MBMPL to restore abandoned mine void with fly ash in Shahdol

MB Power Madhya Pradesh Limited (MBPMPL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) for backfilling of the abandoned mine void in Sharda Open Cast Mine in Shahdol District in Madhya Pradesh.

Backfilling, stowing and reclamation of the mine void shall be carried out as per March 2019 guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and requirement stipulated by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB). Once completed, the land will be available for utilisation of various purposes including grazing cattle, green belt development, playground for local residents, renewable resources, etc. Under the MoU, SECL has allocated 0.92 MCM volume to MBPMPL for backfilling out of total capacity of 1.08 MCM of the mine void.