Coal India contributes Rs 50 crore for rehabilitation of cyclone affected victims in Odisha


INDIACSR News Network

NEW DELHI: Coal India Limited has contributed Rs 50 crore for rehabilitation of cyclone, Phalin affected victims in Odisha. Shri R. Mohan Das, Director (P&IR), of CIL handed over the cheque to Sri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of Coal, in the presence of Shri S.K. Srivastava, Secretary, Coal here on Tuesday.

Coal India Limited (CIL) has donated this fund for the Chief Ministers Relief fund of Odisha under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy for the relief and rehabilitation activities in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha.

As per the meteorological inputs it was clear that the cyclone Phailin would hit the coast of Orissa on the 12th evening with its epicenter at Gopalpur. Even though the mining area of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited were not directly in the path of the storm, yet MCL as the biggest corporate in the State of Odisha constituted a Relief Task Force on the 10th of October to provide relief to the affected people of the state. Two medical teams were kept in readiness at Talcher in the district of Angul to be deputed at the behest of the State Administration. The State was also assured of all help forth coming by way of machines and manpower as well as relief materials.

The workers of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited weathered the strong winds and incessant rains up to 180 mm in 24 hours and proved their mettle as well as their solidarity towards the state and nation by continuing to produce coal and bounced back to normalcy in the quickest of time to ensure un-interrupted power supply to the nation.

Coal India Limited has been a responsible corporate citizen and has been actively contributing for the welfare and betterment of society at large. Recently, CIL contributed Rs 16.50 crores for construction of Trauma Center at Leh (J&K). During the natural calamity in Uttarakhand PSUs under Ministry of Coal have contributed more than Rs 125 crores (Rs. 92.5 crore towards Chief Minister’s Relief fund and 33.5 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief fund) towards relief work in Uttarakhand.

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