The impact on Environment due to Coal mining activity is being monitored constantly by the company. Adequate environment protection measures for control of Air, Water & Noise Pollution, Land degradation, deforestation etc. are being undertaken in accordance with the provisions of statutory norms, Acts and Rules. The importance of land reclamation, proper mine closure activity, better air, water and land management and addressing public concerns on environment has increased manifolds. This has been reflected in the conditions stipulated in EC and FC accorded to various projects of the company. Accordingly, ECL has initiated many steps for better adherence of EC & FC conditions and providing holistic environment.
ECL firmly believes in adhering to the concepts of Sustainable Development. Sustainable use of mine water and replenishment of groundwater is also prioritised on the forefront of environmental core issues. As a part of this we have initiated programs such as Rainwater Harvesting, utilization of mine water, installation of Solar Panels etc.
Eastern Coalfields Limited has a full-fledged Environment Department with 33 executives to cater the requirement of Environmental Management for mines of ECL.