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Coal India Ltd(Industry :   Mining / Minerals / Metals)
 
BSE Code:533278NSE Symbol: COALINDIAP/E  (TTM): 12.5
ISIN Demat:INE522F01014Div Yield %:7.29EPS   (TTM) :21.83
Book Value (Rs):22.663818Market Cap (RsCr):169369.16Face Value (Rs) :10
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To

The Members, Coal India Limited Kolkata.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I have great pleasure in presenting to you, the 43rd Annual Report of Coal India Limited (CIL) and Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2017 together with the reports of Statutory Auditors and Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.

Coal India Limited (CIL) is a ‘Maharatna' company under the Ministry of Coal, Government of India with headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal. CIL is the single largest coal producing company in the world and one of the largest corporate employers with manpower of 3,10,016 (as on 1st April, 2017). CIL operates through 82 mining areas spread over eight provincial states of India. Coal India Limited has 394 mines (as on 1st April, 2017) of which 193 are underground, 177 opencast and 24 mixed mines. CIL further operates 15 coal washeries, (12 coking coal and 3 non-coking coal) and also manages other establishments like workshops, hospitals, and so on. CIL has 27 training Institutes. Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) is an excellent training centre operates under CIL and imparts multidisciplinary management development programmes to the executives. Coal India's major consumers are Power and Steel sectors. Others include cement, fertilizer, brick kilns and a host of other industries.

CIL has eight fully owned Indian subsidiary companies:

• Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL),

• Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL),

• Central Coalfields Limited(CCL),

• Western Coalfields Limited (WCL),

• South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL),

• Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL),

• Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and

• Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL).

In addition, CIL has a foreign subsidiary in Mozambique namely Coal India Africana Limitada (CIAL).

The mines in Assam i.e. North Eastern Coalfields is managed directly by CIL.

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd is having four (4) Subsidiaries and one(1) Joint Venture, SECL has two(2) Subsidiaries and CCL has one (1) subsidiary.

A) Subsidiaries of MCL

1. MJSJ Coal Ltd.

MJSJ Coal Ltd was incorporated on 13th August, 2008 as a Joint Venture Company of MCL. MJSJ Coal Ltd has been formed for Gopalprasad OCP where MCL is having 60% shares, JSW Steel Limited and JSW Energy Limited having 11% share each and Shyam Metalics and Energy Ltd (formerly known as Shyam DRI Power Limited) and Jindal Stainless Limited having 9% shares each. The paid up Share Capital of MJSJ Coal Ltd as on 31st Mar'2017 was Rs 95.10 Crore. The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in its judgement dated 25th Aug'14 and order dated 24th Sep'14 declared allocation of Utkal-A coal block allocated to MJSJ Coal Ltd. as illegal and has quashed the allocation.

2. MNH Shakti Ltd.

MNH Shakti Ltd was incorporated on 16th July, 2008 as a Joint Venture Company of MCL. MNH Shakti Ltd has been formed for Talabaria OCP where MCL is having 70% share, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd having 15% share and Hindalco Industries Ltd. having 15% share. The Paid up Share Capital of MNH Shakti Ltd as on 31st Mar'2017 was Rs 85.10 Crore. The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in its judgement dated 25th Aug'14 and order dated 24th Sep'14 declared allocation of Talabira – II and Talabira – III coal blocks allocated to MNH Shakti Ltd. as illegal and has quashed the allocation.

3. Mahanadi Basin Power Limited.

Another Company "Mahanadi Basin Power Limited"(MBPL) was incorporated on 2nd December, 2011 and certificate for commencement of business, issued by ROC on 6th Feb'2012. MBPL has been formed as an SPV with 100% shares held by Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd for power generation of 2x800 MW through Pit Head Power plant at Basundhara Coalfields. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) having its Registered Office at Bhubaneswar. The Paid-up Share Capital of Mahanadi Basin Power Limited as on 31st Mar'17 was Rs 5 lakh.

4. Mahanadi Coal Railway Limited

Pursuant to MoU signed between IDCO, MCL and IRCON on 20th May, 2015, a Joint venture Company namely, Mahanadi Coal Railway Limited was formed on 31st August, 2015 with a equity participation in the ratio of 64:26:10 between MCL, IRCON and IDCO to build, construct, operate and maintain identified rail corridor projects including doubling, third line, traffic facility projects important for coal connectivity that are critical for evacuation of coal from mines, in the state of Odisha. The Share Capital of Mahanadi Coal Railway Limited as on 31st Mar'17 was Rs 5 Lakh.

Neelanchal Power Transmission Company Private Limited –A joint venture of MCL

MCL has ventured into Power Transmission Business in the State of Odisha for better utilisation of surplus funds along with development of infrastructure in the State of Odisha. Accordingly, on 8th January, 2013 another joint Venture Company namely Neelanchal Power Transmission Company Private Limited (NPTCPL) was incorporated in partnership with Odisha Power Transmission Company Ltd (OPTCL) having 50:50 equity participation by virtue of a Joint Venture Agreement.

(B) Subsidiaries of SECL

1. M/s Chhattisgarh East Railway Ltd(CERL)

CERL is a joint venture Company among South Eastern Coalfields Limited, M/s IRCON International Limited and Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation incorporated on 12th Mar'13 for construction of railway lines for evacuation of coal with 64% shareholding of SECL. During the year 2016-17, the Paid up Capital of the company increased from Rs 139.05 Crores to Rs 166.95 Crores and debt from Rs 150 Crores to Rs 300 crores.

2. M/s Chhattisgarh East- West Railway Ltd(CEWRL)

CEWRL is a joint venture Company among South Eastern Coalfields Limited, M/s IRCON International Limited and Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation incorporated on 25th Mar'13 for construction of railway lines for evacuation of coal with 64% shareholding of SECL. During the year 2016-17, the Paid up Capital of the company increased from Rs 4.05 Crores to Rs 500 Crores and debt at Rs 75 Crores

(C) Subsidiary of CCL

Jharkhand Central Railway Limited is a Joint Venture Company among Central Coalfields Limited, M/s IRCON International Limited and Govt. of Jharkhand incorporated on 31st August' 2015 for evacuation of Coal in which CCL holds 64% shares. During the year 2016-17, the Authorised Capital of the company increased from Rs 5 Crores to Rs 100 Crores.

The Project Implementation Agreement between JCRL and IRCON International Limited as project management & implementing agency was finalized. The Detailed Project Report has been deliberated in the JCRL Board meetings. IRCON has been directed for submission of modified DPR with various options considering the technical requirements and financial viability of the project. The investment decision shall be taken by JCRL Board after submission of final DPR by M/s IRCON with various options.

1. STATE OF AFFAIRS

1) Company & its subsidiaries produced 554.14 MT. of coal with a growth of 2.85% compared to the last year same period.

2) Company achieved an off-take of 543.32 MT. with a growth of 1.7% compared to the last year same period.

3) CIL has acheived a gross sales of Rs 1,22,294.46 crores, a landmark achievement.

4) Not a single power-utility was in critical or super-critical condition for want of coal during 2016-17

5) Due to the improved despatch and better quality of coal, import of coal to India had reduced during 2016-17.

AWARDS RECEIVED DURING 2016-17

1. Sri S. Bhattacharya, Chairman, Coal India Limited was conferred with ‘Best CEO -PSU' Award in the Sixth edition of the prestigious ‘Forbes India Leadership Awards – 2016' in a function held on 8 November in Mumbai.

2. Sri S. Bhattacharya, Chairman, Coal India Limited was conferred with ‘g-files Governance Award 2016', the award was presented, on 26th November 2016 in New Delhi, by Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister for Steel, Government of India and Shri Ram Bilas Sharma, Hon'ble Minister, Education and Tourism, Government of Haryana in an event.

3. CIL w as conferred with the following awards: a. Coal & Coal Products by Dun & Bradstreet in 2017.

b. Best Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility by ABP News in 2017.

c. Most Efficient & Fast Growing Maharatna by Dalal Street Investment Journal Award in Best Maharatna Category by Hindustan PSU Awards in 2016.

d. Best CFO Award by Financial Express

2. FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

2.1 Financial Results (CIL Consolidated)

CIL is one of the largest profit making and tax & dividend paying enterprises in India. CIL and its subsidiaries have achieved an aggregate Pre-Tax Profit of Rs 14,433.71 crores for the year 2016-17 against a pre-tax profit of Rs 21439.80 crores for the year 2015-16. CIL as a group had achieved a post tax profit of

9265.98 crores in 2016-17 compared to Rs 14266.78 crores in 2015-16. Total comprehensive income of Rs 9347.98 crores in 2016-17 as compared to Rs 14,561.19 crores in 2015-16 (excluding share of non-controlling interest of Rs 0.25 crore, previous year: Rs 0.04 crore). The subsidiary wise details of Pre-tax Profit of CIL are given in Annexure 1.

Highlights of performance

The highlights of performance of Coal India Limited Consolidated for the year 2016-17 compared to previous year are shown in the table below:

PARTICULARS 2016-17 2015-16
Production of Coal (in million tonnes) 554.14 538.75*
Off-take of Coal (in million tonnes) 543.32 534.50*
Sales (Gross) (/Crores) 122294.46 108147.54
Capital Employed (Rs/Crores) Note- 1 58428.87 67608.07
Capital Employed (/Crores)-excluding capital work in progress and intangible assets under development 48063.28 61634.91
Net Worth (/Crores) 24506.97 34814.98
Profit Before Tax ( /Crores) 14433.71 21439.80
Profit for the Period(/Crores) 9265.98 14266.78
Total Comprehensive Income attributable 9347.98 14561.19
to the Owners of the company(/Crores)
PAT / Capital Employed (in %) 15.86 21.10
Profit before Tax / Net Worth (in %) 58.90 61.58
Profit after Tax / Net Worth (in %) 37.81 40.98
Earning Per Share ()
(Considering Face Value of Rs 10 per share) 14.78 22.59
Dividend per Share ()
(Considering Face Value of Rs 10 per share) 19.90 27.40
Coal Stock (Net) (in terms of No. of months Net Sales) 1.18 0.98
Trade Receivables (Net) 1.05 1.27
(in terms of No of Months Gross Sales)

*Production and Offtake of Coal for FY 2016-17 includes 5.324 MT and 4.118MT (FY 2015-16 2.28 MT & 2.15 MT) of Gare Palma IV/2&3 Mine for which Coal India Ltd. has been appointed akin to a designated custodian w.e.f 01.04.2015(through SECL)

Note-1: Capital employed = Gross Block of Fixed assets (including capital work in progress and intangible assets under development) less accumulated depreciation plus current assets minus current liabilities.

Transfer to Reserves

During the year 2016-17, a sum of Rs 510.75 crores was transferred to General Reserves out of CIL Consolidated profits and amount of Rs 3650 crores was utilized for buyback of shares. Above amount of Rs 510.75 crores includes transfer of Rs 8.01 Crores transferred out of CIL Standalone profits.

2.2 Dividend Income and Pay Outs (CIL Standalone)

While the financial statements of both CIL Standalone and Consolidated are presented separately, only CIL Standalone is listed and relevant for dividend payment to its shareholders The dividend to its shareholders are paid out of CIL's Standalone income, the major part of which constitutes the dividend income received from its four profit making subsidiaries i.e. CCL, NCL, SECL and MCL. The breakup of such dividend (Interim + Final) received and accounted for during the year from different subsidiaries are given in Annexure 2.

During the year, CIL Standalone has paid a total dividend (by way of interim dividend) of Rs 12352.76 crores @ Rs 19.90 per share on 620,74,09,177 number of Equity Shares of Rs 10/- each fully paid up. Out of above total dividend, the share of Govt of India was Rs 9736.40 crores and for other shareholders, Rs 2616.36 crores. (In 2015-16 - Govt of India - Rs 13,784.86 crores and Other shareholders – Rs 3,521.98 crores)

2.3 Supplementary Audit of Financial Statements by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)

There are no comments issued by the office of the C&AG either on Standalone or Consolidated Financial Statements of the company for the year 2016-17 on supplementary audit conducted under section 143(6)(a)[and also read with Sec 129(4)] of the Companies Act, 2013. The comments on supplementary audit of Standalone and Consolidated Financial Statements are enclosed as Annexure 3 and Annexure 4 respectively.

2.4 Management Explanation on Statutory Auditor's Report

The Statutory Auditors of the company have given an unqualified report [Annexure 3(A) and Annexure 4(A)] on the Standalone Financial Statements and Consolidated Financial Statements respectively of the company for the financial year 2016-17. However, they have drawn attention under ‘Emphasis of Matter' on certain issues. These issues under ‘Emphasis of Matter' along with observations of the Auditors elswhere in the annexures of the Audit Report are enclosed as Annexure 5 & Annexure 5(A) respectively with Management explanations thereto.

3. COAL MARKETING

3.1 (a) Off-take of Raw Coal

Off-take of raw coal continued to maintain its upward trend and reached 543.32 million tonnes for fiscal ended March 2017, surpassing previous highest figure of 534.50 million tonnes achieved during the last year, i.e., an increase of 1.7 % over the last year. The overall raw coal off-take achieved was 90.8 % of the Annual Action Plan Target. In the year 2016-17, ECL, CCL, NCL, MCL and NEC outperformed their achievement during the last year. NCL had exceeded its target for 2016-17.

Company-wise target vis--vis actual off-take for 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown under Annexure 6.

Offtake could have been more, but for the following reasons:

Power houses started the year with huge stock of 38.7 Mt and regulated intake and preferred to consume from stock. Almost 12 Mt stock consumed from the stock by the power stations during the year. Wagon availability also sporadically affected off-take at different subsidiaries.

ECL: Production and dispatch of coal from Rajmahal OCP was adversely affected due to fatal accident. Less demand of higher grade coal from the Power Houses.

CCL: Intermittent Law & Order problem. Logistics bottleneck at Amrapali-Magadh Mines had also come in the way of augmenting off-take.

WCL: TPPs were particularly reluctant to take coal from Cost Plus Sources.

SECL:Less demand of higher grades of Korea Rewa coal.

MCL: Sporadic incidence of law and order problem & less supply of wagons against their indents affected MCL despatch. Less movement through MGR mode also affected overall dispatch.

Initiatives taken for enhancing off-take:

• Regular co-ordination with Railway Board to optimize use of logistics resources available in the subsidiary coal companies, analyzing inputs of the subsidiaries to identify alternate source for coal movement wherever and whenever required to achieve overall sectoral targets and mitigating critical fuel requirement of consuming sectors, particularly power stations.

• Coordination with MOC for various long and short-term policy decisions to overcome coal movement constraints for power and non-power sector consumers and taking operational decisions for moving coal from various sources on contingent situations to meet critical requirements of consuming sectors, particularly power utilities etc.

• Periodic Meetings and follow up with Power producers in addressing issues relating to coal movement.

• Source Rationalization of coal linkage for optimizing coal movement as per the requirement of the consumers and logistics.

• Logistics is one of the major hurdles in reaching coal to the consumers. Capacity constraints both in terms of track and rolling stock are coming in the way for achieving the requisite growth. In order to boost-up the rail transport system, following initiatives have been taken:

o SPVs by the coal companies with the State Governments and Railways for creating rail infrastructure - two SPVs have already been formed at Chhattisgarh for creating rail connectivity at Korba/ Raigarh. Similarly, SPVs were also incorporated at Jharkhand and Odisha for similar initiatives.

o Three major last mile rail connectivity projects at Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh have been brought under PMO Monitoring Mechanism to ensure commissioning as per the schedule.

o Special attention is given for improving coal distribution network for small and medium and other sector consumers. CIL organized meeting with State Governments to streamline the process of nominating distribution agencies by them.

o Coal companies started supplying 100 mm crushed coal to its consumers w.e.f January'2016.

