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CIL CMPDI Achieves 95% Exploration Target till December

Coal News - Published on Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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ET reported that Coal India Limited’s exploration arm Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited has achieved 95 per cent of its exploration targets by December 2019. According to the company, in 2019-20, it was given a target to drill 14 lakh meters of which 5.05 lakh meters would be by the company, while the rest at 8.95 lakh meter was to be out sourced. Against this, 8.9 lakh meter of drilling has been carried out up to December 2019 against the target for the period of 9.32 lakh meter, which is 95 per cent of the target.

CMPDIL has also recently roped in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for carrying out analysis of coal samples from different exploration camps. They signed a memorandum of understanding for a period of two years wherein CMPDI will entrust IIT-KGP with 3000 m of coal-cores annually to carry out different analytical tests to determine the quality of coal samples for incorporating in geological reports.

This year CMPDIL is expected to add 16 billion tonnes of proven reserves to the national resource base this year by March 2020. The plan is to offer fully explored blocks on auctions to commercial miners, the centre has decided to nearly treble monetary allocation to the Coal India arm so that it can increase its exploration acreages multiples times

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 20 Feb 2020
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