Ranchi: Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), the largest coal producer of Jharkhand, has not only set higher benchmarks with each
passing year, in recent times but has been making all effort to curb coal pilferage/ theft through the deployment of the latest technology in its mines. The regular upgradation of technology in its offices and now its deployment in the mines has given a boost to “transparency” which is one of the pillars of CCL’s “Kayakalp Model of Governance”, the idea behind the company’s success. CCL, with its command areas spread across 8 districts of Jharkhand, will keep a close eye on coal transportation through the newly installed monitoring system consisting of CCTV based Weigh Bridge, GPS/GPRS based Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), RFID etc.
The commissioning of these modern technology has not only helped in closely monitoring the transportation of coal through trucks from the mines to the Siding and Coal Handling Plant (CHP) but also in keeping a tap on coal production, dispatch and productivity. Reports generated from these systems has helped the management to rectify the shortfalls, bring continuous improvement and ensure greater efficiency.
Hon’ble Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has led special emphasis on curbing coal theft along with coal production, productivity, dispatch. Ministry under the leadership of Shri Goyal has been receptive and issued various directives from time to time. Recently, Hon’ble Minister Shri Goyal released a mobile app called “Khan Prahari” to check coal theft. This app has facilitated the participation