Coal India is Adopting Contemporary Technologies : Piyush Goyal

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NEW DELHI :Technology upgradation is a continuous process and Coal India Limited (CIL) is adopting technologies as appropriate to a given mine/area as per the specific geo-mining conditions.

In case of open cast mining, CIL is adopting contemporary technologies using heavy earth moving machinery like draglines, shovel dumper combination, surface miners etc. as per the specific geo-mining conditions.

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

In case of underground mines technologies deploying load haul dumpers/side discharge loaders have been introduced in most of the mines and continuous miner technology has been successfully introduced in some of the underground mines. Similarly, long wall mining has also been introduced in some mines and work order has been issued for development of five underground mines through long wall technology in Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Eastern Coalfields Limited.

Recently, a study has been conducted for assessment of the need for upgradation of technology presently under practice in CIL mines and scope for further modernization. The consultant has submitted their report and the same is under examination for implementation.

(Report first appeared with Press information bureau )

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