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Dhanbad help for Patna

BCCL officers have collected donations worth more than Rs 1 lakh for flood relief

By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad
  • Published 1.10.19, 12:58 AM
  • Updated 1.10.19, 12:58 AM
  • a min read
Volunteers offer food packets to the flood-hit in Patna on Monday. (PTI)

Bharat Coking Coal Limited, the Dhanbad subsidiary of Coal India Limited, will send two high capacity diesel motor pumps to suck out water work from inundated residential colonies of Patna.

Senior officers of the BCCL, general manager and above rank have also collected donations worth more than Rs 1 lakh from among themselves to provide financial assistance to the residents of the flood-hit Bihar capital which is facing its worst deluge in recent times.

The financial assistance along with relief material such as medicines and other non perishable items like processed-food packets, clothes, matches and candles will be sent in a day or two to Patna on trucks.

“Large number of motors are use in BCCL underground mines for continuous dewatering work so we have decided to spare at least two high capacity motors of the capacity of 1,000 to 4,000 gallons per minute,” said Rakesh Kumar, director, technical (Operations), BCCL. “The idea to extend the helping hand for Patna residents came into my mind yesterday and when I discussed the same with the our CMD, P.M. Prasad, he welcomed the proposal and readily agreed to our plan.”

The BCCL, Rakesh explained, uses electric pumps in its mines but diesel pumps would required in Patna due to disruption of electricity connection due to the flooding there.