Abstract : It’s been five years since the youngest subsidiary of Coal India Limited was formed in Odisha and took over coal mines from sister subsidiaries Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and South-eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL). Ever since the energy demand in the country was growing, the company was obtaining higher coal production and supply targets to meet the fuel requirements of the industry.
The company was born with a geographical advantage and product as well as operational disadvantages, which needed strategic planning and leadership to steer through the future business challenges.
The company, commands two large coalfields namely Ib Valley Coalfields and Talcher Coalfields (largest in Asia) with headquarters at Sambalpur, about 320-kms from state capital Bhubaneswar, was so far performing well as far as annual coal production and dispatches to consumers were concerned.
1. To comprehend the contribution of surface miners in quality coal production in with minimum impact on the environment.
2. To discuss the management vision and strategic decision-making in introducing new technology in the coal sector.
3. To highlight the use of technology to integrate processes and quality coal production and consumer satisfaction.
4. To understand the importance of management decision-making in the wake of current and future challenges.
5. To underline the importance of making modifications in existing technology to suit the business operations.
6. To promote discussions, deliberations, and innovative solutions for bringing in objective changes for wider awareness and acceptability.