CIL steps to improve Coal Production from Underground Mines

By | May 5, 2016

Steps taken by CIL to improve Coal Production from Underground Mines

Coal India Limited (CIL) has envisaged following steps to improve coal production from underground mines include:

• Planning new underground mines adopting mass production systems like continuous miner technology and longwall technology wherever feasible.

• Entering into risk / gain sharing arrangements with the equipment suppliers for guaranteed levels of production and maintenance of equipment

• Undertaking thorough geo-mining investigations before the formulation of the projects

• Training of manpower.

• Replacing manual loading with loading machines like Side Discharge Loaders (SDLs), Load Haul Dumpers (LHDs) in conjunction with belt conveyers wherever feasible

• Providing man riding systems to reduce travel time of miners

• Introducing multi skilled job concepts etc.

• Create adequate infrastructural facilities for ventilation, bunkerage, coal evacuation, out-bye transportation, mechanized tunnelling, shaft sinking, roof supporting.

• Delineate new blocks amenable for longwall technology with super block concept.

This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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