Government Schemes and Programs

Ministry of Coal – Schemes and Programs

Ministry of Coal

The Ministry of Coal has the overall responsibility of determining policies and strategies in respect of exploration and development of coal and lignite reserves, sanctioning of important projects of high value and for deciding all related issues.

Under the administrative control of the Ministry, these key functions are exercised through the Public Sector Undertakings, namely, Coal India Ltd. and its subsidiaries and Neyveli Lignite corporation Limited. Other than Coal India Ltd.

Ministry of Coal Schemes and Programme, COAL PROJECT MONITORING PORTAL (e-CPMP), SHAKTI (SCHEME FOR HARNESSING AND ALLOCATING KOYALA TRANSPARENTLY IN INDIA), SHAKTI Scheme, UTTAM app, Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System, Khan prahari etc...


    • To alleviate one key challenge in power sector i.e. lack of coal linkage.
    • To provide affordable power, access to coal and accountability in the allocation of coal.
Intended Beneficiary
    • Power companies (assured coal supply)
    • Consumers (reduced cost of power)
    • Indigenous Coal Sector (reduction in imported coal)
    • Banking Sector (reduced NPAs)
Salient Features
    • It is a transformational policy for auction and allotment of coal linkages.
    • This policy will award fuel supply agreements (FSA) to coal plants already holding letters of assurance (LoAs).
    • Coal linkages would be allocated to state-owned power distribution companies (Discoms).
    • These, in turn, would assign linkages to state or central power generation companies via allocation, and Private units through auction.
    • The independent power producers (IPPs) participating in the auction will bid for discounts on the existing tariff and this would be adjusted from the gross coal bills.



    • to fast track infrastructure investment stalled projects related to Coal Ministry.
Salient Features
    • This system has been designed in such a way that it will enhance the efficiency, bring transparency, boost the investor confidence, revive the investment cycle, eliminate the human interaction, and improve the communication between industries to Ministry of Coal (B2G), States to Ministry of Coal (G2G), or vice versa.
    • It provides transparency and efficiency in the working environment, minimizes the processing delay, helps in timely disposal of important issues, enables one to work from anywhere, anytime, leads to a paperless working and provides ease and flexibility in the retrieval of various reports.





Objectives & Features

Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System



  • It is a web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be detected.
  • The basic platform used in the system is of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeiTY) map which provides village level information.

UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency By Third Party
Assessment Of Mined Coal) app



  • The Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited (CIL) developed UTTAM app which aims to provide an App for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third PartySampling of coal across Coal India Limited (CIL) subsidiaries.
  • It has interactive map based view to provide holistic coverage of coal quality across subsidiaries on quality parameters such as declared Gross Calorific Value (GCV), analysed GCV and coverage parameters such as location and quantity sampled.

Khan Prahahri



  • It is a tool for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc.
  • One can upload geo-tagged photographs of the incident along with textual information directly to the system.
  • The identity of the complainant shall not be revealed.


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