CIL Floats Tenders for 35 Mining Projects
Indian state owned coal giant Coal India Limited announced last month that it has issued tenders for all 35 mining projects identified for mechanised
Indian state owned coal giant Coal India Limited announced last month that it has issued tenders for all 35 mining projects identified for mechanised transportation of dry fuel and setting up coal handling plants and silos for rapid loading at an estimated cost of INR 12,500 crore. Under mechanised transportation, coal would be moved through piped conveyor belt mode promoting cleaner environment. With reduced movement of coal-laden trucks on roads, it brings down dust pollution to the comfort of people residing in the proximity of the mines.
CIL said “Coal India’s pitch for efficient and environment friendly mechanised coal transportation in its first-mile connectivity, replacing the road movement, gained pace with the company successfully issuing tenders for all the 35 projects, of phase-1, by September 2020 as planned.”
Each of these mining projects has production capacity of four million tonnes per year and above. CIL is undertaking a study through National Environmental Engineering Institute, Kolkata particularly for assessing and quantifying benefits of environmental aspects of these projects.