The 5-day event will focus on digital interventions in rescue and recovery activities
Udaipur (India CSR): Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead-Silver business, hosts the 51st All India Mining Rescue Competition from 14th-18th November 2022. The event is hosted at the company’s Rajpura Dariba Complex in Sindesar Khurd Mine under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines. It’s the biggest underground mining competition which is based on ‘Digital Interventions in Mine Rescue’ where total 26 teams from 18 different mining companies are participating in this competition.
These 26 teams belong from prestigious coal companies such as Coal Subsidiaries M/s Bahart Coking Coal Limited, M/s central Coalfields Limited, M/s Eastern Caolfields Limited. M/s Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, M/s Western Coalfields Limited, M/s Southeastern Coalfields Limited etc. From metal companies, teams such as M/s Hindustan Copper Limited, M/s Manganese Ore India Limited, M/s Hindustan Zinc Limited, M/s Uranium Corporation of India etc. are participating in these competitions.
Talking about this event, Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, said “We are thrilled to host the country’s one of the biggest underground mining event with Directorate General of Mines Safety which will witness participation from the crème de la crème of the mining fraternity. Mine rescue is an important & most critical task of any mining operation. One can determine the success of any rescue & recovery operation through the level of preparedness of the mine rescue teams. The competition will become a source of great learning for all the 18 companies participating and provide new avenues for mine safety.”
The judges from DGMS will be evaluating the performances of all the teams during the competition under the guidance of Chief Judge Shri B. P. Singh, Director of Mines Safety WZ, Nagpur, Shyam Mishra, Director of Mines Safety (DMRS), HQ, Dhanbad, Shri Aftab Ahmed, Director of Mines Safety, Ranchi SEZ, Sagesh Kumar M.R., Director of Mines Safety, CZ, Dhanbad and Shri Krishnendu Manadal, Director of Mines Safety, Bhuvaneshwar. Also, Shri Dayasagar, Director of Mines Safety, N-W Zone, Udaipur will also be present during the event.
In mines rescue competitions, participants are tested in terms of their knowledge and skills related to emergency situations and team members are required to solve a hypothetical problem within a specific timeline and under the observation of judges.
For the first time, the All India Mining Rescue Competition is going to include elements such as responses through ‘wireless communication’, ‘real-time positioning of rescuers underground’, ‘recording of all rescue tasks through CCTV’, ‘creating a FAB underground’, ‘briefing officers’, ‘rescue relay race’, to name a few.
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