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CIL CMPDIL and IIT-KGP Sign MoU for Coal Analysis

Coal News - Published on Mon, 10 Feb 2020

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Coal India Limited’s exploration arm Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited and IIT-KGP 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

Proven resources of coal in India have increased from 21 billion tonne in 1976 to 156 billion tonnes in 2019 which is mainly due the efforts of CMPDI. Six billion tonnes of coal were added to the proven category through preparation of 12 geological reports till December, 2019 and it is estimated that another 10 billion tonnes of coal will be added to this category covering an area of about 350 square kilometers during 2019-20.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 10 Feb 2020
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