Achievements of CMPDI during 2009-10
Financial year 2009-10 had been a spectacular year for CMPDI. CMPDI
recorded excellent all-round performance during the year and
achievement in its major areas of operation touched its pinnacle in the
annals of CMPDI.
CMPDI was conferred with the status of ‘Mini Ratna’
during 2009-10 and
become the sixth subsidiary company of CIL to achieve this feat. CMPDI
was also adjudged the ‘Best performing Subsidiary Company of CIL
the year 2008-09 as per MoU rating. We have also crossed the barrier of
4 lakh meter of drilling in a year.
- CMPDI has achieved a new record in the field of exploration.
CMPDI along with various agencies under its supervision has carried out
about 5.22 lakh metres of drilling during 2009-10, which is an all time
high achievement, registering a growth of 58% over previous year by
adopting a multi pronged strategy viz. induction of new drills/high
capacity drills, replacement of old drills, opening of new camps,
entering MoU with MECL and engaging Govt. and Private agencies for
- Exploratory drilling has been carried out in 102 blocks/mines
spread over 25 Coalfields in 7 States by CMPDI and its contractual
agencies. Apart from it, GSI & MECL have also taken up Promotional
drilling in coal sector and has taken up regional exploration of 16
blocks in 8 coalfields.
- CMPDI drills have achieved 2.64 lakh metres of drilling as
compared to 2.28 lakh metre achieved in previous year. The average
productivity of CMPDI’s drills has also increased to 413
metre/drill/month as compared to 397 metre/drill/month achieved last
year registering a growth of 4%.
- One new drilling camp at Korba (in SECL area) has become
- 18 Geological Reports have been prepared by CMPDI establishing
about 2.6 Billion Tonnes of coal resources to the ‘Proved category’.
- 14 Geological Reports have been prepared under Promotional
Exploration (by MECL & GSI) estimating 4.6 Billion Tonnes of new
coal resources in indicated/inferred category.
- 35 Project Reports have also been prepared with capacity addition
of about 72 Mt per year.
- 48 Environment Management Plans (EMPs) and 137 Form-I has been
- 9 Reports prepared for setting up of various washeries on BOM
(Build, Operate and Maintain) basis for coking/non-coking/NLW coal.
- 14 nos. of R&D and S&T projects have been completed. Fund
disbursed was Rs.36.92 crores.
- CMPDI has recorded its highest turnover of Rs.457 crores in
comparison to Rs.330 crores achieved during last year registering a
growth of about 39%. CMPDI has also earned an estimated profit (before
tax) of Rs.16.68 crores during the current financial year as compared
to the profit of Rs.6.74 crores in the last year registering a growth
of about 148%.
- 28 work orders worth Rs.30.15 crores have been obtained from
outside-CIL clients. 24 jobs worth Rs.6.69 crores have been
successfully completed and submitted to clients viz. Reliance Coal
Resource Ltd. (Sasan Power), Steel Authority of India Ltd., Neyveli
Lignite Corporation Ltd., Tata Steel Ltd., National Aluminum Company
Ltd., Manganese Ore (India) Ltd., Directorate of Naval Design (Mazagaon
Dock Limited), Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board, Jindal Steel &
Power Ltd., etc.
- CMPDI conferred with the status of a Mini Ratna: Ministry of
Coal, Government of India conferred the status of Mini Ratna
(Category-II) to CMPDI in accordance with the provisions of the
Department of Public Enterprise’s (DPE's) guidelines vide Office Order
3 No. F.No.38038/4/1997-CA-II dated 29th May, 2009. The Department of
Public Enterprise’s directions provide for grant of enhanced autonomy
and delegation of powers to the profit making public sector enterprises
(PSEs) as a policy objective, for making the public sector more
efficient and competitive.
- As per President's Address to Joint Session of the Parliament on
04.06.2009, the Activities identified for CMPDI, which needed to be
pursued in next 100 days, were successfully completed within time.
- Publishing guideline for Mine Closure for adoption by coal
companies: The draft guidelines were submitted by CMPDI to Adviser
(Projects) in June’09. The Guidelines for preparation of mine closure
plan were published by the Ministry of Coal vide Circular
no.55011-01-2009- CPAM dated 27th Aug.’09. The guidelines have also
been put on the website of MoC.
- Publishing guidelines for Underground Coal Gasification projects:
A meeting was convened by MoC on 03.06.2005 to consider development of
UCG in India and as a sequel to the discussions held, a Committee was
formed under the Chairmanship of the then CMD, CMPDI. The
recommendation of the Committee was submitted to Special Secretary, MoC
vide letter no. CMPDI/CBM/UCG/1257 dated 08.08.2006. A brief on this
issue has been submitted to MoC vide our letter dated 19.6.2009.
Subsequently, the Ministry of Coal (MoC) has formulated ‘Guidelines for
carrying out Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in India’ vide
Circular no.34011/26/2006-CRC dated 13th Jul.’09. The guidelines have
also been put on the website of MoC.
