The National Remote Sensing Survey (NRSC) team will visit the BCCL in November to look for areas affected by underground fires and landslides at the Jhariya coal field. The BCCL has again signed an agreement with the NRSC to conduct research on the areas affected by the fire. It is learned that NRSC is the agency of ISRO, which detects underground fires and landslides through satellite. On Tuesday, the Coal India chairman reviewed the Jharia underground fire through video conferencing and asked for a report to the BCCL within a month.
BCCL CMD Gopal Singh All Directors etc. are involved in video conferencing. The Coal India chairman discussed the BCCL’s initiative to investigate the situation of underground fires and landslides in the region. It is learned that 34 firefighters have been evacuated through the project in the affected areas. There are still 32 active fires. Rehabilitation was also discussed. Information has been sought on the rehabilitation of BCCL workers. The BCCL was informed that rehabilitation work has been damaged due to the corona but coal workers from the fire-hit areas will be rehabilitated in the non-coal-carrying areas this financial year. Rehabilitation work has also been done by JRDA. On this occasion, the BCCL had an insight into scientific mining and sought an action plan for it. It was said that many problems, including pollution, could be prevented by scientific excavation.