Eastern Coalfields Ltd. successfully conducted the 1st Extended Nasal Sinus Surgery - an endoscopic guided scarless ENT surgery at the hospital. The surgery was done under general anaesthesia, using endoscopic guided technique to remove the po
Posted Date :  26-09-20

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Eastern Coalfields Ltd installed a state-of-the-art ENT equipment

New Delhi: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. has installed a state-of-the-art audiometry device “Impedance Audiometer” along with “Pure Tone Audiometer” at the ENT Department of its Central Hospital, Kalla. This device facilitates testing of Tone Decay, Small Increment Sensitivity Index (SISI),
Posted Date :  08-09-20

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Eastern Coalfields Ltd Celebrated World Breast feeding Week

New Delhi: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (ECL) celebrated ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ at Sanctoria Hospital. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, ECL distributed brochures in Bengali and Hindi which educated mothe
Posted Date :  11-08-20

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ECL installs state of the art ENT operating microscope

New Delhi: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. has installed a new state of the art ENT operating microscope with HD camera at its Central Hospital Kalla in West Bengal. This new operating microscope will help the doctors at Central Hospital Kalla to perform Tympanoplasty – a surgical operation perform
Posted Date :  10-06-20

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ECL provides grocery to 150 economically downtrodden people

Ranchi: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (ECL) distributed grocery to 150 economically downtrodden people in Madhupur village and 150 residents of Korapara, Madhusudhanpur village & Majhipara near the Madhabpur Colliery of ECL. Rations were also distributed to the needy families of Egra Gram Panchayat at
Posted Date :  16-05-20

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ECL launched an initiative christened DISHARI

New Delhi: Under mission 'SANJIBANI' AND 'SAMBANDH', ECL has launched an initiative christened ‘DISHARI’ (meaning ‘Guide’) with objective of providing more efficient and faster single window service to the family of deceased employee seeking employment under NCWA. The init
Posted Date :  07-05-20

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ECL distributes grocery items during lockdown due to COVID-19

New Delhi: Grocery items are distributed to 140 economically challenged people of Nabakajora by Kajora Area on 27.04.2020 during lockdown due to COVID-19. On 27.04.2020, responding to the growing hunger in the locality caused due COVID -19 lockdown, Bankola area organised community canteen a
Posted Date :  27-04-20

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ECL distributes food packets

New Delhi: Distribution of food packets (Cereal & pulses) amongst economically distressed people at Kalipahari. This is a initiative under Mission SuDESHH-MITWA. Glimpses of food packets distribution among 200 nos. economically challenged people of Kajora Village by Kajora Area on 24.04.20 in
Posted Date :  24-04-20

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ECL Organized Interactive Awareness Program SANGOSTHI

New Delhi: An Interactive Awareness Program “SANGOSTHI" was organized to mark the occasion of Earth Day 2020 on 22.04.2020 at ECL HQ where proper Social Distancing protocol was maintained to avoid spread of COVID-19. The SANGOSTHI highlighted the efforts of ECL to promote Sustainable Mining
Posted Date :  23-04-20

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ECL Develop Sanitisation Chamber of Satgram Area

Satgram: A dedicated team of Shri Pralad Nunia/ FM(INC), Sri Alok Mahato/Fitter, Sri Birbal Ruidas/Fitter and Sri Sri Dilip Jana/ Electrician take initiative to build a Sanitizing Chamber at Pit Top of Chapuikhas Colliery of Satgram Area, ECL. The chamber is installed at the pit top (mine ent
Posted Date :  21-04-20

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ECL distributes food packets under mission Sudeshh-Mitwa

New Delhi: Glimpses of food packets distribution among economically challenged people of Madhudanga village (specially Tribal community) and Sonepur Village by Sonepur Bazari Area of ECL on 14.04.2020 & 15.04.2020, when whole India is under lockdown due to COVID-19. This is an initiative under m
Posted Date :  15-04-20

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Shri J P Gupta Director ECL Inspect To Central Hospital Kalla

Kalla: Inspection of isolation ward at Central Hospital Kalla. On 14.04.2020, Shri J P Gupta, Director(T) P&P and Sri Vinay Ranjan, Director(Personnel), ECL visit Central Hospital Kalla to inspect the facilities and preparedness of Isolation Ward Eastern Coalfields Limited to combat the spread o
Posted Date :  14-04-20

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Ambedkar Jayanti observed at ECL

New Delhi: 129th Birth Anniversary of Dr.Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), the father of the Indian Constitution was observed at ECL HQ in Dishergarh, West Bengal on 14.04.2020. Sri P S Mishra, CMD, ECL along with Functional Directors of ECL, employees and Union Repr
Posted Date :  14-04-20

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Meeting with contractual agencies on COVID-19

New Delhi: CMD along with all FDs of ECL hold a meeting with representatives of the Contractual Agencies working in different Areas in presence of all Area General Managers on 08.04.2020 through Video Conferencing for discussing steps being taken for prevention of spreading of Coronavirus in diff
Posted Date :  10-04-20

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ECL designed and developed a disinfection chamber

New Delhi: Jhanjra Project Colliery, Jhanjra Area, ECL has designed and developed a disinfection chamber called Personnel Sanitization Enclosure. This walkthrough enclosure decontamination external cloth & cap lamp. The decontamination is started automatically at the entry by the help of sens
Posted Date :  10-04-20

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