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CIL adopts technology to boost coal quality

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Coal India (CIL) has adopted a number of measure to help boost the quality of its coal production, according Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines.

Measures include the adoption of new technologies, such as surface miners in opencast mines and continuous miners in underground mines, as well as operational improvements, including the position of overburden and coal benches to avoid contamination.

Other improvements include the installation of metal detectors/magnetic separators over running conveyors before coal loading and re-arranging crushers to provide coal that is better sized to consumer demands.

Customer representatives have also been included in coal sampling and analysis activities and subsequently given the opportunity to adjust payment against the value of the coal.

Other measures are aimed at increasing CIL’s coal production to the target of 908.1 million t by 2020, including expansion of existing mines, the opening of new mines and the building of three major rail projects to boost coal transport capacity. Exploration activities have also been stepped up through the use of modern equipment and outsourcing to private-sector firms.

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