Minerals constitute one of the main pillars of economic growth of any country. Indian Mineral industry has also achieved tremendous growth and also imbibed the latest mining technologies. Along with this growth, safety and occupational health of the people engaged in Mining have become important parameters in mining operations. Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, endeavours to reduce the risk of the occupational diseases and casualty to persons employed in the mines. To promote a competitive spirit amongst the mine operators in the country for the practicing highest safety standards in mining operations and give due recognition to outstanding safety performance at the national level, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, instituted the National Safety Awards (Mines). Over the years, GMDC’s safety practices have received this national recognition. Once again it was moment of pride for GMDC as it has received following two National Safety Awards :
- Panadhro Lignite mine of GMDC has been the Winner of Lowest Injury Frequency Rate (LIFR) per Million Cum. Output > Coal Mines (Opencast) output > 10 million cubic meter (including overburden) for the year 2015.
- Mata-no-madh Lignite mine of GMDC has been the Runner of Lowest Injury Frequency Rate (LIFR) per Million Cum. Output > Coal Mines (Opencast) output > 10 million cubic meter (including overburden) for the year 2016.
The award was presented to GMDC by Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India on 16/12/2019 at New Delhi. On behalf of GMDC, the award was received by Shri Arunkumar Solanki, IAS – Managing Director and its team.
It was once again a glorious milestone in the ever growing success story of GMDC.