CMPDI Leads the Charge in Coal Exploration for North Eastern Region

CMPDI Leads the Charge in Coal Exploration for North Eastern Region

New Delhi: India's North Eastern States Gears Up for Coal Exploration Push, CMPDI Leads the Charge in Coal Exploration for North Eastern Region (NER).

North-Eastern Region is the focus point of India's 'Act East Policy'.

The North Eastern region of India is an untapped source of coal resources. 

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The Geological Survey of India (GSI) estimates that the region has a total coal reserve of 1771.26 million tonnes (MT). This includes 115.72 MT of Gondwana coal and 1655.54 MT of tertiary coal. Meghalaya and Assam account for the majority of the region's coal resources, with 70% of the total tertiary coal resource.

The North Eastern region has the potential to play a significant role in India's energy security.

For Sustainable development of Coal Resources of North East region and its optimum utilization, systematic exploration of the coal is a prerequisite condition.

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In recent years, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI), a CPSE under aegis of Ministry of Coal, which is also the nodal Agency for detailed exploration for coal & Lignite in Country leads the charge in coal exploration in NER.

Coal Exploration in NER is mainly funded by NER component of Central Sector Scheme (CSS) of MoC. CMPDI has been entrusted for management, disbursement of the fund and monitoring of the exploration projects being executed with this fund.

CMPDI is imparting training and guidance to officers of State DGMs/DMRs for capacity building related to execution of coal exploration projects, tendering process for outsourcing exploration work.

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