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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.

Eastern Coalfields Limited news

ECL organized Family Counseling Program at Sodepur

Sodepur: Family Counseling Program under Mission Sambandh organised at Sodepur Area of ECL on 20.09.2019 where more than 100 employees along with their family member. Vinay Ranjan, Director (Personnel), ECL motivate employees to work as a team and make them understand the importance of family and
Posted Date :  20-09-19

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Start of new session at ECL Sephali Pvt. ITI Sikitia at Godda

New Delhi: This ITI is being operated & maintained under CSR of Eastern Coalfields Limited through Govindpur Sephali Samaj Seba Samiti. 50% of students come from Government quota of Govt. of Jharkhand and rest 50% from management quota of ECL who are from project affected families of Rajmahal Gro
Posted Date :  17-09-19

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Eastern Coalfields Limited Chai pe charchaa..

New Delhi: CHAI PE CHARCHA......an intitiative of ECL for strengthening female workforce. The program organised at SALANPUR Area of ECL where more than 100 female employees of AREA shared their view on growth, production, safety and security of the company. Sri Vinay Ranjan, Director(Personnel),
Posted Date :  14-09-19

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ECL organised Workshop on Code On Wages 2019

New Delhi: Workshop on CODE ON WAGES, 2019 organised at ECL HQ. Sri A K MEHTA, Addl. Advocate General, Ranchi and Sri Vinay Ranjan, Director(Personnel), ECL shared their view on CODE ON WAGES, 2019.
Posted Date :  11-09-19

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CSR Seminar at ECL

Dishergarh: Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (ECL) organised a seminar on ‘CSR - Responsible Growth & Inclusive Development’. The seminar discussed ‘inclusive growth’ and its necessity for sustainable development.    Speaking on the occasion,Shri. P.S. Mishra, Chairman-cum-Managing Dire
Posted Date :  22-04-19

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