Bhubaneswar: Seventy-one village youths, including six women, today joined the service of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited.
Welcoming the new recruits to MCL by providing safety helmets, General Manager of Hingula Area Kalicharan Khuntia said the new coal miners will add to the strength of Coal India in general and Hingula Area of MCL in particular.
Wishing them a successful service period, chairman and managing director of MLC A K Jha said "I congratulate all new recruits joining MCL at Hingula Area and wish their joining will take MCL to further heights in the ladder of success."
Known for its attractive compensation package to land-losers, MCL has provided employment to over 12,000 families of land-loosers in Angul, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh district of Odisha, the release said.
The Hingula Area has offered 165 employments from eligible families of which 71 have completed all formalities of joining the service, including mandatory fitness test, and have received posting orders, it said.
The company, which contributes around 25 per cent to the total coal production of Coal India, supplied a record 143 million tonnes of dry fuel to consumers, majority of which includes thermal power plants, the release said.