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Coal Mining in India, A Large Scale Extraction

by Simran Kashyap Hi Everyone, I am Simran. I love to read and write

India has an abundance of coal for mining and industrial coal work. Since 1700’s India has gained a huge demand and supply of coal and its by-products making it the second largest producer and consumer of coal in the world after China. The quality extracted from Indian coal mines is usually average because of the widespread demand and industrial uses of it.

The Ministry of Coal has the complete responsibility of creating policies and strategies in respect of exploration and development of coal and lignite reserves, sanctioning of important projects of high value and for deciding all other issues.


Advancements for Coal mining and its Applications

Coal is one of the most important fossil fuels to be produced and extracted in India because of its carbon rich properties and its uses in a normal day to day life. Modern technologies have changed the ways of extraction which provide much more efficient and precise results.


  1. High end techniques – Coal extraction is a complicated and difficult process at some times. It can also be fatal if mishandled by a coal mine worker or an industrial worker. With new technological advancements it has been made easy to mine coal and process it accordingly for commercial use. World modernisation has also affected coal extraction at a greater level.

  2. High capacity machinery – Earlier, coal mining was mostly done by manual labour but with deploying high end machines like 42 cum shovel to the process it has made it easy to capture a large amount of coal with differentiated shape and sizes.

  3. Surface Mining – The role of surface miners have been adopted in order to eliminate the hazardous blasting for coal extraction.

  4. FMC Projects – The first mile projects for coal distribution have been taken into action by recent developments.

  5. Mine mapping – Use of UAVs have enabled the miners to have a better approach and calculations towards conducting the extraction activity with accurate mapping and monitoring the process involved.

  6. Dust suppression – With the presence of dust particles in a large amount, it becomes difficult to manage the extraction activity, so dust eliminating machines have been deployed for better precision.

  7. Slope monitoring technology – It has enabled the miners to capture larger deposits of fossil fuels as it gives a clear picture of the slope and angle of the mine.

  8. Proximity Warnings – With the use of this technology, proximity alerts have prevented many accidents and fatal incidents while conducting coal extraction.

  9. Collision avoidance systems – With the shift on machinery based outcome, the collision avoidance feature avoids the clash of multiple parts of the mine.

  10. OITDS - Operator independent Truck dispatch systems helps in fast and effective dispatch of the extracted material.


With all the limitations and challenges faced by the coal extraction Industry, Indian conglomerates have managed to maintain a clear edge over other counterparts all around the globe and one such example is the KCT Group which is managed by Mr. Varun Thapar, a visionary for developed and self-reliant India.



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