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Prevention of Coal Theft

New Delhi: December 10,2012

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) is selling coal on Forwarded on Receipt (FOR) basis at railway sidings & road sale points and the choice of mode of transport as well as responsibility for coal transportation is that of the purchaser. In Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. (SCCL) no instance of large scale theft of coal from mine and transportation is noticed. This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Rajya sabha today.

The Minister said that theft of coal is a Law & Order problem and  primarily, it is the responsibility of the State/District Administration to take necessary deterrent action to stop/curb theft.  The steps taken by CIL  and its subsidiary companies to prevent theft are as under:

 

 (i)        Check posts have been established at  vulnerable points.

(iii)       Regular patrolling is conducted in and around the mine including OB dumps.

 (iv)      Armed Guards have been deployed at Railway sidings.

(vi)             for coal transportation by trucks outside the district are being issued after fixing hologram and putting signatures of authorized officials of CISF to check pilferage/theft.

(viii)     State Governments have been sensitised for immediate action.

 

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