Coal Mines-Jindal Power Limited
The fuel supply for the power plant is met through the coal produced at the Company's open Cast coal mines in Sub Block IV/2 & IV/3 of Gare-pelma area in Mand –Raigarh coal field that are located about ten km from the power plant under Tamnar Tahsil of Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh. Mine has a leasehold area of about 965 Hectare.
A modern coal washery with 4.5 MTPA capacity is under construction and likely to be commissioned in the year 2012. This will ensure consistently good quality coal supply to power plant which will further improve the performance of power plant.
Jindal Power open Cast coal Mine (JPOCCM) is committed to safety and has a good track record in mines safety. The mine has recorded no accidents during last year. The mine takes part regularly in the safety week celebrations held by Director General Mines, Safety and Coal India Ltd. in the mega mine category of the Bilaspur- Jabalpur- Raigarh region and has bagged many prizes for safe workings, mine lighting, publicity and propaganda, haul road maintenance, dust control etc. from 2008 onwards.
The coal from the washery to the power plant is transported by a pipe conveyor belt of 7 km length. The pipe conveyor is the second longest pipe conveyor in the world and the longest pipe conveyor in India. It is an environment friendly, non polluting safe and economic system for coal transport.
Housing & Welfare Amenities
The employees of mines are provided residential accommodation in the Urja Nagar colony of the Jindal Power Ltd. The colony is established in 56 hectare of land with 555 residential quarters for the employees of Jindal Power ltd with facilities like gardens and road connecting each block with safe drinking water, hospital, park, temple & market complex. A Senior Secondary school affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi, with all modern facilities like libraries, computer lab and science laboratories is established in the colony for the education of the student of the colony and nearby villages.