Ministry of Coal awards a ‘5 Star’ rating to GHCL Limited’s
Khadsaliya Lignite Mines
New Delhi, 20 April, 2023: GHCL Limited, India’s leading Chemical Company, has been awarded a ‘5 Star’ rating for its Khadsaliya Lignite mines situated in Bhavnagar Gujarat, by the Ministry of Coal(MOC), Government of India. This is the first Lignite Mine from the state of Gujarat to receive a ‘5Star’ rating by achieving the 16th Rank in the Ministry rating scheme for Coal Mines.
The Mining sector in India is constantly evolving with a focus on enhancing efficiency, deploying safer Mining techniques to ensure accident- free operations, better environment, welfare of workers and rehabilitation of project affected families, etc. The Ministry of Coal’s Star Rating Policy for Coal Mines in India rates the various coal and lignite mines in the country based on 59 evaluation parameters in the case of Opencast Mines. These parameters relate to environment, economic performance, operations, compliances, safety and security, rehabilitation and resettlement and adoption of technology and best practices.
A five-star rating, the highest in the rating scheme and is awarded to mines that perform best on the above parameters. Total of 206 Mines participated in the open cast category for 2021-22.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr R S Jalan, MD, GHCL Limited said “Creating Value Responsibly is the basis of all that we do at GHCL. We are proud to have achieved the highest number of accident-free days which as of today are 5224 days. This has been made possible because of our scientific and efficient operations, worker friendly policies and sustainable ways to mitigate environmental and social impacts. GHCL is a socially and environmentally responsible organisation and is committed innovation and sustainable growth.”