Special E-Auction Schemes

From the year 2015-16, Special Forward E-Auction scheme was introduced by MOC for meeting the coal requirement of Power plants is being continued. During 2015-16 & 2016-17, around 13.8 Mill tons & 47 Mill tons coal was booked by consumers under this scheme of e-auction respectively.

A similar scheme for consumers in the non – power sector was also launched as Exclusive E-auction scheme for non-power . During 2015-16 & 2016-17 , around 1.5 Mill tons & around 6.2 Mill tons coal was booked by non power consumers under this e-auction respectively .

Special Spot e-auction was also conducted once in 2016-17 with the objective for liquidating coal stock especially from the high stock mines and to provide scope for procuring coal at a competitive price by the consumers of non-specified end use. Around 6.2 Mill tons coal was booked in this e-auction.

Web Portal for MSME Sector-

The web portal "Coal Allocation Monitoring System" was launched on 17th March'2016 by Minister of State with independent charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy along with the officials from Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited at New Delhi. The portal aims to ease the conduct of business for small and medium sector consumers having annual requirement of less than 10,000 tonnes of coal. The portal will make the system of distribution of coal to such consumers through State Nominated Agencies, more transparent. It has the following advantages:

a. Ease of doing business for consumers

b. Accountability on the part of the Govt. and its enterprises

c. 24 x 7 access of information on supply and distribution of coal in public domain

d. Online registration and feedback system for consumers for improving the system

e. Transparent coal distribution f. State and consumer awareness g. Peer audit among stakeholders

(b) Sector-wise dispatch of coal & coal products:

In the year 2016-17, CIL dispatched 542.494 MT of Coal & Coal Products against the AAP target of 598.031 MT i.e., an achievement of 90.7%. CIL has dispatched 7.9 MT of coal and coal products more than last year with a growth of 1.5%.

425.397 MT of coal and coal products, including despatches under special forward e-auction to power was despatched to the power utilities against the target of 450.990 MT i.e., an achievement of 94.3%. This is 12.3 MT more than last year's dispatch of 413.109 MT, which also includes despatches under special forward e-auction to power, resulting in a growth of 3%.

Sector-wise break-up of dispatch of coal & coal products for 2016-17 against the target and last year's actual is disclosed in

Annexure 7.

3.2 Dispatches of coal and coal products by various modes:

Dispatches of coal and coal products during 2016-17 went upto 542.494 million tonnes from 534.624 million tonnes registering a growth of 1.5%. Overall dispatch by Non-Rail mode had been 91.9% of the target. Growth in despatches via Rail mode was 3.9 % whereas in the overall Non-Rail mode it decreased by 1.4 %. Road despatches decreased by 0.6% compared to the previous year. Movement by MGR also decreased by 3.5% compared to last year. Despatches through other modes, like belt & rope increased by 5.7 % compared to the last year.

Dispatch of coal and coal products by various modes for the years 2016-17 and 2015-16 is disclosed in Annexure 8.

3.3 Wagon Loading

Overall wagon loading materialization was 90.9 % of the target. This was achieved due to sustained efforts and regular coordination with railways at different levels. The increase in loading over last year was of 9.1 rakes per day. Company wise performance showed that NCL exceeded its target. All the subsidiaries except BCCL exceeded last year's level of loading.

Wagon loading could have been even better but for the regulated lifting by Power Utilities almost in all the subsidiaries; less demand for higher grade coal from ECL and SECL, intermittent law and order problem in CCL and MCL also affected rail dispatch.

Wagon loading performance of 2016-17 vis--vis 2015-16 is disclosed in Annexure 9.

3.4 Consumer Satisfaction

i. For enhanced customer satisfaction, special emphasis given to Quality Management. Attuned to this objective, it was decided that 2017-18 will be declared as ‘Quality Year'.

ii. In order to monitor quality right at the coalface, charge of mining have been given target to contain grade slippages within 10%.

iii. Another big step to ensure proper quality was independent assessment of grades of 871 mines/ loading points/ fractions through various academic institutes of national repute by CCO. Based on the analysis reports received from these institutions, CCO finalized the grades of different mines/sidings for the year 2017-18. Although the results of re-gradation of about 49% mines/ loading points/ fractions were not encouraging, correction would enhance the confidence of consumers.

iv. In order to monitor coal quality internally, a portal has been designed by CIL to capture entire life cycle of sample. With the help of portal, analysis of coal quality on regular basis will be possible.

v. CIL has enhanced coal handling plant capacity of about 320 MT per annum so as to maximize dispatches of crushed/ sized coal to Power sector. CIL is supplying (-) 100mm sized coal to all power plants w. e. f. 01.01.2016 except those at pit head. In addition, mobile crushers have been installed to meet the additional crushing requirement.

vi. Emphasis has been given for maximum production through surface miners. For this, surface miners have been deployed for production of coal in mines wherever technically / commercially feasible. About 50% of CIL's production is being mined through surface miners. Deployment of this technology at OCP mines is bound to improve coal quality. At present 75 Surface Miners are working in opencast mines.

vii. In addition, the Washeries at BCCL, CCL, WCL and NCL have crushing/ sizing facilities to the tune of about 36.8 million tonnes. 22 new coal washeries and renovation of 05 existing washeries combined capacity of 123.7 MTPA are in various stages of planning/ commissioning.

viii. Measures like picking of shale/stone, selective mining by conventional mode, adopting proper blasting procedure/ technique for reducing the possibility of admixture of coal with over-burden material & improved sizing of coal etc. are being taken. For those mines having large inter bands of shale/stone, installation of deshaler has been planned.

ix. Joint/ Third Party sampling & analysis is in vogue for major consuming sectors e.g. power utilities, steel, cement and sponge iron. Entire supplies to Power sector are covered under third party sampling / analysis, large consumers having annual quantity of 0.4 MT or more and having FSA covered under sampling. For the first time, sampling facility has been extended to consumers of Special e-Auction for power sector and Linkage Auction through IIT-ISM and QCI. Consequent to issuance of Letter of Intent, these agencies have been advised to enter into tripartite agreement with consumers and coal companies to start the process.

Officer in x. Area laboratories of subsidiary coal companies have been equipped with 121 Bomb Calorimeters for accurate and transparent results of analysis of coal samples. 28 labs. across the subsidiary companies have already got NABL accreditation and another 27 labs, accreditation process is underway. It is expected that standardization of the process as per NABL standard will go in a long way to enhance customers' confidence about the process of assessment of coal quality and facilitate quality monitoring.

xi. The guidelines/ SOP issued by MoC vide letter dated 26.11.2015 on third party sampling at loading ends has already been implemented through Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR). Sampling for almost entire quantity covered under FSA is continuing across various loading points of coal companies.

xii. Electronic weighbridges with the facility of electronic printout have been installed at rail loading points to ensure that coal dispatches are made only after proper weighment. For this purpose, Coal Companies have installed 157 rail weighbridges in the Railway Sidings and 569 road weighbridges for weighment of trucks. Coal Companies have also taken action for installation of standby weighbridges to ensure 100% weighment.

xiii. 24 Auto Mechanical Samplers (AMS) are also working in subsidiary coal companies for coal sampling, eliminating chances of biasness in sampling process. Procurement of further AMSs is under process. The process has already been initiated to deploy Augur Sampling for drawing more representative samples. One online analyzer in each subsidiary company has been envisaged on trial basis.

xiv. In order to ensure consumer satisfaction and resolve consumer complaints, special emphasis has been given to quality management and redressal of consumer complaint. On-line filing and redressal of complaints has been initiated. Percentage of consumer complaints resolved is 99.42 % during the year 2016-17.

3.5 Marketing of Coal:

Status of execution of Fuel Supply Agreements and performance of e-auction:

Supply of coal was made to various consumers including Power Sector under the applicable provisions of New Coal Distribution Policy. Due to overall deficit in availability of coal, considering the projected coal production from domestic sources and commitments made through signing of FSAs/issuance of Letter of Assurances (LOA), supplies under FSAs has been pegged at various level of commitments (trigger). Power sector being the major consuming sector having significant importance in the economy, supplies to power sector has been guided as per the various Government directives and polices.

(i) For power stations, commissioned on or before

31.03.2009, 306 million tonnes had been considered to be supplied through bilateral legally enforceable Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA) with a trigger level of 90%. The total quantity covered under FSA against the allocation as on March'17 was about 295 million tonnes.

(ii) Apart from the above, 180 Letter of Assurances have been issued to power plants by subsidiary companies of CIL, as per the recommendations of various SLC (LT) Meetings about 433.80 Million tonnes. Further, as per Presidential Directives dated 16th April'2012 and revised directive dated 17-7-2013, a list of Power Plants having an aggregate capacity of 78535 MW was notified for signing of FSA. A total 173 TPPs, 149 cases having normal LOA and 24 cases having Tapering LOA (as per MOC OM dated 30.06.2015, tapering linkages are not existent as on date), were listed. Till 31st March'2017,out of 149 regular LOAs146 FSAs have been signed. The balance FSAs could not be signed for the reasons not attributable to CIL. However, out of the above, 1 FSA have been transferred to SCCL and 2 FSAs became null and void since the plants have been converted from IPP to CPP.

For post-NCDP Plants (Plants commissioned after March 2009), total FSA commitment of CIL as on date is for an Annual Contracted Quantity (ACQ) of about 216 Million tonnes for the aggregate capacity of about 56750 MW which is backed by long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and qualify for commencement of coal supply subject to commissioning etc.

(iii) As on 1st April, 2017, 679 units other than power and steel plants have operative FSAs with subsidiaries of CIL for about 48.9 million tonnes.

(iv) For supply of coal to Small and Medium Sector Consumers, 8 million tonnes was earmarked by CIL for allocation to agencies nominated by the State Govt's/ UT's. 13 States sent their nomination of 19 State Agencies for the year 2016-17 of which 11 State Agencies of 10 States have signed FSAs for 2.119 mill. tonnes and drawing coal accordingly.

(v) After implementation of NCDP, 417 LOAs were also issued to consumers of sponge iron, CPP and cement as per recommendations of various SLC (LT) meetings for a quantity of 63.95 Million tonnes per annum. Out of these, 337 FSAs have been concluded till date for quantity of about 45.70 Million tonnes per annum. Out of these, 157 FSAs are active as on date with a quantity of 19 Million tonnes per annum.

(vi) CIL conducted the Tranche-I of Auction of Coal Linkages for Sponge Iron, Cement, CPP and ‘Others' sub-sectors under Non-Regulated Sector during the period June to October 2016 in accordance with the policy guidelines dated 15.02.2016 issued by Ministry of Coal. The auction has been envisaged as a transparent system of linkage allocation which is based on competitive bidding. Various consumer friendly measures such as 3rd party sampling, exit option, no performance incentive, delivery from specified mine/siding, back-up mine in the event of Force Majeure, etc. have also been introduced. A total of 23.75 Mtpa was earmarked for Tranche-I out of which 22.14 Mtpa has been booked. The auction is followed by signing of Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA) for the booked quantity. The tenure of the FSA is 5 years which can be further extended by another 5 years on mutual agreement.

The Tranche-II of auctions was conducted during the period January to June 2017. Auctions for Sponge Iron, Cement, Others and Steel (coking), Others (coking) and CPP sub-sectors have already been concluded. A total of 14.50 Mtpa of non-coking coal and 0.26 Mtpa of coking coal have been booked under Tranche-II.

(vi) Under Special Forward E Auction scheme during the year ended Mar'17, quantity allocated was around 47 mill tonnes as against 13.8 mill tonnes allocated in the last year. The premium gained through Special Forward E-auction over & above the notified price was 16% during the year 2016-17. In Exclusive E Auction scheme during 2016-17, quantity allocated was around 6.3 mill tonnes as against 1.5 mill tonnes allocated in the last year. The premium gained through Exclusive E-auction over & above the notified price was around 9% during the year 2016-17. During the period under review, around 53.6 mill. tonnes of coal was allocated under Spot E- auction to the successful bidders as against 57.4 mill. tonnes of coal allocated during the 2015-16. The notional gain through Spot E-auction over & above the notified price was 25% during the year 2016-17. About 6.2 Mill tes coal booked under Special Spot E-Auction during 2016-17 with gain of 20% over notified price.

3.6 Coal Beneficiation:

Presently CIL is operating 15 Coal Washeries with a total coal washing capacity of 36.8 million tonnes per year of which 12 are coking and the rest 3 are non-coking with capacity of 23.3 and 13.5 MTY respectively. The total washed coal production from these existing washeries for the year 2016-17 was 17.04 Million Tonnes.

In addition, CIL has planned to set up 22 new Washeries and renovate 5 existing coking coal washeries with state-of-the-art technologies in the field of coal beneficiation with an aggregate throughput capacity of 123.68 MTY.

Out of the 22 new washeries, 13 are planned to wash coking coal with a cumulative capacity of 41.35 Mty, 4 of which are at different stages of construction and LOI has been issued for one. For remaining 9 new non-coking coal washeries with a total capacity of 75.5 MTY, LOA/LOIs has been issued for 3.

The major bottlenecks for setting up of these washeries are mainly Forest, Environmental and other Statutory Clearances, in addition to absence of firm commitment from the intended customers regarding acceptance of washed coal at value added prices.

3.7 Stock of Coal

The stock of coal (net of provisions) at the close of the year 2016-17 was Rs 7412.79 Crores (earlier year Rs 6162.54 crores), which was equivalent to 1.18 months value of net sales (previous year 0.98 months). The company-wise position of stock held on 31st March 2016 & 31st March 2017 are given in

Annexure 10.

3.8 Trade Receivables

Trade Receivables i.e. net coal sales dues outstanding as on

31.03.2017, after providing Rs 3782.82 crores (previous year

2220.20 crores) for bad and doubtful debts, was Rs 10735.85 crores (previous year reinstated Rs 11447.61 crores) which is equivalent to 1.05 months gross sales of CIL as a whole (previous year 1.27 months). Subsidiary-wise break-up of trade receivables outstanding as on 31st March 2017 as against 31st March 2016 are shown in Annexure 11..

3.9 Payment of Royalty, Cess, Sales Tax, Stowing Excise Duty,

Central Excise Duty, Clean Energy Cess, Entry Tax & Others

During the year 2016-17, CIL and its Subsidiaries paid/adjusted

44,068.28 crores (previous year Rs 29,084.11 crores) towards Royalty, Cess, Sales Tax and other levies as detailed below:-

Figures in Rs Crores

2016-17 2015-16
Royalty 8745.84 8,209.25
Additional Royalty (MMDR Act) - 434.42
DMF 3964.47 -
NMET 221.16 -
Cess on Coal 1706.37 1,590.67
State Sales Tax / VAT 2787.91 2,444.75
Central Sales Tax 1200.09 1,144.79
Stowing Excise Duty 538.00 525.67
Central Excise Duty 2617.39 3,647.00
Clean Energy Cess 21062.06 9,980.13
Entry Tax 283.82 259.37
Others 941.00 848.06
Total 44068.28 29,084.11

Subsidiary-wise, State wise details are given in Annexure 12.

