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Today (20:29) Over 1,000 workers, most of them women, return home in train from Kerala (
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Many firsts in the way Jharkhand has ferried back migrants
A special train from Kerala with over 1,000 workers, mostly young women, reached Hatia station in Ranchi around 11am on Saturday morning.
According to railway sources, 836 of them, including nearly 600 women, got down at Hatia while the rest continued their journey till Hazaribagh.
The women, most of them working in garment factories
in Kerala, were stranded there ever since the lockdown. After their arrival here, they were temperature screened and given food packets and water bottles by the administration.
The government also arranged buses to send them to their respective hometowns in Bokaro, Simdega, Gumla, Khunti and Latehar districts.
Not many were keen on talking but indicated they had approached the government for help to return to Jharkhand. “We were not offered anything to eat during our two-day journey,” one of them said, adding they shared whatever food they could bring with them or were able to buy on the way.
According to information from state government sources, over 200 special trains have brought back around 2.90 lakh migrant workers to the state so far.
Besides, many more reached home, either walking or by cycle. Some said they had hitch-hiked all the way.
As for brining migrants back home, Jharkhand has many firsts to its credit. The train that had left Hyderabad for Hatia on May 1 was the first one used to ferry workers.
A group of 180 such workers were flown from Mumbai to Ranchi by a chartered flight on May 28 by the members of Alumni Network of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. That was first such initiative by any group.
That was followed by another airlifting, that of 60 workers from Leh by a commercial flight. The trip was organised by the Jharkhand government, the first by any state government.
Another flight on June 4 brought back 180 workers stranded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This was also a first of its kind as the journey was sponsored by Interlink Foods Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based private company that responded to a call for help by chief minister Hemant Soren. The company spent around Rs 22 lakh for the flight.
Today (19:41) PM condoles the demise of Shri Ved Marwah (
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Posted On: 06 JUN 2020 11:58AM by PIB Delhi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of former Police Commissioner of Delhi and former Governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand, Shri Ved Marwah.
"Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as
an IPS officer. He was also a well respected public intellectual. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti", the Prime Minister said.

Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as an IPS officer. He was also a well respected public intellectual. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6, 2020
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Yesterday (17:19) Karnataka’s Hubballi to get world’s longest railway platform (
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Karnataka's Hubballi railway station is set to get the world's longest railway platform with dimensions of 1,400 metres length and 10 metres width.
Karnataka’s Hubballi railway station is set to get the world’s longest railway platform with dimensions of 1,400 metres length and 10 metres width. Confirming the same, South Western Railway (SWR) officials told that the extension work in Platform number 1 of the Hubballi Junction is underway.
While the existing platform is 550-metres long, it will be extended to 1,400 metres in a year, SWR officials said. “The work is
done spending Rs 90 crore for remodelling of yards, building work, signalling, third entrance construction, electrical and other related works. The work is underway and will be completed in a year,” SWR Chief Public Relations Officer E Vijaya said.
The extension is being done as part of doubling between Hubballi and Bengaluru, which is underway since November 2019. The railway station will also get three more platforms at the end of the ongoing project, taking the total number of platforms to 8.
“This includes the inspection carriage line used at present also getting converted to a full platform. With the new platforms, trains can be dispatched to both directions at once. Remodelling of Hubli yard is also in progress.” Vijaya added.
While the railway station has two entry/exit gates at present — one at the main entrance and another on Gadag Road, a third entry is also being constructed now.
Indian railway platforms dominate the list of longest platforms at present as well. While Gorakhpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh has the longest platform (1366 m) operational now, the second on the list is Kollam Junction (1180 m) in Kerala.
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Today (19:41) RCF Crosses Rs. 100 Crore Mark In Cumulative Sales of its Industrial Products In Current Financial Year (
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Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Posted On: 06 JUN 2020 5:01PM by PIB Delhi
Despite the current COVID19 situation Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd- RCF a PSU Under the Department of Fertilizers government of India has been successful in keeping its operations running and has crossed Rs. 100 Crores in sales of its Industrial Products in the first two months of the current Financial year 2020-21.
Major Products are : Ammonia- as refrigerant, for nitriding of steel, rocket fuel, pharmaceuticals.
Ammonium Nitrate- in explosives for coal mining etc.
Ammonium Bi-Carbonate- for bakery products, tanneries.
Methyl Amines- in pesticides, dyestuff, pharmaceuticals.
Concentrated Nitric Acid: in explosives, pharmaceuticals.
Dilute Nitric Acid: in jewellry, propellant.
Argon - arc welding.
Formic Acid - in rubber, leather.
Di-Methyl Formamide - as solvent for fibres, spandex, polyamides.
Di-Methyl Acetamide - as solvent for polyester film, acrylic fibres.
Sodium Nitrate : in propellants, explosives
RCF’s Q4 2019-20 Profit after Tax rises over 190 % over Q4 2018-19
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) tripled its standalone profit after tax in the March quarter to Rs.142.28 crores from Rs.48.47 crores in previous year registering an increase of 193.54%.
RCF’s Profit after Tax For FY 2019-20 rises 49 % over FY 2018-19
Profit after tax for financial year ended 31st March 2020 surged to Rs.208.15 crores from Rs 139.17 core in previous year.
Annual revenue from operations jumped 9 % year-on-year (y-o-y) to Rs. 9698 crores, which is the highest ever since inception. Annual EBIDTA before exceptional items grew 36 % y-o-y to Rs. 711.96 crores.
Despite various challenges being faced by the Company, the financial performance for the current year has been better as compared to previous year.
Fertilizer industry got some relief as Government approved vintage allowance of Rs. 150 per tonne to certain plants (30years old + converted to Gas) and additional fixed cost of Rs. 350 per tonne of Urea as per Modified NPS III which was long awaited. RCF has accounted for the same in Q4 of FY 2019-20.
The Board has recommended a dividend of 28.40%, its highest-ever dividend declaration in the history of the Company.
S.C. Mudgerikar, CMD RCF, has stated that during the FY 2019-20 the overall sale of manufactured & traded fertilizers increased by 7% over previous year. Company's Complex Fertilizer-Suphala sale increased by more than 15% over previous year. RCF launched two new products during FY 2019-20 viz. Organic Growth Stimulant & Water Soluble Silicon Fertilizer. RCF commissioned 15 million litre per day capacity Sewage Treatment Plant during FY 2019-20. RCF also got recognized as a State Trading Enterprise for import of Urea on government account & imported 16 lakh MT of Urea.
Going forward, the farming sector is expected to get help from a good monsoon forecast in FY 2020-21. In the ongoing current Covid-19 pandemic, Company is fully geared -up to face the upcoming challenges and ready to capitalize on the opportunities coming its way.
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Today (19:40) Coal India Arm Western Coalfields opens 3 new coal mines (
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Ministry of Coal
SAMVAAD App launched to connect with employees and stakeholders digitally
WCL EYE to monitor mining operations
Posted On: 06 JUN 2020 3:15PM by PIB Delhi
Coal India Subsidiary Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL)
opened 3 new coal mines in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh today having combined annual production capacity of 2.9 million tonnes (MT). The company will infuse total capital expenditure (Capex) of Rs. 849 crores on these projects and generate direct employment for 647 persons. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi inaugurated the mines through video conference.

