Ludhiana News- Supply of coal becomes major concern area for power generation plants

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The students of MBA -First Semester, GNDEC, Ludhiana accompanied by Prof. H.S. Dhall and Prof. Amarpreet Kaur during an industrial visit to one of the Maharatna companies BHEL, Goindwal Sahib.

Ludhiana, September 30, 2013: The students of MBA -First Semester, GNDEC, Ludhiana accompanied by Prof. H.S. Dhall and Prof. Amarpreet Kaur went for an industrial visit to one of the Maharatna companies BHEL, Goindwal Sahib, which manufactures industrial valves.
The students were introduced to the various manufacturing processes inside the factory. Thereafter the students had an interactive session with DGM, Tajinder Singh and Senior Executive-HR. They were told about the various factories of BHEL in India. Also the markets this particular factory caters to were discussed. It was told that besides the domestic market and about 75 other countries of the world were being catered.
During the interactive session the students learnt some very interesting facts. The major domestic suppliers of the factory for raw material such as Upper India Steel etc are unable to cope with the demand many a times and the factory has to resort to expensive imports from China. However despite these trends, the domestic suppliers have not expanded their production capacities. The final product of the plant is an industrial use product and used very much in the commissioning of new power generation plants. Owing to the coalgate scam and the subsequent
reallocation of coal blocks the supply of coal has become a major concern area for the power generation plants. As such new projects are either abandoned or on hold and therefore high volatility in demand of inputs is there. So the suppliers of raw material to the plant feel uncertainty of demand and resist expansion plans.
Further it was also a new information for the students that the factory procures some finished goods as well from other manufacturers and sells in the market without any processing thereby playing a trader's role.
The visit was an enriching experience for the students to gain an insight into the real business practices.
At the end one of the students Parampreet Singh expressed thanks to the officials for their support and cooperation.

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Monday, September 30, 2013