4. COAL PRODUCTION

Raw coal production and production from underground and opencast mines.

Production of raw coal during 2016-17 was 554.14 Mill Te against 538.754 Mill Te produced in 2015-16. Coal production from underground mines in 2016-17 was 31.477 Mill Te compared to 33.786 Mill Te in 2015-16. Production from opencast mines during 2016-17 was 94.32% of total raw coal production. Subsidiary wise production, production from underground and opencast mines and coking and non-coking coal production are disclosed in Annexure 13.

Reasons for less production than the target 2016-17:

Despite best and consistent efforts, constraints that have impeded the growth in coal production are as under:

(i) Major mishap at Rajmahal OC affected production at ECL.

(ii) Accumulation of high coal stock at many of the OC mines due to less lifting of coal by Cost Plus consumers at WCL.

(iii) Delayed Stage-II forest clearance at Dhanpuri OC, Amlai OC and Jampali OC and also restricted working space at Amgaon OC due to intervening forest land affected Coal Production at SECL

(iv) Scarcity of working space due to delay in handing over of forest land at Jagannath OC and Ananta OC, delay in Stage II FC at Lajkura OC & R&R issues at Bharatpur OC and Kanhia OC and affected production at MCL.

Washed Coal (Coking) Production

Subsidiary-wise production of Washed Coal (Coking) is given in

Annexure 13A. Overburden Removal

The Company-wise overburden removal is disclosed in

Annexure 13B. Future Outlook

CIL has envisaged a coal production of 908.10 Mt in the year 2019-20 with a CAGR of 12.98% with respect to 2014-15. In the year 2017-18, the target of coal production has been pegged at 600.00 Mt with an annualized growth of about 8.3% over the achievement of last year. In 2018-19, the envisaged coal production projection is 773.70 Mt with a growth of about 28.95 %.

The capital expenditure for the year 2017-18 has been Rs 8500 crores. Further, Company has planned to invest Rs 6500 crores in various projects viz. Super Critical Thermal Power Plant (STPP), Solar Power, Revival of Fertilizer Plants, Coal Gasification, Acquisition of coal blocks in India & Abroad, CBM etc. during 2017-18.

In the light of Paris Protocol and consequent changes in world energy scenario, CIL is looking forward to diversify its operations towards Renewable energy like Solar Power and Clean Energy sources like CMM, CBM, CTL, UCG etc following the directives of GoI. Following that mission, MoC/CIL is in the process of formulating ‘Vision Document 2030' to decide future course of operation for sustainable entity in the nation's energy sector.

5. POPULATION OF EQUIPMENT

Due to survey-off 5 Draglines at NCL and MCL in 2016-17 population of Dragline reduced to 35 as on 31st Mar'17. There was a reduction of 39 Shovels due to survey off of old Shovels in ECL, BCCL, CCL, NCL, WCL & SECL. CIL and its subsidiaries are planning to procure 87 shovel costing around Rs 1929 crores,515 Dumper costing around Rs 3305 crores, 124 Dozers costing around Rs 314 crores,35 Drill costing around Rs 144 crores & 6 Draglines costing around Rs 1176 crores in next 2/3 years.

Performance of HEC Dragline at NCL was not satisfactory which affected availability & utilization. Matter has been taken up with M/s HEC for improvement. Dragline of Sonepur Bazari Project, ECL was under breakdown since June 16 due to non-supply of imported spares, which is expected to start within next 2 months. Heavy rainfall in NCL & MCL, Land and R&R problems in BCCL, MCL & SECL,were the major reasons for less HEMM utilization. Efforts are being made to improve the availability & utilization.

The population of Major Opencast Equipment (Heavy Earth Moving Machinery) as on 1st April, 16 & on 1st April, 17 along with its performance in terms of availability & utilisation expressed as percentage of CMPDIL norm is disclosed in

Annexure 14.

6. CAPACITY UTILIZATION

The overall system capacity utilization for the year 2016-17 was 84.51%.It was 99.87% during 2015-16.This was mainly due to low system capacity utilization in ECL, BCCL, NCL, WCL, & MCL.

Due to accident in Rajmahal OCP of ECL, both coal production & OB removal suffered in the last quarter of 2016-17.Due to unprecedented rainfall, OB removal suffered in BCCL & NCL. In WCL,due to exhaustion of reserves in Ghughus OC, the dragline was shifted from Ghughus OC to Mungoli OC and other HEMM to different mines, which affected OB removal. In Talcher coalfields of MCL, due to law & order issues, there was a negative growth in coal production in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16. set at Necessary action has already been taken for improvement in capacity utilization in 2017-18 in all the Subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. Subsidiary wise details of capacity utilization for the year 2016-17 vis--vis 2015-16 are disclosed in Annexure 15.

7. PROJECT FORMULATION

7.1 Preparation of Reports:

As prioritized by subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited, preparation of Project Reports (PR) for new/expansion/reorganization mines was carried out during the year 2016-17 for building additional coal production capacity to the tune of 57.75 Mty. Revision of Project Reports/Cost Estimates for projects was also taken up along with new PR. During the period, 249 reports were prepared including 16 Geological Reports, 26 Projects Reports, 37 Draft EMPs (including 15 Form-I) and 170 Other Reports.

7.2 Project Implementation:

a) Projects Completed During the year 2016-17:

The following 7 coal projects, each costing Rs 20 Crores and above, with an ultimate capacity of 24.20 Mty and completion cost of Rs 1190.98 Crores have been completed during the year 2016 -17. The subsidiary-wise details of project completed during 2016-17 are disclosed in Annexure 16.

b) Projects started Production during the Year

4 projects have started coal production during the year 2016-17.The subsidiary-wise details are disclosed in Annexure 16.

c) Status of Ongoing Projects:

120 coal projects and 71 non mining projects costing Rs 20 Crores and above are in different stages of implementation. Out of 120 coal projects, 58 projects are running on schedule and 62 are delayed. Out of 71 non mining projects, 27 are delayed.

Status of Ongoing Projects Costing Rs 20 Crores and above

Projects Total Projects on Projects
Projects Schedule Delayed
Mining 120 58 62
Non Mining 71 44 27
Total 191 102 89

Reasons for the Delay: Mining Projects:

34 coal mining projects are running behind the schedule due to delay in obtaining forestry clearances and 17 are due to delay in acquisition of land and associated R&R issues. In addition, 7 projects are running behind the schedule due to delay or discontinuance of work or non-participation in tender by contractor, 1 project due to law and order problem and 3 projects due to lack of Railway Infrastructure facilities for coal evacuation.

Non Mining Projects:

Non mining projects are running behind the schedule due to discontinuance of work by contractor, law and order problem, acquisition of land and associated problems of rehabilitation and forestry clearances.

7.3 Projects Sanctioned (Costing Rs 20 Crores & above):

a) Projects sanctioned by CIL Board

8 coal mining projects for an ultimate capacity of 56.25 Mty and a total capital investment of Rs 8931.05 Crores have been sanctioned by CIL Board during the year 2016-17. The subsidiary-wise details of projects sanctioned by CIL Board in 2016-17 is disclosed in Annexure 16. b) Non Mining Projects Sanctioned by CIL & Subsidiaries Board:

No Non-mining projects have been sanctioned by CIL & Subsidiaries Board during the year 2016-17.

Sl. No. Project Subsidiary Date of Approval Sanctioned Capital
( Crores)

NIL

-17:c) Projects Sanctioned by Subsidiary Company Boards:

11 coal mining projects for an ultimate capacity of 16.74 Mty and capital investment of Rs 3427.26 Crores have been sanctioned by Subsidiary Coal Companies during the year 2016-17. The subsidiary-wise details of projects sanctioned by their Board in 2016-17 are disclosed in Annexure 16.

7.4 Revised Project/RCE Sanctioned by CIL Board:

a) RCE/RPR/UCE sanctioned by the CIL Board during the year 2016- 17: -

Project Subsidiary Date of Approval Sanctioned Capacity Sanctioned Capital
(Mtpa) ( Crores)
Khottadih OCP ECL 03.05.16 1.5 60.10

b) RCE/RPR/UCE sanctioned by the Subsidiary Boards:-

Project Subsidiary Date of Approval Sanctioned Capacity Sanctioned Capital
(Mtpa) ( Crores)
Sarapali OC SECL 04.09.2016 1.40 143.63
RCE
Jaganathpur SECL 25.07.2016 3.00 459.59
OC RCE
Total 4.4 603.22

7.5 Key Strategies:

(i) Critical Railway Links:

In order to achieve the planned growth in production and evacuation in future, CIL has undertaken three major Railway Infrastructure Projects, implemented either by Railways or JV Companies formed with IRCON representing Railways, Subsidiary Company representing CIL and concerned State Government.

The three major Railway Infrastructure Projects are:

1. Tori- Shivpur-Kathotia New BG Line

2. Jharsuguda- Barpali- Sardega Rail Link

3. East Rail Corridor and East- West Rail Corridor

Tori- Shivpur railway line is catering to North Karanpura

Area of CCL. It is planned to evacuate about 32 MTY of coal. Jharsuguda-Barpali- Sardega Rail Link is Catering to the coalfields of MCL. This Rail line shall evacuate 70 MTY of coal from the coalfields of MCL. The evacuation of coal of Mand- Raigarh and Korba – Gevra Coalfields of SECL, shall be through East Rail Corridor and East- West Rail Corridor respectively. In all, about 180 MTY of coal shall be evacuated through these two corridors.

(ii) Acquisition and Possession of land:

In all subsidiaries of Coal India, the major portion of land is acquired under the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957. During 2016-17, notification under section 9 (1) has been issued for 3086.69 Ha and notification under section 11 (1) has been issued for 4196.69 Ha.

During 2016-17, 3826.19 Ha of land has been taken into possession in various subsidiaries of Coal India.

(iii) WEB Based Online Monitoring System:

Web based online monitoring of coal mining projects costing more than Rs 100 Crs has been introduced in Coal India. Exercise for 69 projects costing more than Rs 150 Crs and capacity 3.0 Mty and above have so far been completed during the year 2016-17.

Additionally, monitoring of 67 coal mining projects costing more than Rs 150 Crores with Project monitoring software MS Project has also been started in Coal India Limited during the year 2016-17.Crucial issues are also being uploaded by CIL and its subsidiary companies on MOC e-CPMP portal and MOC is vigorously following up with the state governments and other associated ministries by holding meetings with concerned officials to expedite EC & FC approvals.

7.6 STEPS TAKEN TO ACHIEVE ONE BILLION COAL PRODUCTION IN 2019-20

One Billion Tonne (Bt) production essentially is a synergic effort with coal bearing states and railways to access the resources and speed up logistics for coal evacuation.

Coal India has decided to put its best foot forward with the help of all concerned agencies and take its production into higher growth trajectory. Contribution from identified projects will be 908 Million Tonnes (Mt) and identification of projects for the balance quantity is in progress.

Group wise Production from Projects

Existing coal projects are envisaged to contribute about 165 Mt, projects under implementation are likely to contribute 561 Mt. Future projects are planned to produce 182 Mt during the year 2019-20.

Contribution from Subsidiaries

Projected contribution from MCL and SECL will be to the tune of 250 Mt and 240 Mt respectively during the year 2019-20. Production contribution from the rest of the subsidiaries during the year 2019 - 20 have been projected as under: -

Eastern Coalfields Limited - 62 Mt
Bharat Coking Coal Limited - 53 Mt
Central Coalfields Limited - 133 Mt
Northern Coalfields Limited - 110 Mt
Western Coalfields Limited - 60 Mt

Major Challenges

The dream of providing 1Bt of coal (qualitatively & quantitatively) to the Nation will be achieved only through the concerted efforts of CIL, Railways and State Governments. Three critical railway lines, mechanization through latest technology, upgrading skills of employees, speedy acquisition of land, expeditious environmental and forest clearances and fast track state level clearances are crucial for realization of 1 Bt coal production by CIL.

K ey Strategies

(I) Technology Development

a. Exploration capacity is planned to be augmented with more use of hydrostatic drills, geophysical loggers, 2D/3D Seismic Survey Technology and Optimization of number of coring boreholes based on the complexity of geology of the block.

b. Introduction of high capacity equipment, Operator

Independent Truck Dispatch Systems, Vehicle Tracking System using GPS/GPRS, CHP and SILOS for faster loading and monitoring using laser scanners have been planned to augment coal production from opencast mines.

c. Introduction of Continuous Miner Technology on large scale, Long Wall Technology at selected places, Man Riding system in major mines and Use of Tele - monitoring techniques have been envisaged to increase production from underground mines.

(II) Role of HR

Driving CIL Corporate Vision by building capabilities,creating performance culture & developing talent pool.

(III) System Improvements

Introduction of e-procurement of equipment and spares, e-tender of work and services, implementation of Coal Net, establishment of connectivity, revision of guidelines and manuals, use of GPS for monitoring operational efficiency in road transport of coal have been planned to improve the overall system.

8. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY

Conservation of energy always remains a priority area and CIL/Subsidiaries have undertaken various measures towards reduction in specific energy consumption.

Even though Coal Production had increased by 2.9% in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, electricity consumption has however reduced to 4886.83 Million Units vis--vis 4971.13 Million Units during 2015-16 with a reduction of 1.7% in absolute terms. Specific Power Consumption (kWh/T) during 2016-17 is 8.82 kWh/T vis--vis 9.23 kWh/T during 2015-16 with a reduction of 4.42%. CIL/Subsidiaries endeavor to maintain this trend of reduction in specific power consumption (kWh/T) every year with reference to previous year.

Some of the salient measures taken by CIL/Subsidiaries for energy conservation are as under :-

• CMPDIL HQ has undertaken energy conservation studies in 2016-17 and carried out Diesel Audit & Benchmarking of specific diesel consumption as well as Electrical Audit & Benchmarking of specific electrical energy consumption in various opencast and underground mines situated in different subsidiaries of Coal India Limited by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) accredited Energy Auditors.

Diesel Audit and Benchmarking carried out by CMPDIL in 71 opencast mines in different subsidiary companies revealed an aggregate saving of approximately 16750 kilo litre/year in diesel consumption.

These 71 opencast mines are selected having composite capacity (Coal+OB) of 1.0 mill.cub.m or more in ECL, 2.0 mill.cub.m or more in BCCL, WCL, CCL and 5.0 mill.cub.m or more in NCL, SECL and MCL respectively.

Likewise, Electrical Audit and Benchmarking carried out in 08 mines (07 opencast mines and 01 underground mine) revealed an aggregate saving of approx. 110 million units/year.

• MoU has been signed between CIL (Coal India Limited) and EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) on 08.02.2016 for implementation of Energy Efficiency Projects in CIL and its Subsidiaries.

• Accordingly, high watt luminaries / conventional light fittings are being replaced with low power consuming LEDs (of appropriate wattage) in majority of the places for street lighting, Office and other work places, townships etc., thereby creating huge saving potential in electricity consumption. Around 64000 LED Lights have been fitted (new + replacement) in CIL/Subsidiaries for better conservation of energy.

• Air Conditioners (AC) and Refrigerators of 5 Star Rating are procured against replacement of old conventional ACs and refrigerators. Use of Super Energy Efficient Air Conditioners (AC) are also being explored at places having technical capability of saving energy 30% more than the 5 star-rated ACs.

