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In terms of provisions of guidelines issued by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and CIL CSR Policy, ECL has taken steps for taking up various CSR activities.
The following priority areas are taken up in Eastern Coalfields Ltd under the CSR activities:-

Drinking water facility.
Solar lighting system.
Health and family welfare.
Sanitation and public health.
Infrastructure development such as construction / repair of Community centers / Night shelters / Old Age Homes, building of roads, pathways and bridges.
Promotion of Sports & Games.
Setting of skill development centers.
Scholarship to meritorious students belonging to SC, ST, OBC & disabled categories.
Supplementing Development Programs of the Government.

Major Activities undertaken by ECL during 2012-13:

Baseline Survey / Need Assessment:

In terms of DPE guidelines and CIL CSR policy Base Line Survey/Need Assessment Study (NAS) for Rajmahal, Sonepur Bazari and Pandaveswar has been conducted by engaging National Corporate Social Responsibility Hub (NCSR HUB) – Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS).

In the first phase, Baseline Survey/Need Assessment Survey has been conducted in 14 villages of Rajmahal Area of Jharkhand and the final report has been submitted, which is under examination. In the second phase Baseline Survey/Need Assessment Survey has been conducted by NCSR HUB in the Sonepur Bazari and Pandaveswar of West Bengal, which has been completed and report is expected to be received shortly.

Mini Rural Water Supply Scheme for Village Bodra, Rajmahal Area:

A proposal initiated by Jharkhand Government amounting to Rs. 1.20 crore has been undertaken by ECL to address to the condition of drinking water facility prevailing in the location of Bodra Village under Rajmahal Area. 50% of the amount to the tune of Rs. 60 lakhs has been released to carry out the activity as first stage of work to DC Godda, Government of Jharkhand.

Construction of Additional Classroom at Maheela College, Godda:

The proposal for above work received from DC, Godda has been approved for an estimate of Rs.2.95 crore. An amount of Rs. 1.47crores have been released to DC Godda, Government of Jharkhand for the execution of first stage of work.

Construction of Additional Classroom at Deoghar College, Deoghar:

The proposal for above work received from DC Deoghar for an estimated amount of Rs.2.95 crore has been approved. An amount of Rs. 1.02 crores have been released to DC Deoghar, Government of Jharkhand for execution of the work.

Skill Development Initiatives of ECL with ATDC, Jharkhand:

ECL with its initiatives to provide livelihood to project affected people of coalfield areas in collaboration with Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), a Nodal Agency, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, two training programmes were sponsored consisting of 44 and 43 candidates belonging to weaker section of the society SC/ST/OBC and after training all were given gainful placement in the different textile industries of Bangalore, Delhi and Ranchi. An amount of Rs. 8.77 lakhs has been spent in this regard. This initiative taken by  ECL towards the Skill Development was appreciated by Secretary, Ministry of Textile, Government of India and also applauded to initiate more of such training.

Women Empowerment at Bankola Area:

Another step to strengthen the women belonging to the weaker section of the society in the area of sustainable development and women empowerment is being undertaken by providing training in Tailoring, and other Village Industries product like Candle Making, Food Processing, Silk Screen Painting, Phenyl and Liquid Soap Making to the 100 women of nearby villages of Bankola Area. An amount of Rs. 9.89 lakhs has been approved for this project run by an NGO Durgapur Creative Welfare Society in the name of “SWABHIMAAN” under the supervision of WIPS and AIWC of ECL, an amount of Rs. 6.4 lakhs has been disbursed for this initiatives.

Summer Camp at Bidhan Chandra Pratibandhi Karma Kendra, Khandra:

A Camp was organized for the distribution of aids and appliances for the physically challenged persons of Bidhan Chandra Pratibandhi Karma Kendra, Khandra is an example of sharing value in the society by AIWC. It also distributes items of regular use among the Old Aged persons of Prantik Old Age Home Burnpur for the upliftment of downtrodden and weaker section of the society.

Imparting free Computer education at DAV School, Pandaweshwar:

A school for imparting training on Computer skill has been opened for children belonging to the poor and weaker section of the society at Pandaweshwar Area which is facilitating habitants of the nearby villages and surrounding areas where there is no facilities for conducting Computer training.

