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Rs 30 Lakh Compensation For Kin Of Deceased, Operations In Talcher Coal Mines Resume


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06 August 2019

Diptanshu Dash


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Angul: As death toll touched five after dump slide at an open cast mine in Talcher's Bharatpur MCL Mines, the authorities on Tuesday announced Rs 30 lakh compensation for the kin of deceased.

Along with the compensation, MCL also assured contractual jobs (which will be regularised in one month time) to one of the members of each family. Soon after this, mining operations in the area began peacefully in presence of additional police force deployment.

As family members of deceased had staged protest since July 23 (the day of incident), all mining operations in the district had paused. The company incurred a cumulative coal value loss of Rs 213.60 crore.

NTPC's Kaniha plant had closed four of its six units while the Talcher Thermal Power Plant (TTPS) was running at 50 per cent of plant load factor (PLF).

After a successful meeting with Additional Collector Tapan Satpathy in presence of MCL authorities and legislator Braja Kishore Pradhan, the protestors agreed to retreat on Tuesday.

On July 23, a dump slide at an open cast mine in Talcher trapped 13 workers and machinery at work. While nine were rescued in critical condition and rushed to Central Hospital for treatment, four had been feared trapped.

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Braja Kishore Pradhan, MLA, Talcher

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MG Bramhapurkar, Nodal GM, MCL

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Tapan Satpathy, Additional Collector, Angul