Environment Management in NCL
Salient Features - NCL towards Environment Excellence:
- NCL is one of the best environmentally managed Coal Producing Company.
- NCL have ten coal mining projects and each of the mines are earnestly carrying out environment management for sustainable mining.
- NCL is certified with ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHAS 18001:2007 for all mines, Hospitals and Central Workshop as an Integrated Management System (IMS).
- It has An Integrated Water Supply System(IWSS) with 18 MGD water treatment plant for all mines / colonies of NCL
- NCL has a large recreation park at Jayant colony with all infrastructure like boating, fountains, water bodies, amphitheater, clubhouse, toy train etc.
- There are 10 fully operational ETPs with sufficient capacity of treatment (with about 50% extra capacity).
- The OB dumps reclamation work, both physical and biological, in NCL is one of the best with bio-matting used earlier in Jayant, Dudhichua and Nigahi.
- The no of trees planted more than 2.30 crore trees with all around greening of the mined areas.
- In last three years more stress was given to bio- reclamation and the no of trees planted are 4.42 lakh in 12-13, 4.52 lakh in 13-14, 5.08 lakh trees in 2014-15 and 3.70 lakh trees in 2015-16.
- The per employee tree plantation is the one of the highest: more than 1375 trees per employee.
- Most of the mines are having proper black topped roads in the mines
- The ambient air quality is monitored for all the mines on fortnightly basis and 98% of the results indicate that the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) is within the norms.