• Energy audit of selected mines / office buildings conducted by CMPDIL / External Agency.

• Installation of power capacitors of appropriate kVAR rating to maintain higher power factor to avail maximum benefit on power factor incentive from power supply agency as well as reduction in Maximum Demand. Aggregate Power Factor maintained at CIL subsidiaries is as high as 95% during 2016-17.

• Auto timer based on-off switches in most of the street lighting / CHPs and township areas to ensure avoiding unnecessary power consumption during odd hours thereby saving in electricity consumption.

• Construction of strata bunkers in underground (UG) mines to eliminate idle running of belt conveyors thereby saving electricity.

• Re-organization of LT (Low Tension) overhead line by Aerial Bunched Cable to avoid unauthorized power tapping.

• Monitoring of load pattern and demand side management of supply points limiting maximum demand wherever practicable by staggering avoidable load from peak hours to off-peak hours.

• Elimination or reduction of stage pumping as far as practicable.

• Re-organization of power distribution system.

• Power supply to underground mines by laying cables directly through bore holes wherever feasible.

The above measures are indicative and not exhaustive. (ii) In addition to above, CIL / Subsidiary Companies are also pursuing use of alternative energy sources. Various steps have been taken for utilizing solar power as alternate sources of energy, some of which are as stated below :

• In kilo-watt scale, roof top solar plants are in successful operation at various places since their commissioning. Such plants are in operation at Corporate Office of Coal India Ltd, New town, Kolkata (160 kWp), CMPDI HQ, Ranchi (190 kWp), CMPDIL RI-VI, Singrauli (50 kWp), CMPDIL RI-II, Dhanbad (50 kWp), Sodepur (5 kWp) and Bankola (30 kWp) at ECL, Central Repair Shop, Barkakana (25 kWp) at CCL, Nagpur Area (80 kWp) and Ballarpur area (60 kWp) at WCL respectively.

• In megawatt scale, one ground-mounted solar power plant (2.016 MWp) is in operation at MCL HQ since it is commissioning on 13.10.2014.

• In CCL, work order for solar power plant of capacity 400 kWp on the roof top of Darbhanga House, CCL HQ, Ranchi has already been issued to M/s BHEL. Another such plant of capacity 50 kWp has been approved for Kathara Area on the roof top of Executive Hostel Building. Plant of capacity 80kwp has been aprroved for CMPDIL RI-I office building at Asansol.

• In kilo-watt scale, roof top solar power plants have been identified for their commissioning at ECL (aggregate capacity: 60 kWp), MCL (150 kWp) and CMPDIL RI-VII (60 kWp) respectively.

• In mega-watt scale, WCL has planning for installation of 1.257 MWp and 50 MWp solar power projects.

9. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Overall Capital Expenditure during 2016-17 was Rs 7700.06 crores as against Rs 6,123.03 crores in previous year. Capital Expenditure incurred during 2016-17 is 99.16% of BE (102.21% in 2015-16). Subsidiary-wise details of which are given in

Annexure 17.

10. CAPIT AL STRUCTURE

The authorized share capital of the company as on 31.03.2017 was Rs 8904.18 crores, distributed between Equity and Non-cumulative redeemable preference shares as under:

(i) 800,00,00,000 Equity Shares of Rs 10/- each (Previous Year 800,00,00,000 Equity Shares of Rs 10/- each) 8000.00 crores
(ii) 90,41,800 Non-cumulative 10% redeemable Preference Shares of Rs 1000/- each (Previous Year 90,41,800 Non-cumulative 10% Redeemable Preference Shares of Rs 1000/- each) 904.18 crores
Total 8904.18 crores

Listing of shares of Coal India Limited in Stock Exchanges:

The shares of Coal India Ltd. is listed in two major stock exchanges of India, viz. Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange on and from 4th November, 2010.

The details of disinvestment of shares by Govt. of India is furnished below:

Sl Financial Year of Disinvestment % of shares disinvested No. of shares disinvested Mode
No
1 2010-11 10.00% 63,16,36,440 IPO
2 2013-14 0.35% 2,20,37,834 CPSE-ETF
3 2014-15 10.00% 63,16,36,440 OFS
4 2015-16 0.001% 83,104 CPSE-ETF
5 2016-17 1.248% 7,88,42,816 Buyback
6 2016-17 0.92% 5,71,56,437 CPSE-ETF

Hence , the number of shares held by Govt. of on 31.03.2017 is 4,89,49,71,329 i.e.78.857% of the total 6,20,74,09,177 number of shares (earlier year 5,03,09,70,582 i.e. 79.649% of total number of shares).

During the year the company has not issued any shares. However, pursuant to Public Announcement (PA) published on August 30,2016 and letter of offer dated September 23,2016, the company has bought back its 10,89,55,223 number of equity shares of face value of Rs 10/- each fully paid up through tender offer route under Stock Exchange mechanism and extinguished these shares on October 28,2016. Post such buy-back, the number of fully paid equity shares as on stands at 6,20,74,09,177.

Pursuant to above, the shareholding pattern in CIL stood as follows:

As on 31.03.2017 As on 31.03.2016
Shareholding Pattern (%) Share Capital (Rs Crore) Shareholding Pattern (%) Share Capital (Rs Crore)
Government 78.857 % 4894.97 79.649 % 5030.97
of India
Other 21.143% 1312.44 20.351% 1285.39
Investors
Total 100.000% 6207.41 100.000% 6316.36

Dur ing the year 2016-17, three subsidiaries of CIL viz. NCL, SECL and MCL have bought back its shares from CIL. The details of such buy back are as follows:-

Name of the Subsidiary NCL SECL MCL
No. of Shares brought back by subsidiary 411135 609250 451743
Buy back Price 30260.70 19699.47 35796.02
Consideration received by CIL 1244.12 crore 1200.19 crore 1617.06 crore
No. of Shares held by CIL post buy back 1365593 2987750 1412266

11. BORROWINGS

Aggregate borrowings including both current & non-current of CIL stood at Rs 410.77 crores in 2016-17 from Rs 269.76 crores in 2015-16, as detailed below.

Figures in Rs Crores

Particulars 2016-17 2015-16
Foreign Loans including deferred credits
- EDC Canada 167.2 174.14
- Liebherr France SA., France 6.64 7.77
- IRCON International Ltd. 171.44 63.92
Chattisgarh State Infrastructure 65.49 23.93
Development Corpn Ltd.
TOTAL 410.77 269.76

In addition to the above Short term Borrowings of CIL stood at Rs 2603.81 crores in 2016-17 from Rs 929.03 crores in 2015-16, as detailed below.

Figures in Rs Crores as

Particulars 2016-17 2015-16
Loan repayable on demand
- From Banks 2603.78 929.00
- From Other Parties 0.03 0.03
TOTAL 2603.81 929.03

The debt servicing has been duly met in case of the loans / deferred credits whenever due.

The subsidiary companies of SECL M/s Chhattisgarh East Railway Limited (CERL) & M/s Chhattisgarh East-West Railway Limited (CEWRL) have taken loan from IRCON International Ltd and Chhattisgarh State Infrastructure Development Corpn Ltd. with repayment period of 5 years excluding moratorium period not exceeding 5 years from the date of signing of Loan Agreement.

12. INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION

Coal India is envisaged for foreign collaboration with a view to:

• Bring in proven and advanced technologies and management skills for exploiting UG and OC mines, coal preparation and related activities.

• Exploration and exploitation of Methane from Coal bed, abandoned mine, ventilation air, shale gas, coal gasification, etc.

• Locating overseas countries interested in Joint Venture in the field of coal mining with special thrust on coking coal mining.

The priority areas included acquisition of modern and high productive underground mining technology, introduction of high productive opencast mining technology, improvement in working in underground in difficult geological conditions, fire control and mine safety, coal preparation, application of 3D seismic survey for exploration , extraction of coal bed methane, coal gasification, application of Geographical Information System, satellite surveillance, subsidence monitoring, environmental control, overseas ventures in coal mining.

CIL aims to acquire suitable technology through international bidding. Bilateral cooperation is also being encouraged for locating availability of cost effective and latest technologies in the aforesaid areas. CIL, therefore, has been following both the routes.

Following are the details of activities that took place with various countries during 2016-17.

FOREIGN COLLABORATION Indo-US Collaboration:

Status of On-going Projects:

a) Development of Coal Preparation Plant Simulator

M/s Sharpe International LLC, USA (SI) was awarded the work in October 2009 for development of a Coal Preparation Plant Simulator. Total work was split into 18 activities out of which 11 activities were completed and payment to the tune of 40% value had been released in line with provision of the contract. Later in October 2013, SI expressed their inability to complete the work. US representatives were requested to take up the matter with M/s Sharpe for a meaningful conclusion of the project. US side advised to contact Mr. Carl Jacobson in this regard.

Consequently, Mr. Carl Jacobson was contacted for submission of a proposal for execution of the project within the framework of existing agreement. From perusal of the proposal submitted by him, it was noted that M/s Coal Sim was responsible for the development of software based on the mining engineering expertise provided by Mr. Mark Sharpe. The issue is being examined for meaningful conclusion.

Further, Mr. Manoj Mohanty from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA vide his email dated 08.01.2016 expressed desire "to complete the project that SI could not complete". Mr. Mohanty was requested to submit his proposal through US DoE and MoC, as the project was identified under Indo-US Coal Working Group work plan. Subsequently, a proposal from Mr. Mohanty was received through US DoE and MoC, GoI. Comments of CMPDI in this regard were sent to Advisor (Projects), MoC on 03.10.16 and also to Mr. Smouse Scott of

DoE on 27.10.2016.In response to the queries raised by Dr. Mohanty of SIU (vide e-mail dated 07.11.2016 forwarded by Dr. Scott Smouse of US DOE), suitable reply has been sent on 23.11.2016.

On 22.12.2016, Dr. Scott Smouse of US DOE sent reply indicating project direct cost for the subject assignment with Power Plant economics increased substantially to US$ 3,50,000 plus additional 47.5% charge on the project direct cost as research overhead expenses.

CMPDI vide email dated 09.01.2017 requested Dr. Scott Smouse to look into the matter and asked Dr. Mohanty to respond accordingly so that the final proposal can be prepared and submitted at the earliest with due consideration to fund limitation as the balance fund left in the project is US$ 225,000. Necessary reply in this regard is awaited.

b) Cost Effective Technology for Beneficiation and Recovery of Fine Coal

US DOE had identified Virginia Tech University (VTU) for establishing an efficient technique for beneficiation & dewatering of Indian coking coal mines through the testing of coal samples in lab and pilot plants at VTU for identification of state-of-the-art technologies based on which a demonstration plant was to be installed in Sudamdih Washery in BCCL. A joint project proposal was drawn and approved by CIL R&D Board in Dec, 2010. The VTU, however, expressed its inability to sign an international agreement and as such the project could not be started.

During the 10th Indo-US CWG meeting in New Delhi on 10.03.2014, US representatives were requested to take up the matter with VTU for meaningful conclusion of the project. US side had advised to contact Dr. Roe Hoan Yoon of Virginia Tech for further discussion in this regard. Subsequently the issue was taken up with Dr. Roe Hoan Yoon to obtain methodology for execution of the assignment.

On perusal of the correspondences made with Dr. Yoon, it is observed that VTU is not in a position to associate in the project in accordance with the methodology of the approved project. The issue is being examined for meaningful conclusion.

Further, Dr. Yoon vide e-mail dated 08.01.2016 informed that VTU had developed HHS process for fine Coal Cleaning and would be submitting a proposal on the same. However, since the project was identified under Indo-US Coal Working Group work plan, Dr. Yoon was requested to route his proposal through US DoE and MoC. Further, the matter has been followed up from CMPDI's end. Reply is awaited from Dr. Yoon.

Meanwhile, Shri R B Mathur, President, Business Development & Mining Strategy, Virginia Mining Resources Pvt. Ltd. (VMR) submitted, vide his email dated 09.05.2016, that VMR is a sister concern of Minerals Refining Company (MRC) which is associated with Dr. Yoon in development of Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic Separation (HHS) Technology. He expressed to undertake a pilot project on HHS Technology under S&T Programme in India. He was requested vide email dated 20.05.2016 that a proposal should be sent to this office with details of HHS Technology, its availability and cost etc. for initiating appropriate action.

Subsequently, a Proposal titled "Application of the Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic Separation (HHS) Process for the Beneficiation of Indian Coals" from M/s MRC was received through US DoE and MoC, GoI. Comments of CMPDI in this regard has been sent to Advisor (Projects), MoC on 07.10.16 and also to Mr. Smouse Scott of DoE on 27.10.2016 stating the following:

• The promotor of HHS technology may be requested to submit a project proposal for "Design of a POC-Scale Plant". The proposal would initially include the setting up of a POC-Scale Plant at CMPDI(HQ), Ranchi (in Stage-I) to compare yield of different types of Indian coal in HHS process with that obtained through conventional floatation scheme.

• Based on the findings of the study carried out in Stage-I, the technology may be implemented in Stage-II for "Conceptual Design of a Demonstration Plant".

In the meantime, Shri R.B. Mathur, vide e-mail dated 21.11.2016, submitted a revised proposal with incorporation of the PROPOSED BUDGET BY TASK, i.e. the total cost of involvement of US side is USD 1,508,312 as indicated earlier, has been split into different tasks which is related to lab scale testing and consultancy services by the project proponent. It can be summarized from the revised proposal that

o US Cost till Design of a POC-Scale Plant (as indicated under Task 1 to 3) is USD 923,104 and

o US Cost for the Conceptual Design of a Demonstration Plant with retrofit (as indicated under Task 4 to 6) is USD 585,208.

On 02.12.2016, CMPDI responded to Dr. Scott Smouse that in addition to the reply made on 27.10.2016, it may further be noted that the indicated cost mentioned above is towards Laboratory tests on coal samples (to be transported by CMPDI to Virginia Tech Laboratory in USA), detailed characterization for pilot design, design of a POC-scale plant, conceptual design of a Demonstration Plant and developing a flowsheet to Retrofit in existing plant only. It does not include any supply item, not even the cost towards HHS set up required for POC-scale plant, without which the objective of the HHS scheme cannot be accomplished.

In the meantime, Shri R.B. Mathur, President (Business Development & Mining Strategy), Virginia Mining Resources Private Ltd. (vide e-mail dated 16.02.2017) informed that comments on the observation of CMPDI shall be provided through official channels. Accordingly, Dr. Scott Smouse vide email dated 23.03.2017 has submitted a revised proposal as received from Virginia Minerals Refining Corp. Scrutiny of the proposal is done at CMPDI.

New Areas of Collaboration a) Underground Coal Gasification (UCG): UCG is one of the key areas under Indo-US collaboration. A project brief for capacity building in the field of UCG development has been sent to MoC for consideration in India-US Coal Working Group Meeting held on 16th Sept. 2015 at Washington, USA for the development of UCG in CIL command area. Initially, DoE indicated that UC-CIEE (California Institute for Energy and Env.) can be approached. Thereafter, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was requested to associate. US DoE agreed to identify US Experts and will inform the Indian side for further course of direct action. Response from DoE is awaited.

b) Shale Gas: In the Indo US Working Group Meeting held on 16thSeptember, 2015 at Washington, USA, it has been agreed that potential business collaboration will be identified for shale gas assessment in "Barren Measures" above coal seams.

c) Coal Mine Methane (CMM): CMM blocks have been identified in and around active mining areas under CIL command area for commercial exploitation of methane in Raniganj Coalfield (ECL command Area), Jharia Coalfield (BCCL command Area). US Experts are requested to suggest suitable technology providers for commercial extraction of CMM & its utilization.

d) Dynamic planning of large capacity opencast mines: The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), USA has been entrusted with the responsibility for identifying suitable US agencies for cooperation in this area. As advised by US Side, M/s Norwest Corporation and M/s Art Sullivan Mine Services were contacted by CMPDI. Finally, the subject of "large capacity opencast mine planning, norms and standard, safe designs and dump optimization" was finalized with M/s Norwest Corporation.

