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APSFC-Cumulative Sanctions Cross Rs 1000 Crore

SINGARENI COLLIERIES Applying Modern Technology SINGARENI COLLIERIES has a tentative investment for the Eighth Plan period of Rs 2,358.00 crore to achieve a targeted production of 335.90 lakh tonnes in 1994-95, i e, the terminal year of the Eighth Plan. Singareni Collieries has taken' a number of steps to modernise their mines by introduction of a number of mechanisation schemes. Load haul dumpers/side dump loaders have been successfully used in some of the underground mines for mechanised coal loading and it is planned to extend the same to other mines wherever feasible. It was for the first time in the country that load haul dumpers have been utilised for extraction of pillars at GDK-9 Incline. This technology would be extended further to other mines for speedy extraction of coal standing in pillars. Sing are ni was the first coal company in India to introduce AM-50 road headers for drivage of gate road ways for forming retreat longwall faces in 1978. At present road headers arc working in Kothagudem, Yellandu, Man- damari, Srirampur and Godavarikhani group of mines for formation of longwall faces. The first longwall face was commissioned at GDK-7 Incline in 1983 using double ended ranging drum shearer, self advancing powered supports and twin chain armoured faced conveyor for winning coal. The second face at Venkatesh Khani No 7 Incline was commissioned in June 1985. Singareni would like to progressively increase its mechanisation plans in the years to come by introducing 12 more longwall faces in Jawahar Khani-5, Godavarikhani-llA, GDK-10A, GDK-9 Vakilpalli block, Ravindrakhani-IA, Ravindrakhani-NT, Goleti 1 and 2 and Prakasham Khani-2 Inclines during the Seventh and Eighth Plan periods.

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