“WCL has to produce 75 MT of coal by financial year 2023-24. Opening of these mines will certainly add in the efforts of the company reaching this milestone and also help Coal India achieve 1 billion tonnes (BT) coal production target by financial year 2023-24.” Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi said on the occasion.
The three mines which WCL has opened, are a) Adasa Mine, an underground to open cast mine, in Nagpur Area of Maharashtra, b) Sharda underground Mine in Kanhan Area and c) Dhankasa underground mine in Pench Area of Madhya Pradesh. The annual coal production capacity of Adasa mine is 1.5 MT whereas Sharda and Dhankasa mines are having annual coal production capacities of 0.4 MT and 1 MT respectively.

The company launched a surveillance System named WCL EYE for monitoring of its mining operations and an App named SAMVAAD to connect with its employees and stakeholders on this occasion. WCL EYE will monitor operations of 15 major mines of the company round the clock that account for 70% of the company’s coal production. It will also help monitor coal stocks and availability of coal at sidings, keep a tab on placement of rakes and loading at railway sidings and ensure accountability.

SAMVAAD is a Mobile and Desktop App for employees & stakeholders, which will provide a virtual platform for suggestion/feedback/experience sharing. Quick Response Teams will respond to the queries and feedbacks in 7 days mandated period.

Shri Joshi announced that different subsidiaries of Coal India have given Rs. 20 crores to the Government of Madhya Pradesh to strengthen its fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Coal India will also give Rs. 20 crores in a day or two to the Government of Maharashtra for strengthening its cause against COVID-19.

WCL has launched “Mission 100 Days” a roadmap to achieve targets for the current fiscal. This mission will also help the company accomplish mid and long-term goals. The company’s coal production and offtake target for the current fiscal is 62 MT.

“Opening of these 3 Mines is a part of WCL’s future plan to start 20 new Projects by financial year 2023-24 including 14 in Maharashtra and 6 in Madhya Pradesh. The company will make total capital expenditure of Rs. 12753 crores on these projects and generate direct employment of over 14000” Shri Joshi said.

The company has already opened 20 new and expansion projects in the last 6 years with over Rs. 5300 crores of capital expenditure and 5250 direct employment to land losers.

WCL had produced 57.64 MT of Coal in financial year 2019-20, up over 8% in comparison to the last fiscal.


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