After many deliberations on the proposal, it was proposed by CMPDI to route the proposal through Indo-US CWG platform prior to submission at the R&D Nodal Agency (i.e. CMPDI) for funding under CIL. A meeting was held at CMPDI with officials from M/s Norwest Corporation on 20th July 2016 and a decision was taken to formulate the proposal in two phases i.e. Phase-I: Study & Capacity Building, and Phase-II: Implementation in one of the selected OC mines in CCL. (CCL has given consent for study and implementation of the proposal in Amrapali OCP vide letter dated 29th Aug. 2016).

Mr. Pat Akers, representative of Norwest Corporation, again visited CMPDI on 21stDecember 2016 for further discussions and Mr. Akers agreed to reframe the scope of work as desired by CMPDI.

A revised draft proposal was submitted by Mr. Akers on 17th January 2017 and scope of the project has been finalized by CMPDI. A complete proposal with time and cost estimates is expected to be submitted by Mr. Akers. Reminders were sent through e-mails dated 23.02.2017 and 20.03.2017 by CMPDI. In response, a few queries/clarifications were sought by Mr. Akers on 22.03.2017. Subsequently, query-wise clarification was e-mailed to Mr. Akers on 23.03.2017 for incorporation in the proposal. Detailed proposal is awaited.

e) Mine Rehabilitation & Reclamation of Indian coal mines:

Projects on sustainable mine closure activities and mining wasteland to be utilized as a source of livelihood for local community were proposed to be carried out with the help of US agencies. In this regard, a proposal was received from M/s Norwest Corporation on 15th Dec, 2015.

After many deliberations on the proposal, CMPDI advised to route the proposal through Indo-US CWG platform prior to its submission to R&D Nodal Agency (i.e. CMPDI) for funding under CIL. Subsequently, a meeting was held at CMPDI with officials from M/s Norwest Corporation on 20th July 2016 and a decision was taken to formulate the proposal in two phases i.e. Phase-I: Study & Capacity Building and Phase-II: Implementation in one of the selected OC mines in CCL (CCL has given consent for study and implementation of the proposal in Amrapali OCP vide letter dated 29th Aug. 2016). M/s Norwest Corporation has prepared the revised draft proposal and sent to CMPDI (HQ), Ranchi (Implementing Agency) on 06.09.2016 for necessary scrutiny. The proposal was vetted and the observation received on 30.12.2016.

In the meantime, CMPDI has forwarded the same to M/s Norwest Corporation vide email dated 28.11.2016 for incorporating their input before submission of the proposal.

Mr. Pat Akers, representative of M/s Norwest Corporation, had a meeting with CMPDI officials on 20th December 2016 at New Delhi. After detailed discussions on issues raised by CMPDI, Mr. Akers agreed to incorporate the points raised by CMPDI and agreed to submit the revised proposal by January 2017.

The revised draft proposal was submitted by Mr. Akers on 10th January 2017. Reply has been sent by CMPDI on 1st February 2017 for submission of revised proposal incorporating the suggestions made by CMPDI. In response to the email dated 09.03.2017 by Norwest Corporation regarding some issues of service tax, necessary reply has been sent by CMPDI vide e-mail dated 22.03.2017. The revised proposal is awaited.

f) Advanced Dry Coal Beneficiation technology: Dry Coal beneficiation is a priority area identified under Indo-US CWG. Mr. Manoj Mohanty of Southern Illinois University Carbondale submitted a short proposal on DryJet Sorting Technologies through US DOE in Aug. 2014, which is based on X-Ray detection and pneumatic sorting technology, similar to Ardee Sort, CMPDI is already trying under R&D Project at Madhub washery, BCCL. During the last CWG meet held in USA on 16th Sept. 2015 at Washington DC, Mr. Manoj Mohanty was contacted to submit a proposal on FGX Dry Coal separator, which he also confirmed through email dated 08.01.2016. The proposal is awaited.

Visit of US delegation at CMPDI(HQ), Ranchi

A delegation from US Consulate (lead by Sri Prasenjit Gupta, US Consul for Political and Economic Affairs) visited CMPDI on 15.02.2017 to discuss Indo-US collaborative projects, CBM/ CMM Clearing House functioning and the possibility of future collaboration.

Indo-EU Collaboration: Status of On-going Project:

a) Introduction of a new underground mining technology at North-Eastern Coalfields in Assam

A proposal titled "Introduction of a new underground mining technology at North-East Coalfields in Assam, India" was put forward to the Indo-EU Working Group on clean coal technology for consideration in 2012. The feasibility study to design a suitable mining technology and operation was awarded to Spanish Consortium led by AITEMIN. AITEMIN has already started their work since December 2013. The members from Spanish Consortium visited Tipong UG mine of NEC, Assam during 10th - 14th Feb 2014. During the visit, they had detailed discussion with concerned CMPDI & NEC authorities and collected necessary data/information regarding the aforesaid work. The Feasibility Study Report, as reported by AITEMIN, has already been submitted to the European Commission on 10th Oct.'14 according to the contract terms and recently, the same has been received through M/s AITEMIN. However, the feasibility study report is yet to be made available to CIL/ CMPDI by the European Commission.

New Areas of Collaboration

During 8th India-EU CWG meeting held in Chennai from 28th – 29th Nov. 2013, a presentation was made by CMPDI on reclamation practices, land management and utilization of mine voids for storage of mine water which is generally of good quality. Technical knowhow from EU was sought to bring back the post-mining land use pattern as existing before the mining and utilization of the same for income generation for the local community. A presentation on the requirement of the technical assistance was made by CMD, CMPDI during 9th India-EU CWG meeting held in Germany from 10th – 11th Sept. 2014. However, offer of assistance is still awaited from EU side.

Indo-Australian Collaboration Status of On-going Projects:

CMPDI has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) signed on 12th June, 2013 for a period of five years for furthering scientific cooperation. A team from CMPDI visited CSIRO, Australia in July 2015 for identifying possible collaborative areas in the field of clean coal technologies.

a) Capacity Building for CMPDI Lab o CMPDI has established a state of the art Coal Bed Methane (CBM) lab that can carry out parametric studies for resource estimation and reservoir characterization for CBM and Shale gas. o In March 2016, S&T Project titled "Capacity building for extraction of CMM Resource within CIL Command areas" was approved by Ministry of Coal (MoC) under Govt. of India S&T funding which is jointly implemented by CMPDI and CSIRO. The project is of three (03) years project duration. A Collaborative Understanding agreement for execution of the Project has been signed between CSIRO and CMPDI on 22nd December, 2016.

o In February, 2017, CMPDI organised a thorough discussion on lab equipment in CBM lab with CSIRO and GEOGAS representatives. The later visited CBM Lab and emphasized on planning scientifically correct methodology and implementation of new technology driven equipment to be covered under the above S&T project. The team also visited four drilling sites of CMPDI. One of the boreholes had been selected for desorption studies. The team discussed methodology of desorption studies carried out by CMPDI team at site.

b) Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) o CMPDI has formulated a project jointly with CSIRO titled "Abatement and utilization of Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) from working underground degree–III coal mine in India". The implementing agencies for the project will be CSIRO and CMPDI with BCCL as a sub-implementing agency. Identified project mine is Moonidih Underground Mine in Jharia coalfield of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd. (BCCL).

o CIL R&D Board has approved the project in principle with 100% retroactive funding at present and in due course 40% should be reimbursed from National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) with a directive to reduce duration of project from 42 to 30 months in consultation with CSIRO. CSIRO has agreed to reduce the project duration to 36 months.

o The revised proposal was placed in the 26th Meeting of R&D Board of CIL held on 27.12.2016 and the Board advised to place the proposal before the Apex Committee with certain modification.

c) SIMTARS engagement in Mining simulation, Explosion testing and Mining safety training

o SIMTARS in collaboration with ISM & CIMFR, Dhanbad has been engaged in mining simulation, explosion testing and mining safety training for Indian coal mines through purchase of mining simulators through an R&D Project funded by CIL.

o For setting up Virtual Reality Centre (VRS) at ISM, a meeting was held on 23.02.2016 which was attended by Additional Secretary, MHRD and Chairman, CIL. ISM in association with SIMTARS formulated a proposal for setting up VRS at ISM, Dhanbad.

o SIMTARS agreed to give details about their requirement, financial involvement, component wise details for different modules for training based on some need analysis in Indian scenario, for establishing the Centre for imparting training of trainers etc. SIMTARS proposal included the following:

• Identification of training requirements

• Location, site and building work requirements

• Mine and infrastructure modelling requirements

• Immersive display system requirements

• Implementation of logistic requirements

• Support requirements

o A space for establishing the Centre has been identified by ISM under the Centre of Excellence in Mining Technology.

New Areas of Collaboration

a) Underground Coal Gasification (UCG): In the India – Australia Energy Security Dialogues held during 8th – 11th February 2016 at Brisbane, for the development of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), Australian companies like M/s Carbon Energy Limited was asked to look forward for the opportunities coming up in India in view of the recent UCG policy of Government of India. A meeting via Conferencing (Video/Tele) was organized by Austrade / Delhi on 31st May 2016 where M/s Carbon Energy Ltd shared their outcome of Key Seam UCG Technology developed at the Bloodwood Creek UCG Trial Project at QLD in Australia.

It was agreed that in view of constitution of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the development of UCG blocks, the proponent may approach to the developer to extend technology to them after the awarding of blocks.

b) CBM/CMM Development in CIL Command Area: In the India – Australia Energy Security Dialogues held during 8th – 11th February 2016 at Brisbane the Australian technology providers and experts from the Australian Universities came forward for participation in developing CBM/CMM areas under the leasehold of CIL in view of new policy of Government of India permitting CIL to explore and exploit CBM/CMM on commercial lines. University of New South Wales (UNSW) has been requested to provide list of experts and technology providers.

c) Review Mining Simulation technologies from Immersive Technologies, Australia: This is technology based software for simulation based training of HEMM. The Immersive Technologies Pty Limited, Australia presented the same at the IMME 2016 in Kolkata.

India-Australia Round table Meeting at CIL(HQ), Kolkata

On the request of Australian High Commission, a round table meeting was jointly organized by IIT-ISM and CIL at CIL (HQ), Kolkata on

19.11.2016 to enhance Indo-Australian collaboration opportunities on coal mining technology, safety, clean-coal technology etc. with the help of Australian Universities and Institutions. The meeting was attended by a number of Australian firms to showcase their technologies and services for possible future collaboration.

Indo-Poland Collaboration New Areas of Collaboration

Secretary (Coal), Govt. of India led a delegation comprising of Chairman, CIL, Joint Secretary (JS), MoC, and Adviser, MoC to Poland during 6th to 9th June, 2016 to understand the energy policy of Republic of Poland with particular reference to development of coal, coal mining technologies, reclamation of mined-out areas, capture and uses of Coal Mine Methane (CMM) and technologies for development of underground (UG) mines etc.

A 5-membered team of Polish Experts (3 from AGH University, Krakow, Poland & 2 from GIG, Katowice, Poland) visited MoC, CIL (HQ), ECL, BCCL and CMPDI (HQ) along with a team of 4 members from manufacturers of Poland. This visit (4th-7th July 2016) was made by Polish Expert as a sequel to the visit made by an Indian delegation led by the Secretary (Coal) to Poland in the month of June, 2016. In view of the above, a Poland Technology Group (PTG) has been constituted and some of the areas was identified such as Slope stability of overburden dump (using advanced modelling technique), Dry Coal beneficiation, Extraction of remnant coal pillars with surface protection, Pre-drainage of coal mine methane (CMM) and commercial recovery of coal bed methane (CBM) and Control measures for mine fires of Jharia for obtaining the solutions from Polish side. A detailed discussion was held on the identified areas at CMPDI (HQ), Ranchi between Polish Experts and Officials of PTG & other officials of MoC, Coal India Limited/CMPDI, wherein technical co-operation was sought on the identified areas from Polish Experts. A data dossier on the above identified areas has been prepared by CMPDI with necessary technical help from different subsidiaries of CIL and the matter is being taken up at CIL level.

In continuation of the collaborative studies, a team of 4 officers (2 from CMPDI and 1 each from CCL & BCCL) visited Poland from 13th -17th February, 2017 to enhance skill in the field of methane extraction and dry coal beneficiation.

Indo-Japan Collaboration New Areas of Collaboration

a) Dry Coal Beneficiation: M/s Nagata Engg. Co. Ltd. has been requested to provide the detail technology including specification and performance data, commercial availability of the separator and cost thereof with other supports (if any). The response is awaited.

b) Slope Stability Monitoring: Dr. Hideki Shimanda of Kyushu University, Japan has been requested to share their technical expertise and valued opinion for Indian geo-mining conditions. Reply is awaited.

c) Subsidence Measurement & monitoring using DINSAR Technology: J-Coal delegation led by Mr. Masafumi Uehara visited CMPDI in August 2016 and presented the possible use of DINSAR technology for subsidence monitoring in Jharia Coalfield. The delegation also visited the subsidence sites at BCCL. On query whether a real time monitoring and subsidence prediction was possible through this technology, Mr. Uehara informed that real time monitoring, at present, was not possible through this study as the minimum interval for this study can be one and half months, which is the re-visit time of the satellite to acquire the data and they do not have expertise in subsidence prediction presently. Under such circumstances, the project is kept in abeyance.

Indo-Russian Collaboration

The 21st Meeting of India–Russia Joint Working Group on Energy and Energy Efficiency was held on 7th September 2016 at Delhi. Indian side expressed its interest in technical cooperation with Russian companies in the field of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) and resource assessment of Coalbed Methane (CBM) in distressed conditions. Russian side agreed to pass on the information to concerned Russian companies.

Indo-Belarus Collaboration

Two proposals regarding trial run of 350 Tonne dump trucks of Belaz make and technology for North Eastern Coalfields by M/s NIVA of Belarus were received from Ministry of Coal through CIL on 14.03.2017. Necessary comments of CMPDI on the above proposals have been sent to CIL on 20.03.2017 for onward communication.

13. COAL VIDESH DIVISION

I. INITIATIVES FOR ACQUISITION OF COAL ASSETS ABROAD

(A) Activities of Coal India Africana Limitada (CIAL), Mozambique

Coal India Africana Limitada (CIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of CIL was granted prospecting licenses for two leaseholds, covering a total area of 224 sq. km. by the Ministry of Mineral resources, Government of Mozambique. Based on exploration activities carried out in the license areas from 2012 to 2014, 170 sq.km area having no occurrence of coaly horizons till a depth of 500m, was surrendered to the Government of Mozambique. The remaining 54 sq.km. area was retained for which new licenses were issued. Based on Geological Report of the license areas, Mineability Study to assess the techno-economic viability of mining of the remaining 54 sq. km. was conducted in 2015-16. The Mineability Study revealed that the leasehold areas are not techno-economically viable for commercial mining. Based on this outcome of the study, CIL Board approved complete surrendering of the prospecting licenses. Pursuant to these directives of the Board, applications for surrendering the remaining 54 sq.km. of the leasehold area for prospecting was submitted to the National Institute of Mines (INAMI), Government of Mozambique. The Government of Mozambique vide their letter dated 16th August 2016 accepted the application for relinquishment of the said licenses.

