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Coal India Ltd. (CIL) Takes Out of Box Initiative To Produce Sand From Overburden at a Much Cheaper Price

*Better quality sand to be offered at almost 10 per cent of market price *Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) takes up the very first initiative * Reduces adverse footprint of river bed mining of sand           Even as the mandate is to produce and despatch coal to its consumers, Coal India Ltd. (CIL) has taken an out of ...

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Measures Adopted To Reduce Pollution during Coal Transportation & To Check Illegal Mining of Coal

Coal mining operations have some impact on environment in terms of change in land use pattern, dust, air, water and noise pollution. It is mandatory for all projects of CIL to get the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) approved by the competent authority before commencing the mining operations. A detailed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is carried out for each project considering ...

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Opening of Technical Bids for Auction of Coal Mines for Sale of Coal 34 bids received for 19 coal mines

The auction process of 67 coal mines for sale of coal was launched by the Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal on March 25, 2021. The last date of submission of Technical Bid was July 08, 2021. As part of the auction process, Technical Bids comprising of online and offline bid documents were opened today i.e. July 09, 2021, 10:00 am ...

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CIL forges ahead towards Energy Efficiency

In a bid to reduce carbon footprint in its operational area, Coal India Ltd. (CIL) has put special thrust on energy efficiency measures and is forging ahead with a series of measures to offset carbon emission in mining operation in all its coal producing companies. Apart from taking immediate action for efficient use of energy, CIL has also drawn an ...

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Coal production in country

The Details of coal production in the country during the last five years and the current year is given below:   [In Million Tonnes] Year Actual Production 2015-16 639.230 2016-17 657.868 2017-18 675.400 2018-19 728.718 2019-20(Provisional) 730.873 2020-21(Provisional) 620.100 * * 2020-21 Production up to Feb’ 2021 Import of Coal in India during last three years and current years up to ...

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Sustainable Development for Coal Sector

Several Out of Box Measures undertaken include Eco Mine tourism, First Mile connectivity, Use of Surplus Mine Water Government has put major thrust on sustainable development in coal mining and is taking multi-pronged action on both environmental & social fronts. Ministry of Coal has moved forward with a comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan andhas initiated its speedy implementation.Primary focus is on ...

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Steps taken by the Government to achieve the target of augmentation of coal production capacity

Government has taken the following steps to achieve the target of augmentation of coal production capacity: 1. Single Window Clearance System has been launched. 2. Guidelines for procedure and approval of mining plan has been simplified. 3. Auctioning of coal mines for commercial sale of coal started. 4.  Regular review and monitoring of allocated coal mines in the past. 5.  ...

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National Coal Index

Ministry of Coal has started Commercial Auction of coal mines on revenue share basis. In order to arrive at the revenue share based on market prices of coal, one National Coal Index (NCI) was conceptualized. The NCI is a price index which reflects the change of price level of coal on a particular month relative to the fixed base year. ...

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Reforms in Coal Sector

The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 was enacted to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 [CMSP Act] and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 [MMDR Act]. The amendments in the Acts enabled following. (i) Allocation of coal blocks for composite prospecting license-cum-mining lease which will help in increasing of the inventory of coal, lignite blocks ...

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Opening of Technical Bids for Auction of Coal Mines for Sale of Coal Second Attempt of Auction

The auction process of 4 coal mines (Chendipada&Chendipada-II, Kuraloi (A) North and Seregarha) for sale of coal was launched by the Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal on December 09, 2020. This was the second attempt of auction for these coal mines, for which the process was annulled in first attempt due to number of Technically Qualified Bidders being less than ...

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