Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Coal have so far contributed Rs 125 crores for relief and rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand.
Out of this Rs 92.5 crore have been contributed towards, Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Rs 33.5 crore to Prime Minister'sNational Relief Fund.
The contribution includes Rs 50 Crores fromCoal India Limited (CIL), Rs 22.4 crore from Northern Coal Field Limited( NCL), Rs 27 crore by Bharat Coking Coal limited (BCCL) and more than Rs 6 crore from Western Coalfields Ltd.
The cheques for the noble cause presented earlier to Union Minister of Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal by the PSUs have been forwarded to concerned funds.
Today, the Union Minister for Coal, also received a cheque of Rs 7.7 crore from the South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a cheque of Rs 7.5 crore from the Eastern Coalfields Limited, and a cheque of Rs 2.7 Crores from Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.BSE 3.04 %
These contributions are made from one day's salary of the employees of the PSUs. The cheques were presented by N Kumar, CMD, SECL, Rakesh Sinha,CMD, ECL and B Surender, CMD, NLC in the presence of S K Srivastava, Secretary Coal, S Narsing Rao CMD Coal India Ltd and other senior official of PSUs.
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has appreciated the concern displayed by Coal PSUs employees for a worthy cause.