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Brief Introduction of Tikak Colliery:
Tikak Colliery which is an Open Cast Mine was established in 1986. The mine comes under Makum Coalfield. It is located about 10 Km from Margherita. Tikak Colliery has two Units namely i.e. Tikak East and Tikak West (Tikak OCM). These are worked contractually with Shovel Dumper combination.
Mining in this colliery is carried out in a small hillock at an altitude of about 299m and 429.48m above MSL respectively.
It has two major working Coal Seams i.e. 20 ft and 60 ft, which were earlier worked out by Underground Mining Methods from Baragolai Colliery and Namdang Colliery since 1909 and 1896 respectively by M/s Assam Railway & Trading Company.
The remnant standing pillars in the goaf is worked by open cast method in Tikak Colliery.  The workings are located in the north limb of the Syncline.
Tikak Colliery was a part of Baragolai Colliery which was later bifurcated to Tikak Colliery under separate Managers with a common Agent/Project Officer.
The coal mined out is transported from both units to the coal siding area and dispatched to various destinations in the country by mode of Rail as well as Road.

 

  1. Coal reserves of Tikak Colliery.

   The Total Coal Reserves in Tikak Colliery is 121.37 Million Tonne (MT) of which 23.70 MT is Mineable Reserves.
The grade of Coal available in Tikak Colliery are

  1. G1- GCV exceeding 7500 but not exceeding 7600 K Cal/kg
  2. G2- GCV exceeding 6700 but not exceeding 7000 K Cal/kg
  3. G4- GCV exceeding 6100 but not exceeding 6400 K Cal/kg
  1. Production target of Tikak Colliery for 2015-16

 

 

Target

Achievement till 31st Jan 2016

Coal

175000.00 Te

117298.00 Te

OB

3424263.00 M3

2757227.00 M3

3. Coal Dispatch achievement in Tikak Colliery.              
The Coal dispatched from tikak colliery for the year 2015-16 upto 03/02/2016 are given below

 

Mode of transport

G1grade in Te

G2 grade in Te

G4 grade in Te

Total in Te

1

Rail

Nil

29448.40

27518.30

56966.70 (19 Rakes)

2

Road

3009.54

9641.28

3903.56

16554.38

 

Total

3009.54

39089.68

31421.86

73521.08

4.   Safety initiatives and Achievements in Tikak Colliery.
Regular on the spot safety talks along with regular weekly safety gate meetings are held and also monthly safety committee meetings are held to discuss and deliberate upon any lapses or action needed to be initiated to prevent accident and injury to the human resource and property.
Annual safety week observation is carried out. Safety posters, slogan, take 5 and safety is my responsibility etc as safety tools are posted in haul roads and inside the mine to remind safety while carrying out their duty. Regular on the job training, practical training for freshers, timely initial, refresher and special training are arrange at GVTC Baragoalai. Regular IME/PME of employees are carried out at Central hospital Magherita.
Safety Achievements:

  1. Prizes won in Annual safety week 2014-15 held at ONGC Jorhat.
  2. Best opencast mine working.
  3. Best surveying and statutory record maintenance and
  4. Overall best Mine
  5. Accident status.

year

Fatal

Serious

Reportable

Minor

2013

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

2014

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

2015

Nil

Nil

Nil

01

                        NB: Accident occurrence almost nil

  1. a. PME 2015 Achievement 100% (i.e. 57/57).

b. Refresher Training 97% (i.e. 34/35).
5.  Mine Development in coming three years.
i) Enhancing of production target by re-organizing the mine boundary i.e. from Namdang Pani Nullah to Ledo Pani Nullah.
ii) NEC management is considering of opening “Tikak integrated OCP” in the coming years which would enhance the production from the existing 4 L Te per annum to 10 L Te per annum.
6.  Manpower status in Tikak Colliery.      
i) Total Executive: 15
ii) Total Non Executive: 202
iii) Mining Staff: O/M=5, M/S=18
iv) Clerk: 11
v) Employee reduction in next three years (by Superannuation): 

Sl

year

Employee reduction

1

2016

17

2

2017

18

3

2018

20

7. Environmental Initiatives in Tikak Colliery.                 

  1. Six Monthly environment status report were submitted regularly to MoEFCC regional office Shillong.
  2. Plantation in 2015-16: Biological reclamation and plantation of Shurbs, Herbs and Local saplings were carried out as per the approved EMP guidelines and report with a view to provide at least three tier Canopy over this plantation area. Along with many varieties of Grass and shrubs 1300 Nos. of Local species of saplings were planted in the 2014-15 while 4000 Nos. of plantations are carried out in 2015-16 rainy season.

