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Optimistic of completion of the first phase of crucial Jharsuguda-Barpali railway line by June, 2016, the centre on Thursday said it had not rejected Odisha government’s application seeking Chhendipada coal blocks for the state PSUs.
“I am happy to inform that Jharsuguda-Barpali rail line which is one of the three major railway lines for evacuation of coal in the country, has progressed well. The first phase single line of Jharsuguda-Barpali line will be completed by June 2016,” union coal secretary Anil Swarup told reporters here.
Swarup was here to discuss the progress of 11 coal mines of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL). He said completion of the Jharsuguda-Barpali railway line would ensure evacuation of about 20 million tonnes of coal from the pit head to power plants located in other places.
“As MCL has already made a record by producing 120 million tonnes of coal last year and targets 150 million tonnes production this year, the importance of the new railway line is very important,” Swarup said adding coal availability is not a problem now, but there is challenge in evacuation of the dry fuel from pit head.
While giving adequate stress on coal evacuation system Swarup said the country has generated 494 million tonnes of coal this year which is 32 million tonne from the previous year. This year also the target is about 12 per cent more.
On state government’s efforts to expedite coal production, Swarup said the state administration have been very positive. The Chief Secretary has directed officials to complete works within specific time line.
To a question, the Union Coal Secretary said Centre has not rejected any application of the state government to avail Chendipada coal blocks. “Let me clarify, the centre has not rejected any proposal of the state government. We have certain process for the coal block allocation. We will consider the case of Odisha in next round of allocation of coal blocks under due procedure,” Swarup said.
To another query, Swarup said Odisha government would earn about Rs.45,000 crore over a period of 25 to 30 years from the coal blocks located in the state.
Three women died in succession after caesarean section was performed upon them by doctors at VSS medical college in Sambalpur. One of the deceased belongs to Belpahar in Jharsuguda district, and the other two belong to Bargarh district.
Reportedly, the doctors conducted caesarean section on nine women on Saturday. The women were kept in the observation room after this operation.
But, three of them reportedly died one after the other immediately when they were shifted to the observation room. The doctors suspect the deaths could have taken place due to the side effects of medicines provided by the government to the hospital.
Following the incident, the supply of medicines by the government to the Gynaecology ward of the hospital were ceased.
“The post-surgery condition of the three women was all right. But their condition deteriorated suddenly after taking the medicines. After a bout of severe vomiting, they foamed and died suddenly. We suspect the death could be due to the reaction of the drugs administered on them,” Dr Lalmohan Nayak, assistant professor, Gynaecology, reportedly said.
It is noted that before 2 years, nine newborn babies have died at the VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla in the 24 hours.
District Rural Development Agency: Jharsuguda
Applications are invited to fill up 01 (one) post of Asst. Project Director(Rural Housing) in DRDA, Jharsuguda on contractual basis with a consolidated remuneration of Rs 12,500/- per month.
Qualification:- Master Degree in Sociology, Social Work / MBA in Rural Management or 2 years PG Diploma in Rural Management / Rural Development from any recognized university / Institution.
Age Limit:- Maximum age limit as on dt. 01/01/2015 is 40 years
Note:- Application form not rceived with in dt. 25/02/2015 through Registered / Speed post shall be rejected.
The application form and other details can be downloaded from http://jharsuguda.nic.in
Phone/FAX No. 06645271337
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