MoU Activities

Sl. No. Performance Indicator Measurement Unit Target for the year Achievements Date of Reporting of Details to TISS Database Date of Acceptance Conveyed by TISS
Providing drinking water by 60 nos. of hand pumps in nearby villages(Rajmahal Area)
Rs. Lakh 45 Completed in March-2013 18.01.2013 21.01.2013
Lighting by solar lights in the villages nearby Rajmahal Area.
Rs. Lakh 20 Completed in March-2013 18.01.2013 21.01.2013
Construction of PCC road from Nemapanchayat Bhawan to Telegama Village via Johar Sthan with culverts.
Month of completion Jan'13 Completed in March-2013 18.01.2013 21.01.2013
Providing well-equipped mobile medical van (1 No.)
Month of   completion Dec'12 Completed in March-2013 18.01.2013 21.01.2013
Construction of 2 nos. room at Pandaweshwar Community Centre
Month of   completion Jan'13 Completed in August-2013 18.01.2013 21.01.2013

Details of CSR Expenditure:

Sl. no. Name of Work Amount (in Rs. crore)/ Percentage
PAT for the year under review(2011-12) 962.13
CSR expenditure 9.42
CSR expenditure as percentage of PAT 0.98%
CSR expenditure as percentage of minimum prescribed 5% of retained earning or Rs.5/- per
tone of coal production
Training expenditure on CSR (to be treated as CSR expenditure) 0.00
Unspent Balance amount of CSR Budget rolled over to the following year 7.08
Contribution to CSR HUB as percentage of CSR Budget 0.20%
CSR Budget for the year 2012-13 16.50


Since the inception, Eastern Coalfields Limited has taken up various activities for the welfare of its workers as well as development of people/communities living in the surrounding areas of the mines. In addition, lots of activities have been attended for the development of infrastructure, industrial structure, roads and railway sidings, residential building, water supply and other welfare activities etc. Brief description is as below:-

Residential Building:

There are altogether 91180 number of residential houses in the company, out of which 62960 numbers are standard quarters and 28220 numbers of non-standard houses. At present housing satisfaction is more than 118%. Regular repairing and maintenance of these quarters are being attended. In the year 2012-13 a budget of Rs. 17.73 crore was provided for block repairing and about 4136 quarters were thoroughly repaired under block repairing programme.

Welfare Buildings:

For the welfare of the workmen, there is tremendous improvement in the assets since nationalization, details as below-

Hospitals- 12
Dispensaries- 128
Canteens- 82
Rest Shelters- 137
Multipurpose Institutes- 12
Adult Education Centers- 03
Community Centers – 54

Water Supply

ECL has always given special attention for the improvement of potable water supply to the occupants of our residential houses as well as to the people of nearby communities. There are 22 numbers of slow sand filters, 20 numbers rapid gravity filters to provide filtered and treated potable water to the employees and their dependents. There are also 11 numbers of river bed bore wells.

In addition to this ECL has also participated with RCFA-1 and RCFA-2 water supply schemes of West Bengal government and Chirkunda water supply scheme of Jharkhand Govt. for augmenting the source of water and water is served to a population of 5,40,000.

Coal Production Roads and Railway Sidings:

Dispatch of coal is one of the prime activities of ECL and it is being done effectively and efficiently. Coal is being dispatched mainly by the mode of roads and railways. ECL has taken proper steps in this regard. Detail description of some ongoing and new works is as below:-

(a) Roads- Various activities have been undertaken for construction of coal transportation roads, peripheral roads of administrative buildings and internal colony roads with details as under :-

Sl. no. Name of Work Present Status
Construction of Coal transportation road from MIC to Nakrakonda at Jhanjra area. Work completed.
Construction of permanent bye pass road from Nabaghanapur to Jhanjra Area Office. Work completed.
Strengthening of coal traffic road from Kunustoria Road junction to ‘C’ Pit of Bansra Colliery along with construction of culverts at Kunustoria Area. Work completed.
Construction of road from Nimcha cabin to weigh bridge at Kunustoria Area. Work completed.
Construction of approach road (1.00 km) with culverts/ retaining wall and strengthening of balance portion (2.70 km) of the road from Shyamsundarpur Colliery to Bankola no. 1 Railway Siding via Area Office under Bankola Area. Work completed.

b) One of the major works related to railway siding, wharf wall etc. is as below:

Sl. no. Name of Work Present Status
Construction of new railway siding to serve Sonepur Bazari Project.
Detailed Project Report has been approved by Eastern Railway with some suggested modifications. ECL have gone through the report and advised RITES to take the matter of double lane from Y junction to loading point (3.2 km) with railways for construction in a phased manner.


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