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Digital Initiatives by WCL

  • 08 Jun 2020
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Coal India Subsidiary-Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) has launched a surveillance system called WCL EYE for monitoring its mining operations and a mobile application named SAMVAAD to connect with its employees and stakeholders.

Key Points

  • WCL EYE:
    • It is a digital surveillance system that will monitor operations of 15 major mines of the company, accounting for 70% of the company’s coal production.
    • It will monitor coal stocks and availability of coal at sidings.
    • It will also monitor the placement of rakes and loading at railway sidings and ensure accountability.
  • SAMVAAD:
    • It is a mobile and desktop app for employees & stakeholders.
    • It will provide a virtual platform for suggestion/feedback/experience sharing.
    • The Quick Response Teams will respond to the queries and feedback in 7 days mandated period.

Coal India Limited

  • CIL is a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) that came into being in November 1975.
  • It is the world's single largest coal producer.
  • It produces around 83% of India’s overall coal production and provides for 40% of primary commercial energy requirement.
  • In pursuance to initiatives towards development of clean coal technology, CIL is planning to set-up a coal-based Methanol plant in the premises of Dankuni Coal Complex (DCC) near Kolkata.

Coal Sector under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

  • Commercial mining has been introduced on the basis of a revenue-sharing mechanism, ending the government monopoly in coal mining.
  • Coal Gasification or Liquefaction will be incentivised.
  • Infrastructure investment worth Rs 50,000 crores will be done to boost production.
  • Mining plan simplification will be undertaken to incentivise production.

Source: PIB

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