Last updated on April 1, 2020
SCIENCE AND APPLIED RESEARCH ALLIANCE SUPPORT (SARAS) INITIATIVE
Context: Coal India’s flagship subsidiary Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has set up a centre named “Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support”(SARAS) to promote Innovation, Research & Development and skill development along with improving company’s operational efficiency and utilize resources at optimum level.
What is SARAS?
SARAS stands for “Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support”. It aims to promote innovation, R&D and skill development along with improving company’s operational efficiency and utilize resources at optimum level. SARAS will help and enable the company in Integration of Innovation and Research for enhancing coal production, productivity, and safety in mines.
Besides, the SARAS would also help establish centres of excellence to ensure technical support to R&D along with thrust on quality skill development and employment to local youths in and around company’s operational area.
ABOUT NATIONAL COALFIELDS LIMITED
NCL accounts for 15% of India’s coal production and 10% of thermal power generation of the country is met by the coal produced by this Miniratna Company of Govt. of India. The company produces more than 100 million tonnes of coal every year. It has planned to produce 107 million tonnes of coal in the current fiscal.
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