Coal India to spend Rs 200 crore on initial technical upgrade - Feedback

On a technical overhaul drive, domestic coal giant CIL will spend Rs 200 crore initially on various areas including electronic fencing of mines on the lines of practices in advanced nations like US and Australia.  The technical upgradation includes fitting all trucks meant for carrying coal with GPS tracking devices within a month to check plunder of the dry-fuel.

“Coal India will spend Rs 200 crore on initial technical overall under which all its trucks will be fitted with GPS devices besides electronic fencing of mines,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told PTI. The world^s largest coal miner, which accounts for over 81 per cent of the domestic output, is adopting advanced technological practices on the lines of the US and Australia which house some large coal mining firms.

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