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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2018 | Source : Equipment India

CMPDI identifies 30 new coal mining projects

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has identified 30 new coal mining projects for Coal India (CIL) that can add to the annual production capacity by 100 million tonnes. According to Shekhar Saran, Chairman and Managing Director, CMPDI, the project reports have been submitted to the CIL for evaluation.

According to Saran, CMPDI has also prepared 23 geological reports that established 5 billion tonnes of additional coal reserves across the country in proven category.

The company has joined hands with ISRO for a pilot project of monitoring air quality of mining areas through the use of satellites. In its latest initiative, the CMPDI is currently working on building a coal mines management and surveillance system for Coal India for plugging coal pilferages through illegal mining with the help of satellite data and GPS technology.

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