CIL Current Affairs

CIL launches Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

The Coal India Limited (CIL) launched Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran application for smooth delivery of coal through road for benefiting customers. The app aims to bring transparency in the system of loading programme and despatch of coal through road mode.

Key features

The app will provide date-wise, truck-wise quantity of coal delivered against Sale Orders and information related to scheme-wise, Grade-wise, Colliery-wise, customer-wise details of Sale Orders issued during a period. In terms of loading, it will provide allotment verses lifting status in details from different sources truck by truck and summary of the despatch.

It will help to achieve transparency in despatch operations as tool to monitor to despatches so that they are made on fair principle of ‘First in First Out (FIFO)’ and keeps track of all activities from issuance of Sale Order to physical delivery of coal by road.


The app will benefit customers by providing easy accessibility of the information at the click of the button against the Sale Orders issued. It will also bring transparency in the system of loading programme and despatch. It will also help in logistics planning for lifting of coal in tune with loading programmes. It will also help to improve planning of procurement, production and stock management by the customers.

Coal India Limited

CIL is the largest coal producer company in world and contributes around 81% of coal production in India. Union Government of India owns 90% of the shares in CIL and controls the operations of CIL through Ministry of Coal. It was headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.


CIL inks MoU with ICFRE to monitor Environment related issues in Coal Mining Projects

The Coal India Limited (CIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in the coal mining projects.

The MoU will help CIL to properly comply and monitor the conditions laid down by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for environment and forest clearances. It will also help CIL in improving the rehabilitation and reclamation of the mined out areas.

The MoU covers assessment and monitoring of (i) Plantation and eco restoration activities, (ii) Preparation of environmental impact assessment, (iii) Preparation of wild life management plans, (iv) Environmental management plans and (v) Capacity building for the executives of CIL on environment and forestry issues and more