mining-engineering--1-Coal India Exploration arm ties up with IIT-KGP for coal analysis

The Economic Times, Metals & Mining (February 9, 2020)

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 for two years.

KOLKATA: Central Mining Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) has roped in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) for carrying out analysis of coal samples from different exploration camps.

On Saturday, CMPDIL & 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.

Additionally, the center will pay CMPDIL Rs 1,240 crore between 2019 and 2021 for expediting exploration on blocks that would be auctioned to commercial coal miners.

This year CMPDIL is expected to add 16 billion tonnes of proven reserves to the national resource base this year by March 2020. (Read More)