(B) Acquisition of coking coal assets abroad

Pursuant to the directives of the CIL Board, initiatives for acquisition of coking coal assets, with particular focus on Australia being the prime destination for sourcing coking coal to India, are in process. As part of the preparedness towards acquisition initiatives, empanelment of Merchant Banker (MB)/ Investment Banker (IB) has been done to render assistance in acquisition process.

II. REVIVAL OF FERTILIZER PROJECT(S)

(A) Setting up of natural gas based ammonia-urea complex at Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni

In line with the decision in a meeting at PMO on 07.04.2016, a Joint Venture Agreement was signed on 16th May 2016 between CIL and NTPC (shareholding 50:50), to set up new natural gas based ammonia-urea complexes at the premises of closed fertilizer units at Gorakhpur & Sindri of FCIL and HFCL at Barauni. Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL) was registered on 15th June 2016 as a Joint Venture Company of NTPC and CIL, with IOCL to join subsequently. The Supplementary Agreement to the JVA was signed amongst CIL, IOCL, NTPC, FCIL and HFCL on 31st Oct, 2016 with shareholding of CIL – 29.67%,NTPC – 29.67%,IOCL – 29.67% and FCIL/HFCL(combined) – 10.99%.The Pre-Feasibility Report for Gorakhpur and Sindri was prepared by Engineers India Limited(EIL) and that for Barauni was prepared by Projects Development India Ltd(PDIL). The Board of Directors of HURL decided to set up ammonia-urea complexes at aforementioned sites through Lump-Sum Turnkey (LSTK) mode and PDIL was appointed as consultant for rendering assistance in the entire process. The pre-qualification process for LSTK contractors has been completed through a global EOI process. Thereafter, NIT for selection of LSTK Contractors for setting up of the ammonia-urea plant at each site was prepared and issued after due approval of the HURL Board to the pre-qualified LSTK contractors for each site. Concurrently, pre-project activities are in progress in all the three sites. Geotechnical investigation, topographic survey, water availability studies and EIA/EMP preparation have been carried out. The Hon'ble Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone at Gorakhpur plant site on 22nd July, 2016.

(B) Setting up of coal based ammonia-urea complex at Talcher

In line with the CCEA decision of August 2011, a Joint Venture company of RCF, GAIL, CIL and FCIL, named Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL),has been formed to set up an Ammonia-Urea plant at the site of the defunct fertilizer plant of FCIL at Talcher through Surface Coal Gasification technology. The shareholding of the Promoter companies is RCF – 29.67%, CIL – 29.67%, GAIL – 29.67% and FCIL – 10.99%.

After extensive deliberations for selection of coal gasification technology licensors at PMO, NITI Aayog, Dept. of Fertilizers, etc., it was decided in a meeting chaired by Hon'ble Minister (Chemicals and Fertilizers) on 31.08.2016 to float a fresh Expression of Interest (EOI) for pre-qualification of technology licensors for coal gasification technology. The consultant, PDIL, floated EOI on behalf of TFL on 14th September, 2016 and responses received were evaluated and recommendations placed for approval of TFL Board. As on date, the TFL Board has accorded ‘in principle' approval to the Techno-Economic Feasibility Report (TEFR) with the stipulation that investment decision would be taken after establishment of financial viability through a Detailed Feasibility Report (DFR) after due approval of promoting companies.

14. MASTER PLAN FOR DEALING WITH FIRE, SUBSIDENCE AND REHABILITATION

The Master Plan for dealing with fire, subsidence and rehabilitation in the lease hold of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) was approved on 12th August 2009 by Govt. of India with an estimated investment of Rs 7,112.11 crores for Jharia Coalfields and Rs 2661.73 crore for Raniganj Coalfields. Implementation period has been delineated as 10+2 years.

High Powered Central Committee meetings were conducted under the chairmanship of Secretary (Coal), MoC to review the activities of implementation of Master Plan. Fourteen meetings were conducted so far; last meeting was held on 13/02/2017.

Jharia Rehabilitation and Development Authority (JRDA) is the implementing agency for rehabilitation of non-BCCL people under Master Plan whereas Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) a state Govt. organization has been identified as implementing agency for Rehabilitation of Non-ECL houses.

A. Summarized Status of Implementations of Master Plan in the lease hold of Eastern Coalfields Ltd.

Seven Surface Fires were identified in the approved Master Plan have been doused by blanketing with thick layers of earth to save the life and properties of the inhabitants.

Demographic Survey work has been completed for all 126 locations out of 141 identified locations as 10 locations having no habitation and 3 locations have only ECL population. In 2 locations survey work could not be completed due to public agitation. The final list has already been published which contains 44598 households. Photo Identity Card (PIC) has been distributed to 43087 persons out of total 44598 persons. Most of the ECL employees residing in 3 endangered locations have been shifted and remaining persons were allotted quarters and are in the process of shifting. Chief Secretary, Govt. of W.B. in a meeting with Secretary, MOC on 24.03.2017 advised ADDA to take necessary action to finalize the Demographic Survey and valuation latest by 23/05/2017.According to the approved Master plan, about 896.29 ha. (2214 Acres) land would be required for resettlement of non-ECL families.

In the meeting held on 24.03.2017 at Nabanna under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Govt. of WB where in it was decided that ADDA, ECL & CMPDIL will jointly find out the possibilities of large chunk of land to be used for rehabilitation purpose within a month time. It was also discussed that 15% of population under rehabilitation scheme are to be accommodated in Durgapur for which Bengal Aerotropolis Limited (BAPL) land would be made available. For rest 85% who are to be rehabilitated in Jamuria, Ranigunj, Asansol and Baraboni blocks land in big chunks has to be identified.

W.B. Housing Board (State Government of West Bengal has now approached to the MOC to accord permission to change the responsibility to Housing Dept, Govt. of W.B. in place of ADDA) issued work order for construction of 160 flats on 27/02/2017 for an amount of Rs 8,83,49,173.00 ( Eight Crores Eighty-Three Lakh Forty-Nine Thousand One Hundred Seventy-Three only) at Bijoynagar Mouza of Jamuria Block. Construction of houses has already been started from 10.03.2017.

DPR for construction of 2144 flats (which includes earlier floated tenders for construction of 160 houses) on a land of 26.08 Acres at Bijoynagar Mouza, comprising 16 flats in each block having built up area of 39.13 Sq m per flat has been prepared by Housing Board on 08/03/2017 with an estimated cost of Rs 164.47 Crores. Housing Board has also planned to construct 7000, 10000, 13000 and 16000 houses in the years 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 respectively for implementation of the Rehabilitation Project for shifting of people residing in the unstable locations, within the prescribed time schedule.

i). Diversion of National Highway(NH-2):

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) suggested for stability test to be carried out for the unstable part of NH-2 by other agency. Work for Geotechnical investigation for stability analysis has been awarded to CIMFR, Dhanbad in March 2016.

In the 14th HPCC meeting ECL informed that about 300m Stretch of NH-2 is under unstable area and therefore, unsafe. Further a study was carried out by CIMFR in which voids were found at a low depth that may cause occurrence of potholes. The report has been sent to NHAI on 07.02.2017 as well as forwarded to DY. DG(EZ), Sitarampur on 23.02.2017 for information.

In the 14 th HPCC meeting it was decided to constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of DGMS with representatives from NHAI, CIMFR, ECL and ADDA to examine and recommend action to be taken by NHAI.

Accordingly, on 20.03.2017 a meeting was held at DGMS, Office Sitarampur under the Chairmanship of Dy. DG(EZ) where representatives of ECL, CMPDIL, NHAI and ADDA were present. It was further suggested that NHAI should approach CIMFR to get idea of blind backfilling and certification of action required for proper stability from CIMFR.

(ii). Diversion of District Board (DB) Roads.

The diversion of DB Road at Mohanpur Colliery of Salanpur area is not required, as the proposed route is coming under mining operations. The existing road between Amdiha and Samdih via Lalgunj will serve the purpose of connection.

In the proposed diversion route of Gorangdih Begunia colliery 3.512 acres of land is required out of which 3.040 acres is Raiyati land and 0.472 acres being WB Govt. vested land. For diversion of this DB road at Jamgram mouza under Barabani PS, public notice has been issued. The District Level Purchase Committee has taken up the issue regarding purchasing of Raiyati land.

For diversion of DB road at Ratibati colliery 4.847 acres land is required (1.207 acres of ECL land+ 0.370 acres of Raiyati + 3.270 acres of DGCA land). NOC for ECL land was placed in the 295th meeting of Board of Directors held on 01.02.17 for according approval. Board directed to obtain NOC from MOC. Proposal to obtain clearance from MOC has been sent on 22.02.2017. iii) Diversion of Railway line:

Andal-Sitarampur Railway line:

RITES has submitted the ‘Revised FSR' to Eastern Railway authority for in- principle approval of the same.

In 14th HPCC meeting representatives of Railways were asked to direct concerned officers of Eastern Railways to examine the revised FSR submitted by RITES on 10.01.2017 for taking further necessary action.

Sr. Divn. Operation Manager, Asansol has informed that the revised FSR has been examined and found the same would be acceptable subject to compliance of certain conditions.

ECL has suggested some amendments in the Revised FSR. The suggested amendments of ECL was submitted separately by M/s RITES to Eastern Railway authority on 01.03.2017 for consideration.

iv). Diversion of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) pipeline:

IOCL informed that second tier survey report has been submitted by National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), Bangalore which is under examination. IOCL informed that regular monitoring is being done by them to detect any deflection of pipe line due to subsidence.

B. Summarized Status of Implementations of Master Plan in the lease hold of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd.

Reduction in Fire area: The coal mine fire survey/ study was instituted by BCCL through National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Department of Space, Hyderabad for delineation of surface coal fires in Jharia Coalfield. NRSC has submitted their report in which they have concluded that the present fire area in the coalfield is only 2.18 sq.km. which includes both over burden dump fire and active fire. In Master Plan total surface area affected by fire described as 8.9 sq.km. NRSC has deduced these findings from the State of Art, Satellite based technology. Action is being taken by BCCL for dealing with fire as stipulated in the Approved Master Plan.

NRSC has been requested to repeat the satellite TIR survey. NRSC has confirmed for the survey in 2017. The finding of NRSC will be submitted after the survey is completed. BCCL would improvise the fire action plan for speedier liquidation of fire area. BCCL has signed the MOU and sent to NRSC.Work order has been given to NRSC by BCCL.

As per Master Plan total 54159 families' in 595 nos. sites to be surveyed. CIMFR, ISM, whiz Mantra and JRDA has completed survey of 595 sites for 91879 families of encroachers, survey of private houses to be started.

3360 houses have been constructed in Belgoria Rehabilitation Township "Jharia Vihar" in which 1923 non –families(encroachers) are shifted from affected areas. Construction of 6992 units are in progress out of which 992 units are in completion stage.

In order to shift BCCL employees residing in fire affected areas 6668 houses have been built by BCCL in non-coal bearing zone and 2852 families from fire & subsidence places have been shifted to these houses. Further construction of 9184 units by BCCL is under progress and in different stages of completion.

As per Master Plan 2730 Acres of land would be required for resettlement of non-BCCL families for which JRDA is pursuing for acquisition of land and proposals are now at different stages. NOC of 86.44 acres of vacant land in Bhuli Township and 849.68 acres of non-coal bearing land in and around Belgoria Township belonging to BCCL has been given by MoC which has been communicated to JRDA along with all the required mouza plans for developing new Townships by JRDA.

Coal India Ltd has infused Rs 161.62 crores to ECL and Rs 1089 crs to BCCL till March 2017 for implementation of Master Plan.

15. ENVIR ONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

15.1Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

EIA/EMPs for all the new and expansion projects as per EIA Notification SO 1533 dated 14th September, 2006 of MoEF are prepared for peak and normative capacities and environmental clearance is obtained. During the year 2016-17, CMPDI has prepared a total of 15 Form-I and formulated 22 Draft EIA/ EMPs. 17environmental clearances were also obtained from MoEF for different Projects/Group of Mines, Washeries and Sand mining projects of CIL during the year 2016-17.

15.2Pollution Control Measures and Their Efficacy

Coal India has been keeping utmost importance in protecting environment by practicing and following sustainable mining so as to ensure that the mining operations has least impact on environment. The various Pollution control measures and initiatives are taken up concurrently with mining operations for maintaining acceptable/permissible limits of major physical and chemical attributes of environment namely air, water, hydrogeology, ground vibrations, noise, land & nearby population.

(A) Air Pollution Control Measures:

To control and reduce dust generation during drilling, blasting, loading and Coal transportation, Coal India Ltd. has taken up various initiatives based on the Environmental Management Plans (EMP) which were already prepared before commencement /enhancement of production of coal mines. This EMP is prepared keeping in mind the impact on existing environment and forest due to coal mining projects through Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) study of each project.

Suitable water spraying systems for arresting fugitive dust in roads, washeries, CHPs, Feeder Breakers, Crushers, coal transfer points and coal stock areas are being installed. Mist spray systems have been introduced along conveyor routes, transfer points and on bunkers. Mobile water sprinkling has been provided in all the haul roads of OC mines. In addition to these, the projects are enhancing the water sprinkling through engagement of contractual water tankers. Automatic sprinklers have also been installed in CHPs. Some of the important initiatives are also mentioned below:

a) Mobile sprinklers have been installed along haul roads to control dust generated by truck and dumpers movements.

b) Optimum level of loading of coal in trucks and railway wagons to avoid spillage on roads and rail.

c) Covering of coal trucks by tarpaulin is being followed to avoid spillage of coal particles during transport.

d) Blacktopping, repairing and strengthening of haul roads are regularly and scientifically carried out.

e) Plantation in surroundings of active mining areas and along the hauls roads are carried out to create green buffers/ green belts in and around the mines.

f) In order to reduce the dust pollution due to road transportation eco-friendly mode of transport are being introduced. Transportation to thermal power stations, who consume more than 80% of thermal coal are carried out by rail / series of belt conveyors. Rail heads are constructed and made available nearer to mine so as to reduce road transportation. CIL have constructed / are constructing integrated CHP for rapid loading of wagons and trucks.

g) Tube conveyors mode of transportation is also being introduced in some mines for transportation of coal to thermal power plants. The wall/sides of CHPs are also covered by side cladding with GI Sheet to control pollution at source.

h) To contain dust emission at source itself, dust extractors / wet drilling systems are being undertaken.

i) Controlled blasting and habitation away from the mines have been introduced as far as possible.

j) Modern technologies like Surface Miners and Continuous Miner at different subsidiaries of CIL which generates lesser air borne pollution as compared to conventional mining have been introduced to the system. During the year 2016-17, CIL has produced about 48.89% (i.e. 255.027 MT) of its production from open cast mines through Surface miners. Continuous miners contributed about 4.689 MT in the production from underground mines.

k) The quality of Ambient air in and around the mine site is being monitored fortnightly. The required and stipulated numbers of ambient air quality monitoring stations are maintained, as per environmental rules and regulations of Environment (Protection) Act, 2006, and its reports are regularly submitted to SPCBs and MoEF&CC.

l) The concept of ‘Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations' (CAAQMS) are being introduced and are installed / being installed in large mines of CIL. Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations have been installed at 4 locations in SECL and 01 location of WCL.