Plantation
Fig. Plantation gang at work in Tikak Colliery.

Tikak
Fig. Biologically reclaimed area in Tikak Colliery.

  1. Environment Monitoring:  Environment Monitoring i.e. Ambient Air quality, Water Analysis(both treated effluent and drinking water), noise level and Buffer zone ground water level were monitored quarterly and the reports were subsequently submitted to Pollution Control board and MoEFCC.           
  2. Environment Control Measures:

Chemical treatment based Nutralisation tank using Lime and Soda ash with three settling tank is in place to take care of rainwater run-off. To Control soil erosion and inundation from rainwater run-off check dams, Gully plugging, drain cleaning, siltation tank cleaning etc. were carried out annually.

Dam
Fig. Check dam during rainy season in Tikak Colliery.

  1. Butterfly park and Orchid garden:
  1. Butterfly park.

With the blessing from NEC management and suggestion from EAC MoEF&CC, Tikak Colliery has constructed a Butterfly park over old Reclaimed overburden dump for conservation, recreation and education point of view. Different types of plants and flower are planted in the site both for Nectar and Food for larvae.
Butterfly Park
Fig.1. Butterfly Park

B) Orchid Garden.
With a view to conserve the rare and unique orchids available in North Eastern India, an Orchid garden was also established in the Old Reclaimed overburden dump. It will serve the purpose of conservation and showcasing of this unique and beautiful forest dwelling flora to the people who cannot get accessed to these areas.
Orchid Garden 
Fig.2. Orchid Garden             

  1. Annual Rainfall: The annual rainfall for calendar year are

Sl. No

year

Rainfall in mm

1

2014

1729.97

2

2015

1925.75

 

8. Social activities. (Drinking water, Medical facilities, Electricity, School, Sports)
i. Drinking water and electicity: Tikak Colliery is providing drinking water and electricity facilities for all its employees, all contractual workers who are staying in company quaters, Tangsha Tribal Villages and other surrounding villagers.
ii. Medical facilities: Tikak Colliery provides medical facilities for all its employees and families including retired employees and also all contractual workers.
iii. School and education: Tikak Colliery provides grants-in-aid to Malugoan no. 3 Prathamik Vidyalaya for children of Tangsha Tribal Village. And also supports Tikak Prathamik Vidyalaya.
iv. Sports: Tikak Colliery promotes sports and physical activities in around the colliery by organizing annual sports for employees and family and also surrounding local villagers.
9. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Tikak Colliery in last 4 years


Sl.No.

Name of the work and place for year 2011-12

1

Construction of approach road to Hamukjan village, Ledo

2

Repiring. of the School bluilding at Malugaon at Tikak

3

Development of the road to the church At Malugaon-III at Tikak

4

Construction of approach road to Rang Ring at Tikak

5

Arrangement of w/supply at Hamukjan

6

Construction Of Tikak development committee building.

7

Aproach Road to deepwell of Hamukjan, Ledo

8

Drinking water supply pipe line to China Basti, Tikak

9

Renovation Of Tikak Namghar B’ldg.

10

Construction Of roofing with M.S. frame truss of Kendriya rangamanch at Tikak


Sl.No.

Name of the work and place for year 2013-14

1

Construction of boundary wall around the public hall at Sreemanta Sankardev Thermal Namghar at Ledo

2

Construction of compound wall and approach road to the Office of Assam Sahitya Sabha at Hamukjan

3

Water supply arrangement and constn. of road at Hamukjan Village, Tikak

4

Construction of latrine and urinal and fencing around the community hall at Malugaon-III at Tikak Colliery

5

Construction of community hall at China Basti, Tikak settlement area

6

Completion of the balance portion of the open auditorium at Tikak Colliery

7

Development of road to Rang-ring village at Tikak Colliery

8

Construction of community centre at Tikak Colliery

9

Water supply arrangement at Signal Basti at Tikak

10

Construction of the road and pucca drain from Tikak Field Office to BCL Office at Tikak

11

Construction of classroom at Sankardev Vidyapith High School at Ledo

12

Construction of culvert at Parigaon at Hamukjan at Tikak Colliery


Sl.No.

Name of the work and place for year 2014-15

1

Construction of training centre for weaker sections ( Women and Children) at Tikak China Basti


Sl.No.

Name of the work and place for year 2015-16

1

Total Electrification provided to Malu Goan-2 of Tikak Pahar