- Satellite imagery based reports on land restoration/reclamation
posting on website (for 35 projects): Reports for all 35 OC projects
(WCL: 10, NCL: 10, MCL: 6, SECL: 5, CCL: 3 & ECL: 1) have been
completed and uploaded in the websites of CMPDI, CIL and respective
subsidiary coal companies on 18.08.2009.
- Identification of ‘Go’ and ‘No Go’ areas for ‘Eco-Friendly’ coal
Mining’: CMPDI in collaboration with FSI (Forest Survey of India),
Dehradun has prepared Maps for 9 coalfields marked with boundaries of
blocks in GIS formats superimposed with forest cover maps for
identifying ‘Go’ and ‘No Go’ areas for coal mining. Plans for 6 more
coalfields have been finalized and are being studied.
- MoU with Survey of India for Topographical Mapping: CMPDI has
signed MoU with Survey of India on 14th July 2009 for preparation of
updated topographical maps of 28 major Indian coalfields of India based
on Remote Sensing technique. The Project will be jointly implemented by
CMPDI & Survey of India and completed in 5 years at an estimated
cost of Rs.117 crores.
Topographical survey of 28 coalfields on 1:5000
scale with 2 m contour interval is under progress. Area of the
coalfields to be surveyed for topographical survey has been finalized
and Survey of India has submitted the coalfield maps to NRSA (National
Remote Sensing Agency) for getting the Ministry of Defense clearance.
Large scale digital topographical maps will be very useful for detail
coal exploration, mine planning, infrastructure planning, railway
siding for coal transportation, rehabilitation & resettlement and
environmental management planning as well as integrated master planning
of the coalfields. This is a major step taken up by CIL/CMPDI to
expedite the coal exploration, mine planning, and environmental
- Land reclamation monitoring of 49 nos. of opencast projects of
CIL, based on the satellite data of the year 2009, completed. In
addition, land reclamation monitoring of balance 12 opencast projects
based on the satellite data of the year 2008 were also completed.
- Development of Alternative source of energy/Clean Coal
Development Mechanism (CDM):
- 7273 metre of drilling has been carried out for specific data
generation related to Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) (in Kasta
Block) and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) (in Moher sub-basin, Singrauli
Coalfield & Korba Coalfield) under funding from CIL/NCL/SECL. CBM
specific analytical tests are going on to assess the potentiality of
the identified area for commercial development of CBM.
- Under CIL-ONGC Collaboration Project, sale of incidentally
produced gas from Jharia CBM Block commenced from Jan’10 consequent to
the approval of Govt.
- To expedite commercial development of UCG in CIL blocks, an EoI
has been floated. Five responses received. TSD formulation under
- For development of VAM (Ventilation Air Methane) in CIL mines, an
Expression of Interest (EoI) has been published. Ten responses have
been received and EoI opened on 19th March’10.
- Establishment of 20 nos. of Coal Washeries: Development of Clean
Coal Technology in CIL is a priority area for CMPDI. CMPDI is providing
its consultancy services to augment the coal washing capacity (addition
of 111 Mty in 1st phase) through setting up 19 nos. of Coal Washeries
under Build-Operate-Maintain (BOM) concept with CIL funding and 1
through turnkey basis. CMPDI has prepared Model NIT Document for both
Coking Coal (NLW) and Non-Coking Coal Washeries. Global tender for
construction of 7 washeries have already been floated.
- Development of a Coal Preparation Plant Simulator Software: CMPDI
has entered into an Agreement with M/s Sharpe International LLC, USA
for consulting services for “Development of a Coal Preparation Plant
Simulator Software” (under the aegis of Indo-US Coal Working Group,
Indo-US Energy Dialogue) with CIL R&D Grant during US-India 6th
Coal Working Group (CWG) meeting held at Washington DC, USA on 23rd
September 2009. The Agreement was signed by Mr. AK Singh, CMD, CMPDI on
behalf of India & Mr. Mark A Sharpe, President, Sharpe
International LLC on behalf of USA.
- Exploration Capacity Expansion: CMPDI has increased the capacity
of exploration, both through departmental resources and through
outsourcing. Modernization of equipments and further expansion is under
- Increase in departmental drills deployment from 47 to 55 has been
- 3 mechanical and 2 hydrostatic coring drills have been inducted.
Tenders for procurement of 9 mechanical drills have also been floated
and are under process of technical evaluation. Induction of 16
hydrostatic coring drills (subject to successful performance test by 2
supplied drills) and 2 non-coring drills is also under process.
- For further expansion of capacity, a Global Tender has been
floated inviting bids for exploration of 7 additional blocks, involving
4.37 lakh metre of exploratory drilling. Processing of bid document of
eight Private participants has been taken up.
- Capacity expansion of CMPDI & CIMFR labs has been taken up
and is under various stages of implementation.
- One 2-D Seismograph has been acquired to expedite exploration
processes. Process for induction of 3-D Seismograph is under progress.