(B) Mine Water Management:

Water which pumped out from the underground and open cast mines are being contaminated with suspended particles. Some small quantity of water being contaminated during washing and cleaning of HEMM. CIL also takes initiative by treating this water. The treated water is being supplied to the local villages after mine consumption. Quality of the final effluent is monitored in terms of the relevant Indian standards.

? Domestic Effluent Treatment Plant (DETP): The domestic effluent from major residential colonies is treated in DETP either by activated sludge method or by extended aerated lagoons.

? Mine Discharge Treatment Plants (MDTP) are installed in mines for treatment of mine water. Strata seepage water in mines first gets accumulated in the mine sump which provides for initial settlement of suspended particles. The supernatant water from the sump is then pumped out on surface and treated in surface sedimentation tank, which provides for second stage settlement. The treated mine water is then used partly within the mine premises for dust suppression, fire fighting, plantation, washing and further treated as per drinking water standard for supply to company township and nearby villages through pressure filter / RO, etc. After ensuring maximum re-use within and around mine premises the excess treated mine pumped out water is released onto local nalla / streams which is used by the surrounding local population specially for agricultural use.

? In order to assess the impact of mining activities on water, quarterly monitoring of ground water levels is being carried out in and around the coal mines covering the buffer zone (i.e.10 Kms radius). Further, recharging of ground water is also taken up within mine premises as well as in nearby villages through rainwater harvesting, digging of ponds/development of lagoons, de-silting of existing ponds/tanks etc.

? Regular monitoring of mine effluent, workshop effluent, and domestic effluent is carried out every fortnight as per Environment (Protection) Rule – 2006. Reports of the same are regularly submitted to SPCBs and MOEF.

(C) Noise Pollution Control Measure:

For control of noise pollution, following measures are adopted:

i) Proper maintenance of equipment to minimize vibration

ii) Green belt provided around the mine as well as residential area.

iii) Controlled Blasting & blasting in only day time.

iv) Use of Surface Miner, Continuous Miner & High Wall mining which extract coal without blasting.

v) Ear Muff or Ear Plugs provided to Workers at highly noisy areas

(D) Land Reclamation:

Reclamation of the mined out areas and the external OB dumps is a major environmental mitigatory activity taken up by Coal India. In all new mines reclamation of mined out areas are being done as per the Environmental Management Plan and Mine closer plan which are approved by MoEF&CC. Back filling of the OB material in the mine voids is part of the mining operation cycle. Topsoil preservation, storing and use in the plantation areas of the reclaimed areas are being done in the opencast mines wherever necessary. Concurrent reclamation and rehabilitation of mined out areas (subject to technical feasibility as per geo-mining conditions) are taken for gainful land use. Opencast mines are filled up with overburden extracted during the process of extraction of coal and after technical reclamation is completed plantation is carried out which is termed as biological reclamation.

? Eco-restoration: For effective Bio- reclamation of disturbed land, scientific studies are carried out to select suitable species of plants for each coalfield and sustainable sequence of reclamation from grass to shrubs, to trees. Forest Research Institute (FRI) have been engaged by CIL for sharing their expertise in the field of eco-restoration in the reclaimed areas. ECO restoration sites are developed in Damoda, Tetulmari of BCCL, with technical guidance of FRI.

? Eco-park in Reclaimed land: Eco Parks have been developed in many of the mined out areas of CIL like Gunjan Park of ECL, Ananya Vatika of SECL, Nigahi of NCL, Saoner of WCL, Kayakalp Vatika, Rajarappa Eco Park in CCL etc.

? T ree plantation: Green belt is developed through extensive tree plantation programme every year by the subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. Avenue plantation, plantation on the OB dumps, plantation around mines, residential colonies, and available land is undertaken in existing as well as new projects. The subsidiaries of CIL have planted around 94.015 million of trees covering an area over 37557.458 Ha. till March 2017.

? Monitoring of Reclamation: CIL introduced state-of-the-art Satellite Surveillance to monitor land reclamation and restoration for all opencast projects. The land reclamation and rehabilitation operations are being monitored by Satellite Surveillance. 50 major OCPs excavating more than 5 Mm (Coal+OB) per annum are being monitored every year while remaining OCPs excavating less than

5 Mm (Coal+OB) per annum are being monitored every 3rd year. This gives a clear picture of reclamation, which otherwise is difficult to accurately estimate. The study during 2016-17 shows that all the major OCPs (excavating > 5 Mm (Coal+OB) per annum) have reclaimed area of 77.59% and active mining area is only 22.41% of the total excavated area. In addition, CIL is conducting vegetation cover mapping through satellite surveillance in every 3 years.

? Mine Closer Plan (MCP): Mine closure plan is an integral part of the project report prepared by CMPDIL for coalmines. This progressive mine closure plan also forms a part of the EIA/EMP prepared and submitted to MOEF for Environmental Clearance. The progressive reclamation of mined out areas inbuilt in the project cost is implemented accordingly. After exhaustion of reserves, statutory obligations in respect of closure are also followed. CIL is practicing mine closure very effectively. CIL is committed for restoration of abandoned / mined out areas in a socially acceptable & environment friendly manner. As on March 2017, out of 454 identified mines for 453 mines were prepared, 445 MCP were approved by concerned Subsidiary board, 422 numbers of Escrow account were opened and an amount of Rs 5487.13 Cr deposited in this account.

? Strive f or continual improvement in performance by setting targets, measuring progress and taking corrective action.

CIL has engaged Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun for Environmental Audit of 20 no. OC Mines of CIL which is intended for third party inspection, verification of the existing levels of pollution vis-a-vis the laid down standards and to delineate the compliance status of major projects in addition to the inspection carried out by the statutory authorities like CPCB/SPCB etc. ICFRE has submitted final report for 3 mines of MCL and 01 mine of BCCL. ICFRE is conducting study for the remaining mines.

CIL has also engaged Rain Forest Research Institute for preparation of Bio –diversity Management Plan, Regional Wild life plan and carrying capacity study for Makum coalfields of Assam.

CIL has signed MoU with National Environmental Research Institute(NEERI), Nagpur to carry out studies, monitoring and collaborative research work for "Sustainable Coal Mining in CIL". NEERI is also studying on the effectiveness of supplying de-shaled/dry-beneficiated / washed coal (reduction in ash content by 5-6%) to power plants following all pollution control measures. NEERI will submit environment management plan for mitigation of impact on regional environmental quality due to supply of deshaled / dry –beneficiated coal to power plants in context of prevailing pollution control practices.

(F) Solar Energy/ Energy efficient Initiative by Coal India Ltd:

CIL has signed MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to promote energy efficiency provisions in CIL and its subsidiary companies. CIL has taken steps for using LED lights substituting CFL lights

To promote, Green Initiatives taken by GoI, CIL has submitted Green Energy Commitment letter to MNRE for developing 1000 MW Solar Power Projects. For implementation of these projects, CIL has signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

In the 1st phase, tender was floated for setting up of 2x100 MW Solar PV Project in the state of Madhya Pradesh. But, due to current downward trend in prices of solar projects and availability of land in Madhya Pradesh for Solar park the tenders were cancelled and SECI was advised to go for retendering of above projects.

CIL's initiatives has resulted in installation of 3 MW(Approx) capacity in CIL HQ and its Subsidiary Companies.

15.3 Management System Standards

CIL HQ has got certification against ISO 9001 and ISO 50001 (Quality Management System and Energy Management System) from Bureau of Indian Standards and implementation / integration of Environment Management System (ISO 14001) is under progress. As on 31st March'2017 two of our subsidiaries, NCL and MCL are certified for their companywide Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001) and ECL is likely to be certified shortly. CCL, BCCL and WCL are in the process for implementation of company wide Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001). CMPDIL HQ and its seven RIs are certified for ISO 9001:2015.

15.4 Assessment of Impact of Coal Mining in different coalfields

Vegetation cover mapping of 6 coalfields viz. Jharia, Talcher, Bishrampur, Wardha, Kamptee and Makum have been completed during the year 2016-17 for assessing the regional impact of coal mining on land/vegetation cover in the span of 3 years to take remedial measures required, if any.

15.5 R&R P olicy of CIL, 2012.

With changing aspirations of Project Affected Persons (PAPs) and for faster acquisition of land, Resettlement & Rehabilitation Policy of CIL was revised in 2012 making it liberal and PAP friendly with more flexibility to the Board of Subsidiary Companies.

The Policy provides for conducting baseline socio- economic survey to identify PAPs enlisted to receive R&R benefits as well as to formulate Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP) in consultation with PAPs and State Govt.

The R&R Policy of Coal India Ltd., provides for payment of land compensation and solatium, employment or lump sum monetary compensation and annuity, compensation for homestead, lump sum payment in lieu of alternate house site, subsistence allowance to each affected displaced family etc.

R&R Policy of CIL is being revised specifically in background of the RFCTLARR Act of 2013.

16. COAL BED METHANE (CBM) / COAL MINE METHANE (CMM) 16.1 Collaborative commercial development of CBM in Jharia&Raniganj coalfields by the consortium of CIL & ONGC.

The Govt. has allotted two CBM blocks in 2002 namely Raniganj North CBM Block in Raniganj Coalfield and Jharia CBM Block in Jharia Coalfield to the consortium of ONGC–CIL on nomination basis for commercial development of CBM. CMPDI is implementing the projects on behalf of CIL. ONGC is the Operator for both CBM blocks and carrying out the jobs as per contractual agreement with the Govt. of India. On completion of CIL part of work programme by CMPDI and supplemented by appraisal activity by ONGC has resulted in formulation of Field Development Plan (FDP) by the Operator i.e. ONGC.

The FDPs for both the CBM blocks were approved by the Government of India in July, 2013. Petroleum Mining Lease (PML) for Jharia CBM block has been granted by Govt. of Jharkhand in July' 2015, and environment clearance for Jharia Block is likely to be granted soon.

Model Co-development Agreement for Simultaneous Coal Mining and Coalbed Methane (CBM) Operations in the Overlapping Areas has been issued by MoP&NG in February, 2017. Matter of Co-development agreement in regard to Jharia CBM Block in Parbatpur Central Coal Block overlapping for optimum exploitation of coal by SAIL and CBM by ONGC (operator of the CBM block) is under deliberation between SAIL and ONGC. In the Steering Committee meeting held on 30th March, 2017 at DGH it has been agreed that ONGC will submit revised FDP and cost estimate taking in account all constraints and accordingly in the Operating committee, it will be deliberated for consideration and further perusal for competent approval.

16.2 CBM related studies:

CMPDI and GSI are carrying out studies related to "Assessment of Coalbed Methane Gas-in-Place Resource of Indian Coalfields/Lignite fields" in selected boreholes being drilled under Promotional Regional exploration since X Plan period and XI Plan period respectively under Promotional Regional Exploration (PRE) funding. A total of 60 boreholes (40 by CMPDI and 20 by GSI) have been taken up for CBM specific data generation during the XII Plan. Studies have been completed in forty (40) boreholes by CMPDI and in Nineteen (19) boreholes by GSI. During the year 2016-17, studies has been done in eight (8) boreholes by CMPDI. CMPDI & GSI have completed CBM specific studies in 130 boreholes (92 by CMPDI & 38 by GSI) since commencement of the work.

During the year, one report based on CBM related studies has been submitted by CMPDI for Gondbahera Ujheni block, Singrauli Coalfield.

16.2.1S&T Project on "CBM Reserve Estimation for Indian coalfields"

S&T project on "CBM Reserve Estimation for Indian Coalfields" has been approved under EoI of Coal S&T project in Feb.'14. The project is of 3 years duration with completion schedule of March, 2017 for which time extension has been considered in SSRC meeting held on 23rd Mar.'17. IIEST (BESU), Shibpur is the main implementing agency and NGRI, Hyderabad; TCE, Kolkata and CMPDI are co-implementing agencies. An area in South Karanpura Coalfield has been taken-up for 2D/3D Seismic survey by NGRI. 75% of study area has been covered by 2D Seismic survey in South Karanpura Coalfield and balance work was taken up by NGRI in January, 2017. 3D Seismic survey is likely to be undertaken in May, 2017.

16.3 Shale gas related studies:

CMPDI is carrying out studies related to "Assessment of Shale Gas-in-Place Resource of Indian Coalfields/ Lignite fields" through boreholes being drilled under promotional exploration since XII Plan period under PRE funding of Ministry of Coal. This study create the database for assessment of shale gas potentiality and facilitate delineation of more blocks for Shale Gas development.

CMPDI was to carry out shale gas specific data generation in 25 boreholes during XII Plan period under PRE funding. For the plan period shale gas studies have been completed by CMPDI in twenty five (25) boreholes. During the year 2016-17, target has been achieved by completing the studies in five boreholes by CMPDI.

16.3.1S&T Project on "Shale gas potentiality of Damodar Valley basins of India"

S&T project on "Shale gas potentiality of Damodar basin of India" is under implementation by NGRI, Hyderabad as the principal implementing agency and CMPDI, Ranchi & CIMFR, Dhanbad as sub implementing agencies. The project completion schedule has been revised to May, 2017 with total project cost of Rs 20.38 crore. The project objective is to evaluate potentiality of Shale gas in Damodar basin through integrated geophysical, geological, geo-chemical and petro-physical investigations."Automatic Porosimeter cum Permeameter" instrument supplied by M/s Vincy Technologies Inc., France has been commissioned at CBM, Laboratory, CMPDI.

NGRI along with CMPDI & CIMFR selected Rangamati B block (Tumni & Kanchanpur Sector), Raniganj Coalfied and 3D seismic survey in 2.4 sq km out of total 3.2 sq km area has been completed. Interpretation of captured data is in progress. Balance 3D Seismic survey work is likely to be taken up by NGRI. On the findings from 3D seismic survey, CMPDI will take up its part of committed activities i.e. drilling of boreholes.

16.4 Commer cial development of Coal Mine Methane

Ministry of Coal vide Office Memorandum dated 29th July, 2015 has permitted CIL to explore and exploit CBM from its areas under coal mining lease allotted to Coal India Limited (CIL). Earlier, MoC has appointed CMPDI as Nodal Agency for development of CMM in India. Successful implementation of the Demonstration Project at Moonidih (Jharia Coalfield) of BCCL has already proved the efficacy of the process and to expand the scope of development of CBM in CIL areas. Further studies for "Assessment of CMM Potentiality in CIL Command Area" have been undertaken.

MoP&NG vide notification dated 3rd November, 2015 has issued guidelines for exploration and exploitation of CBM by CIL and its subsidiaries on nomination basis from coal bearing areas for which they possess mining lease. It is under modification by MoP&NG considering applicability of the ORD Act and PNG Rules within coal mining leasehold areas. Assessment exercise for ECL command area and BCCL has been undertaken. These prospective CMM blocks are:

1) Raniganj CMM Block (ECL Area): An area of about 57 Sq.Km. under mining leaseholds of Sripur, Satgram and Kunustoria Areas has been delineated for commercial development of CMM for which collateral activities have been initiated by CIL/CMPDI/ECL. A prognosticated resource of CMM around 1.17 BCM may be available for extraction. Techno-economic studies have been undertaken by International Expert. Based on this, detailed project report will be prepared.

