International developments-Manufacturers in the face of shortage of explosives in the country,
Special meeting of Directors S. Chandrasekhar and N. Balaram with suppliers
The Singareni management is prepared to take precautionary measures to prevent its impact on Singareni in the wake of the emerging shortage of explosives in the country. Directors S. Chandrasekhar and N. Balaram held a special meeting with the manufacturers and suppliers of Explosives by video conference from Kottagudem on the instructions of the CMD N. Sridhar. The last two months, which are crucial for production, are expected to see a shortage of explosives.
Singareni Calories has to remove the overburden of 15 lakh cubic meters per day to meet the production target of 68 million tonnes set for this financial year, for which it has directed the manufacturers and suppliers of Explosives to supply at least 500 tones of explosives per day. Full assistance should be provided without any interruption in the supply of explosives.
From the 1st to the 10th of this month, the average supply of explosives was only 385 tonnes per day, which made it difficult to reach the overburden targets. He said that 73 per cent of the indent was being supplied and under no circumstances should it be increased to 100 per cent.
The manufacturers were asked to come up with special plans to supply the required quantity of explosives to Singareni, though the rise in the price of ammonium nitrate in the domestic and international markets may have some impact on the manufacture of explosives. Manufacturers of explosives should also extend full cooperation in the wake of the central government’s directives to ensure uninterrupted supply of coal to thermal power plants.
Participating in the review meeting, GM (Coordination) K. Suryanarayana from Singareni Bhavan, Hyderabad, analyzed the supply of Explosives by the respective Explosives by mines. On this occasion, He asked the concerned General Managers about the details of the explosives required for the various mines in the area for coal removal as per the set targets. It was suggested that careful plans be drawn up to produce coal to meet the demand. It was clarified that action would be taken against the companies which did not supply as per the agreement as per the regulations.
GMs in all areas were instructed to arm the blastings with efficient use of explosives and to improve the powder factor. Representatives of Explosives Manufacturing and Supply Companies said that despite having some problems with supply from Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), Deepak Fertilizers, which supplies the raw materials required for the manufacture of Explosives, Explosives will supply Singareni as far as possible.
The meeting was attended by Adviser (Mining) DN Prasad, GM (Marketing) K Ravishankar, GM (Strategic Planning) G Surender, GM (CPP) K Kottabudem K Nagabhushan Reddy, Svoto Directors Ravi Kumar, Singareni Bhavan. Prasad, GM (Finance) Subbarao, Corporate GMs, GMs from all areas, IDEL, Solar, IDL, Regines, Premier, Stranex, Salvo, Vishnu, Anjana Explosives.