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Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring

The Ministry of Coal has launched UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal) Application for coal quality monitoring. The app aims to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process and bring coal governance closer to people.

Key Facts

The app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited (CIL). The app has been designed for active participation of citizens as stakeholders in the coal ecosystem. The app seeks to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal and coal dispatches across all the CIL subsidiaries. It will facilitate bidirectional channel between CIL and a common citizen.

The app provides coverage of Third Party Sampling which includes information on production, dispatch and quantity sampled of coal. 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.

The information provided by app will help citizens and coal consumers to compare and assess coal quality. It will provide proper mapping of grade of coal dispatched to the consumers. It also presents latest quantity sampled in of coal power and non-power sector, bringing transparency in coal quality assessment system.

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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.

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