Kalinga Commercial Corporation Limited: Empowering The Mining Industry With Its End-To-End Offerings
By: Abhishek Devidutta Samal, VP - Projects
The mining industry in Asia is undergoing significant development, driven by various factors, and the sector in India is poised for growth due to the government’s emphasis on increasing production in steel, aluminium, alloy, cement, and thermal power sectors. This focus drives the demand for major raw materials such as iron ore, bauxite, chromite, coal, and limestone. Additionally, initiatives like the Make in India campaign and the National Mineral Policy aim to promote domestic production and attract investments in the mining sector.
With a growing population and infrastructure development, Asia’s mining industry is expected to experience continued growth, leading to increased mineral extraction, exploration, and processing activities. Kalinga Commercial Corporation Limited (KCCL) is a renowned mining company that began as a proprietorship entity in Odisha’s transport and construction sector in 1991. Over time, KCCL diversified the operations and expertise into mechanized mining, specializing in raising, transporting, and handling ores and minerals.
In the mining industry, customers often face various challenges impacting their operations and ability to meet demand. Major pain points include constraints in rail movement, seasonal issues during summer and monsoon, and local statutory issues that may disrupt sustained operations. Kalinga Commercial Corporation Limited (KCCL) recognizes these challenges and to mitigate constraints in rail movement, KCCL adopts proactive measures by maintaining close relationships with transportation authorities and optimizing logistics planning which helps ensure a smooth flow of raw materials and finished products. Regarding seasonal problems, KCCL implements robust contingency plans and employs advanced technologies to minimize the impact of adverse weather conditions.
KCCL is Empowering Mining Excellence with Innovation, Sustainability, & Commitment to Delivering Quality Solutions
The company invests in appropriate infrastructure, equipment, and techniques to ensure operations continue efficiently during challenging seasons and is well-versed in navigating local and statutory issues. With the addition of more mines and minerals, the company’s excavation volume has increased from 8.6 Million CUM in FY 2014-15 to 58.95 Million CUM in FY 2022. Furthermore, the company’s income has also seen remarkable progress, rising from Rs 165 crore in FY 2014-15 to Rs 2100 crore. “By engaging in responsible mining practices and implementing corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company not only fulfills regulatory obligations but also enhances the reputation and builds trust among stakeholders”, says Abhishek Devidutta Samal, VP - Projects, KCCL.
Innovating Mining Solutions
KCCL offers a diverse range of products and services in the mining industry and the company’s expertise lies in mechanized mining operations and developing world-class mines using the latest technology and modern facilities. The company specializes in excavating and transporting minerals and ores, including iron ore, chromite, and coal. The company provides comprehensive services throughout the mining cycle, from exploration and assessment of mineral deposits to mine planning and operational execution. The company also undertakes contracts and MDO (Mine Development and Operations) projects to transform virgin areas into productive mines. “With the vast experience and multidisciplinary team, KCCL is well-positioned to deliver high-quality mining solutions to meet the growing demand for minerals”, says Abhishek.
Dr. Soumya Ranjan Samal, Chairman & Managing Director
A Trusted Name in Mining
KCCL stands out in the mining industry due to the company’s commitment to meeting market demands. The company not only strives to achieve the targets but also aims to surpass them to fulfill the increasing market demand for minerals and this dedication benefits both the clients (mine owners) and customers. KCCL embraces state-of-the-art technology and employs the latest equipment and spare parts, including vibrating rippers, surface miners, and drills which allows them to enhance production efforts and deliver efficient mining services. Furthermore, KCCL’s emphasis on eco-friendly operations distinguishes them from the competitors, as the company prioritizes energy conservation, green belt development, and the use of solar energy in haulage roads and working sites. Through corporate social responsibility activities, the company also focuses on waste management, water conservation, and community welfare.
By incorporating sustainable practices, KCCL demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and the betterment of local communities. The company’s team expertise has been instrumental in its success, as with a wealth of experience in planning and operating mines, the team possesses a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of the industry. Their knowledge and skills enable the company to efficiently execute contracts, implement necessary statutory compliances, and develop infrastructure facilities. The team’s collective expertise has contributed to the company’s growth, allowing it to navigate various obstacles and seize opportunities in the mining sector. The team’s proficiency in executing projects, ensuring compliance, and optimizing operations has been crucial in establishing the company’s reputation and achieving success in the industry.
KCCL’s future roadmap involves venturing into underground mining operations with advanced technologies and remote-controlled machines to extract bulk minerals. The company also aims to diversify into exploration activities to evaluate and exploit deep-seated mineral resources. With these strategic initiatives, the company envisions becoming a global mining company within the next decade, further expanding the presence and expertise in the industry.
Abhishek Devidutta Samal, VP – Projects
Abhishek Devidutta Samal is a seasoned professional and the Vice President (Projects) at KCCL, responsible for overseeing operations and driving the company’s growth with his strategic vision and leadership.
Dr. Soumya Ranjan Samal, Chairman & Managing Director
Dr. Soumya Ranjan Samal is a highly accomplished and visionary leader, serving as the Chairman & Managing Director of KCCL. With extensive experience in the mining industry, he has led the company to new heights of success and growth, driving innovation and sustainable practices in the field.