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Mine with the Mind: Awards galore for Nalco’s Panchpatmali Mines

Bhubaneswar:4/9/18:The Panchpatmali bauxite mine of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has bagged five prestigious awards at the concluding ceremony of 20th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) week, held under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines, Govt of India, at Bhubaneswar on last Saturday.

In appreciation of outstanding mines, environment & mineral conservation, NALCO was awarded the ‘Par Excellence Award’. Besides, among other awards, the company also received the 1 st prize in afforestation, 1 st prize in reclamation & rehabilitation, 1 st prize in sustainable development and 1 st prize in overall performance ( in more than 5.5 million tonne per year mining capacity category).

Appreciating the concerted efforts made by the employees, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of the company, conveyed hearty congratulations to NALCO Collective for the accolades and expressed that these awards are in recognitions to our continuous efforts in promoting environment friendly business practices and mine with the mind.

On behalf of NALCO, Shri S. Chaudhuri, General Manager (Mines) and Shri Sanjaya Kumar Patnaik, AGM (Environment), received the award from Dr. Niranjan Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary (Mines), Government of India. It may be noted that NALCO’S Panchpatmali bauxite mine is only mines in the state of Odisha to be accorded a 5 star rating for implementation of the Sustainable Development Framework.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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