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Time to adopt new technologies for exploration: Coal Secretary

While inaugurating the workshop, the Coal Secretary emphasised on the use of modern technologies for exploration in coal & lignite sector
New Delhi: State-run Maharatna PSU Coal India Limited (CIL), under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal, in association with Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI), a fully-owned subsidiary of CIL, has organised a workshop on "Modern Exploration Technologies for Coal & Lignite Sector to expedite current pace of Exploration," under the aegis of the Ministry of Coal. The workshop was inaugurated by the Secretary of Ministry of Coal Anil Kumar Jain (IAS) on December 25 in SCOPE Complex, New Delhi. While speaking on the inaugural session of the workshop Coal Secretary emphasis on the use of modern technologies for the exploration. He said that the need of the hour is to shift from present exploration methods and to adopt new technologies to identify areas with proved reserves of coal and lignite.
The need of the hour is to shift from present exploration methods and adopt new technologies to identify areas with proved reserves of Coal and Lignite: Coal Secretary 
CMPDI's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Shekhar Saran also spoke on the occasion. He emphasised on how 2D and 3D seismic surveys besides other modern technologies available for exploration, can be used for faster exploration of Coal and Lignite and cover more area in a short time.

Coal India Limited (CIL)

Coal India Limited (CIL) is a Maharatana PSU under the Ministry of Coal and has its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is the largest coal-producing company in the world. The company contributes to around 82 percent of the coal production in India. It has seven subsidiary companies.

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI)

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), engaged in the field of environmental engineering. It also provides consultancy and engineering services across the globe.