Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Measures to check pilferage of coal from the mines


The Government has taken several measures to prevent pilferage of coal from the coal mines. These include:

(i)            Check Posts have been established at the vulnerable points.
(ii)           Wall fencing, lighting arrangements and deployment of armed guards round-the-clock has been done around the coal dumping yards.
(iii)          Regular patrolling is conducted in and around the mine including Over Burden dumps.
(iv)         Armed Guards have been deployed at Railway sidings.
(v)          Interaction and liaison with District Officials at regular intervals and holding meetings with District Collector & District Administration every month.
(vi)         Challans for coal transportation by trucks outside the district are being issued after fixing hologram and putting signatures of authorized officials of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to check theft.
(vii)        Regular FIRs are lodged by the Management of the collieries and CISF with local police stations against the theft of coal. A close watch on the activities of criminals is being maintained by CISF.
(viii)       Global Positioning System (GPS) has been introduced to track the coal transportation from mine to unloading place.
(ix)         Electronic weighbridge for weighment of coal has been introduced. 
(x)          Management has been taking action for filling/dozing/scaling/blasting of the old/abandoned exposed coalfaces in phased manner.

This information was given by Minister of State for Coal Shri Pratik Prakshbapu Patil  in a written reply in Lok  Sabha today

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