- CMD, CMPDI attended 10th meeting of Methane to Markets (M2M) Coal
Sub-committee, as a Co-Chair, which was co-located with the meeting of
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Ad Hoc Group of
Experts on CMM (Coal Mine Methane) from 12-13th October, 2009 at
Geneva, Switzerland wherein he was invited as stakeholder of the
advisory group. A country status paper on India was presented by the
CMD, CMPDI in the meeting highlighting the developments in the field of
CBM/CMM in the country.
- Working Models of CBM drilling/extraction and utilization
technology’, developed by CMPDI, was displayed in the Coal India’s
pavilion in 3rd Asian Mining Congress Exhibition (22 to 25th Jan.’10)
at Kolkata . This working model was well appreciated by Shri Sriprakash
Jaiswal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Coal (Independent Charge), Shri
Partha S. Bhattacharyya, Chairman, CIL and other dignitaries who
visited the pavilion for its informative displays. Based on the
overwhelming appreciation from the visitors, Coal India’s Pavilion was
awarded the first prize under ‘Design & Concept’ category and
‘Visitor’s Choice Award.
- The 2nd Methane to Market (M2M) Expo ’2010 was held at New Delhi
during 2nd – 5th March, 2010 at Hotel Taj Palace. The Expo was
sponsored by Ministry of Coal (MoC), Ministry of Environment &
Forest (MoE&F), Ministry of Power and Ministry of renewable Energy
which was organized under aegis of USEPA.
More than 500 delegates from
30 countries participated in the Expo and associated technical sessions
on Coal, Gas, Agriculture &
Landfills. 30 7 Exhibit pavilions from different countries were put up
in the Expo. Coal India Limited (CIL) had sponsored a platinum pavilion
in which two working models of Coalbed methane recovery &
utilization’, developed by CMPDI, were displayed. The CIL pavilion
received overwhelming response from visitors, mainly foreign delegates.
The commercial opportunities in CMM, VAM & UCG were also displayed
in CIL/CMPDI pavilion.
- CIL has won two virgin coal blocks covering around 224 square
kilometers in Mozambique through competitive bidding with the active
role of CMPDI. Two (2) Geologists from CMPDI have already been deputed
for carrying out preliminary investigations and drawing plans for
- CMPDI has successfully executed a critical assignment of setting
up the central line alignment in the naval ships with Gyromat 3000 in
the Mazgaon Dock of Indian Navy by CMPDI on ‘no profit no loss basis’.
- Under CMPDI’s Management System Consultancy, six opencast
projects of CCL namely, Ashok, Rohini, Khasmahal, Topa, Parej East and
Birsa have achieved ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification
which was recommended by audit team of QMS Certification Services,
Australia at the end of their integrated audit
on 6th November 2009.
- Interconnection of all Regional Institutes (RIs) with HQ, Ranchi
established through MPLS system.
- Training on MINEX, AutoCAD 2010, Arc-GIS, Galena Software for
Slope Stability, Differential Global Positioning System, Advances in
Mine Surveying Technology, Clean Development Mechanism & Carbon
Trading, Rock Mechanics & Ground Control, Geological Mapping, etc.
was imparted to the employees of CMPDI. Participation in various
training programmes, conferences, seminars, etc. was 1157 nos. within
the country and 27 nos. outside the country.
Programme for all the Management Trainee (Geology/CP/System) was
- 118 nos. of workmen and 103 nos. of executives were
inducted during the year to cater to the increased workload of
exploration and other activities.
- A Workshop on ‘Effective utilisation of low and high rank Indian
Coking Coal’ was organised on 21st Nov.’09 with an objective to
increase availability of coking coal for metallurgical purpose and
thereby saving on foreign exchange outflow.
- Govt. is putting emphasis on carrying out more CSR (Corporate
Social Responsibility) activities by the Public Sector Undertakings and
this is now being included in MoU being signed by the PSUs with the
Govt. As per the MoU of 2009-10, CSR policy of CMPDI has been prepared
and submitted to CIL. Birsa High School, Hathiagonda having about 1000
tribal children on roll was given the assistance viz.
repairing of school premises & rooms, equipment for laboratory,
computers, books, etc. Periodical medical camps were organized for the
students. In addition, following activities were carried out:
- Distribution of old cloths in good condition collected from the
employees of CMPDI and blankets (200 nos.) among the villagers of
Patragonda and Hathiagonda.
- Blankets, nets, pillow covers, powder
milk, cloths, rexin, shoes, school dress materials, socks, bed-sheets,
shawls & cardigans were provided to Charitable Organisations viz.
Cheshire Home, Nirmal Hriday & Braj Kishore Netrahin Vidyalaya,
- CMPDI successfully hosted the 24th Coal India Inter Company Lawn
Tennis Tournament from 16th to 20th February, 2010. Sixty players from
eight teams from various subsidiaries of CIL and SCCL participated in