CMPDI To Implement CBM Projects


The Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI), the exploration and consultancy arm of Coal India, will be the implementing agency for its proposed Rs 3,000 crore coal bed methane (CBM) projects.

A memorandum of agreement (MoU) was signed with subsidiaries, Bharat Coking Coal and Eastern Coal Fields, for developing such projects in their respective leasehold areas.

CMPDI will be the principal implementing agency for the subsidiaries and facilitate methane extraction to supplement domestic demand for gas and enhance safety of mines and coal production.

The first project is likely to be undertaken by Bharat Coking Coal, at Jharia coalfields in Jharkhand.

The second project will be undertaken at Ranigunj in West Bengal by Eastern Coalfields.