2) Jharia CMM Block (BCCL Area): A block of about 25 Sq.Km. under mining leaseholds of Kapuria, Moonidih, Jarma, Singra blocks has been delineated for commercial development. A prognosticated resource of CMM resource of around 4 BCM may be available for extraction. Techno-economic studies have been undertaken by International Expert. Based on this, detailed project report will be prepared.

"Reservoir Modeling & Techno-Economic Feasibility Study for Commercial Development of Coal Mine Methane (CMM)/Coalbed Methane (CBM)" within mining leasehold areas for CMM blocks in (a) Raniganj Coalfield (ECL areas) and (b) Jharia Coalfield (BCCL areas) have been awarded to M/s Advance Resources International Inc., USA in January, 2017 and work is in progress.

It is proposed to consider available drilling technologies (vertical drilling, directional, horizontal & its combination on case to case basis) and completion methods in such a way that the CBM operation can also be simultaneously taken up with the coal mining operation within overlying seam.

3) Pre-drainage of methane at Moonidih mine (BCCL), Jharia Coalfield (CMM) Pre-drainage of methane at Moonidih mine (BCCL) in working Seam XVI has been proposed to recover methane to enhance production and safety. Recovered gas will also be gainfully utilized. Expression of Interest (EoI) has been invited to identify suitable technology provider consultancy organization having experience in development of CBM & CMM for successful implementation of gas drainage from gassy coal seams from concept to commissioning and its utilization on Turn Key Basis i.e. Built Own Operate model or other applicable model against which 15 EoIs were received which is under evaluation.

16.4.1S&T Project on "Capacity Building for Extraction of CMM Resource within CIL Command Areas"

S&T project on "Capacity Building for Extraction of CMM Resource within CIL Command Areas, being jointly implemented by CMPDI and CSIRO, has been approved under Coal S&T project of MoC. The project is of 3 years duration with effect from 23rdMarch, 2016.

The Collaborative Understanding for execution of the Project has been signed between CSIRO and CMPDI on 22nd December, 2016. CSIRO team visited CMPDI from 8th to 13th Feb.'17 and again on 15th to 17th Mar'17. They will be visiting again in Jul'17. Desk study is in progress.

16.5 Pr oject on VAM

A project proposal on mitigation/utilization of Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) to be taken up at Moonidih (Jharia coalfield) under CIL R&D and National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) of Government of India is under consideration with CSIRO, Australia and CMPDI as the implementing agencies and BCCL as sub implementing agency. The project has been approved in principle by CIL(R&D) Board and will be taken up upon competent approval of the Government.

16.6 CMM/CBM Clearing house in India

A CMM/CBM clearing house was established at CMPDI, Ranchi under the aegis of Ministry of Coal and USEPA on 17th November, 2008. The clearing house is functioning as the nodal agency for collection and sharing of information on CMM/CBM related data of the country and help in the commercial development of CMM Projects in India by public/private participation, technological collaboration and bringing financial investment opportunities.

The clearing house has been established with financial support from Coal India Ltd. on behalf of Ministry of Coal and US EPA. The website of India Clearinghouse, http:// www.cmmclearinghouse.cmpdi.co.in, encompasses all the important information viz. EoI notifications, newsletters in addition to information regarding opportunities existing for development of CMM, VAM, etc. After completion of initial three years term it was extended for another three years. USEPA has further granted extension of additional term i.e. three years till 2018.

An International Workshop on "Best Practices in Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines" was jointly organized by CIL-CMPDI, GMI-US EPA, UNECE under aegis of GoI-MoC from 9thto 10th March, 2017 at Ranchi. Presentations are available at http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=45172#/.

17 ACTIVITIES TAKEN UP BY CBM LABORATORY

CBM Laboratory established at CMPDI has enhanced its capacity and added additional facility of Automatic Porosimeter cum Permeameter (Make Vinci Technologies, France) to generate producibility data on CBM recovery.

CBM Lab has carried out CBM specific data generation in 8 boreholes & Shale gas specific data generation in 5 boreholes during 2016-17.

Relevant studies like Adsorption Isotherm (AI) studies for 51 numbers of coal samples, Total Organic Carbon (ToC) analysis for 66 number of Shale samples have been completed. Further, analysis of 1232 mine air samples received from different collieries of CCL and 39 mine survey sample analysis of SECL have been completed and results submitted.

18 COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION (UCG)

MoC has constituted Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) for identification of areas for UCG on the line broadly similar to the existing policy of CBM development. Potential blocks in coal and lignite were identified and considered in the IMC for the commercial development of UCG preferably by PSUs. Identified Coal blocks for UCG development are in Wardha Valley Coalfield (Jogapur–Sirsi), Sohagpur Coalfield (Maiki (North)–Maiki-Merkhi, Pathora, Chainpa), Tatapani-Ramkola Coalfield (Reonti-West), Yellendu Dip,SCCL and Bandha, Singrauli Main basin.

A consultant has been engaged for "Formulation of Bid Document & Model Contract Document for Development of UCG". Draft documents were submitted and discussed in 3rd and 4th IMC meetings. In the 4th IMC meeting held on 16th February, 2017 at MoC under Chairmanship of AS (Coal), the draft Bid Document and Model Contract Documents were further deliberated and further modification were suggested. It was further considered that in view of amendment in MMDR Act 1957, which was under process, several regulatory changes/ legal amendments are required in lights of approved UCG policy which has been taken up by Ministry of Coal. Also on receipt of comments from IMC members the modified draft document will be re-drafted for deliberation in the next IMC meeting.

A Workshop was organized on ‘Challenges and opportunities for Development of UCG (Deep Seated Coal) in India' at Delhi on 23rd March, 2017.

19 GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION & DRILLING

CMPDI has substantially improved the capacity of drilling during XI & XII plan periods. 39 new Mechanical drills & 12 Hi-Tech Hydrostatic drills have been procured since 2008-09, out of which 12 have been deployed as additional drills and 39 as replacement drills. In addition to this, 7 Hi-tech Hydrostatic drills have been received and deployed in 2016-17.

19.1 Drilling Performance in 2016-17

CMPDI deployed its departmental resources for detailed exploration of CIL/Non-CIL blocks whereas State Govts. of MP and Odisha carried out exploration in CIL blocks only. Besides, eight other contractual agencies have also been engaged for detailed drilling/exploration in CIL/Non-CIL blocks. A total of 140 to 160 drills were deployed in 2016-17, out of which, 64 were departmental drills.

As against the achievement of 2.09 lakh metre in 2007-08, CMPDI has achieved 9.94 lakh meter in 2015-16 and11.26 lakh metre in 2016-17 through departmental resources and outsourcing, registering a Growth of 13% over previous year.

Apart from it, CMPDI continued the technical supervision of Promotional Exploration work undertaken by MECL in coal sector on behalf of MoC. A total of 1.045 lakh metre of promotional drilling has been carried out in Coal (0.490 lakh metre) & Lignite (0.555 lakh metre) during 2016-17.

In 2016-17, CMPDI and its contractual agencies took up exploratory drilling in 122 blocks/mines of 22 coalfields situated in 6 States. Out of 122 blocks/mines, 35 were Non-CIL/Captive blocks and 87 CIL blocks/mines. Departmental drills of CMPDI took up exploratory drilling in 56 blocks/mines whereas contractual agencies drilled in 66 blocks/mines.

Due to non-availability of forest clearance, work was stopped in 29 blocks. Due to lack of forest clearance and adverse law & order problem, about 2.91 lakh metre of drilling could not be carried out in departmental and outsourced blocks in 2016-17.

19.2 Geological Reports:

In 2016-17, 16 Geological Reports were prepared on the basis of detailed exploration conducted in previous years. In addition, 2 IGRs/Geological Notes were also prepared. The prepared Geological Reports have brought about 4.6 billion tonnes of additional coal resources under ‘Measured(Proved) category".

Under Promotional Exploration Programme, GSI and MECL have submitted 9 Geological Reports on coal blocks estimating about 1.04 billion tonnes of coal resources, in ‘Indicated' &‘Inferred categories', above the specified thickness.

19.3 Hydrogeology

Hydro-geological studies of a number of mining projects/ mines were taken up for preparation of ‘Groundwater Clearance Application' for CGWA approval and EMP clearance. Hydro geological studies for 17 mining projects of BCCL, CCL, WCL, SECL, NCL, ECL and MCL were completed during 2016-17.

Total 53 nos. of Hydrogeological studies on GR/PR and others have been completed during this period for WCL, SECL, MCL, ECL, BCCL, NCL and1 outside consultancy job for DVC.

Total 8 nos. of Hydrogeological reports on Location and Design of Piezometers have been prepared during this period for ECL, SECL and CCL.40 Piezometers (23 of Talcher Coalfields and 17 in IB Valley) have also been constructed under the technical supervision of Hydrogeologists of CMPDI. Long duration pumping test (1000 minutes cycle) and yield test were conducted by CMPDI during 2016-17.

Hydro-geological studies in 6 projects of WCL, SECL, NCL and MCL have been carried out for water supply arrangement to mines, colonies and villages. In total 45 nos. of Groundwater Applications have been prepared and submitted online for WCL.

CMPDI is also carrying out groundwater monitoring of MOEF cleared projects viz. 74 nos. of mines of WCL area and 15 nos. Cluster of mines in BCCL area. Water level monitoring in other areas of ECL, CCL, SECL, NCL and MCL were also carried out.

19.4 Geophysical survey

Geophysical Logging: Boreholes drilled for exploratory drilling were geophysically logged to get the in-situ information of different strata encountered in the boreholes. During the year 2016-17, a total of 2,01,628 depth metre of geophysical logging has been carried out in CIL and Non-CIL projects with multi-parametric geophysical logging equipment. Out of this, 1,02,703 depth metre of logging was done by 6 departmental geophysical logging units and 98,925 depth metre of logging was carried out by contractual agencies.

Surface Geophysical Surveys: CMPDI has also undertaken Electrical Resistivity & Magnetic Survey in CIL and Non-CIL blocks for delineation of in-crop of coal seams, delineation of dykes and ground water investigation. A total of 289.65 km of Resistivity profiling, 214 Vertical

Electrical Sounding (VES) and 108 km of Magnetic survey have been carried out in 2016-17. With 48-Channel signal enhancement Seismographs, a total of 105 km of High Resolution Shallow Seismic (HRSS) survey has been carried out in Makri Barka block of Singrauli Coalfield and Kewai & Beharab and blocks of Sohagpur Coalfield.

Reports: A total of 31 Geophysical reports have been submitted during the year 2016-17. It includes nine reports on geophysical logging, thirteen on resistivity survey, six on magnetic survey and three on HRSS survey.

20 OUTSIDE-CIL CONSULTANCY SERVICES

During the year 2016-17, 35 outside-CIL consultancy jobs were completed by CMPDI for 26 organisations outside CIL. Some of the major clients/organizations are NMDC, MOIL Ltd., MAHAGENCO, Tata Steel, DVC, SAIL, UCIL, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL), Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited (CSPGCL), etc.

Presently, 25 outside-CIL consultancy jobs are being executed by CMPDI for 19 organisations like OCPL, NMDC, NALCO, NTPC Ltd., MAHAGENCO, SAIL, Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL),etc.

During the year 2016-17, 43 outside-CIL consultancy jobs worth Rs 141.38 crores from 29 organizations were procured by CMPDI. This is the highest ever value of jobs obtained in a year by CMPDI.

One overseas assignment of "Preparation of Feasibility Study for Benga Coal Project of M/s ICVL in Tete Province of Mozambique" has also been obtained from NMDC.

21 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

21.1 R&D Projects under S&T Grant of Ministry of Coal

The Research & Development (R&D) activity in Coal Sector is administered through an Apex Body namely, Standing Scientific Research Committee (SSRC) with Secretary (Coal) as its Chairman. The other members of this Apex Body include Chairman CIL, CMDs of CMPDI, SCCL and NLCIL, Director General of DGMS, Directors of concerned CSIR Laboratories, representatives of Department of S&T, NITI Aayog and educational institutions, amongst others. The main functions of SSRC are to plan, program, and budget and oversee the implementations of research projects and seek application of the findings of the R&D work done.

The SSRC is assisted by a Technical sub-committee headed by CMD, CMPDI. The committee deals with research proposals related to production, productivity and safety in coal mines, coal beneficiation and utilization, clean coal technologies, protection of environment and ecology etc.

CMPDI acts as the Nodal Agency for co-ordination of research activities in the coal sector, which involves identification of Thrust Areas for research activities, identification of agencies which can take up the research work in the identified fields, scrutiny and processing the proposals for Government approval, preparation of budget estimates, disbursement of fund, monitoring the progress of implementation of the projects, etc.

Total no. of S&T projects taken up (till 31.3.2017) 390
Total no. of S&T projects completed (till 31.3.2017) 320

21.2 Ph ysical Performance

The status of Coal S&T projects during 2016-17 is as under:

i) Projects on-going as on 1.4.2016 18
ii) Projects approved/in-principle approved (sanction letter awaited) 03
iii) Projects completed during 2016-17 06
iv) Projects on-going as on 01.4.2017 12

Following S&T projects were approved (Sl.No.1) /in-principle approved (Sl.No. 2 & 3)in 52nd meeting of SSRC held on 15.3.2017. Sanction letter awaited:

1. "Indigenous development of early warning radar system for predicting failures/slope instabilities in open cast mines" - SAMEER, Mumbai; ARDE, Pune; CSRE; IIT, Mumbai; CMPDI, Ranchi and NCL, Singrauli.

2. "Design of water network to optimize water consumption in coal washeries for removal of impurities from coal" - IIT, Roorkee; CMPDI, Ranchi & CCL, Ranchi;

3. "Electronification of ground water control and conveyor systems in mines" - NLC India Ltd., Neyveli and NITT, Tamil Nadu.

Following Coal S&T projects were completed during 2016-17:

1. Development of tele robotics and remote operation technology for underground coal mines - CIMFR, Durgapur; CIMFR, Dhanbad and CMPDI, Ranchi.

2. Development of indigenous catalyst through pilot scale studies of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL), conversion technology - CIMFR, Dhanbad and CMPDI, Ranchi.

3. Enhancing life of de-watering pipes in coal/lignite mines by prevention of erosion-corrosion with nano-crystalline surface Engineering Treatments

4. Blast design and fragmentation control-key to productivity - CIMFR, Dhanbad

5. Design and development of truck mounted mobile coal sampler for instant coal ash & moisture analyser at site from railway Mechanics - CIMFR, Dhanbad; SCCL, Kothgudem and M/s Pranay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

6. Optimization of various parameters of lab scale Coal Winnowing System (Phase-II) - CIMFR, Unit-I, Nagpur and CMPDI, Ranchi

21.3 Financial Status

Budget provisions vis--vis actual fund disbursement during the period are given below:

(Rs in Crores)

2015 -16 2016 -17
RE Actual BE Actual
18.0 17.59 9.0 10.38

21.4 CIL R&D Projects

For in-house R&D work of CIL, R&D Board headed by Chairman, CIL is also functioning. CMPDI acts as the Nodal Agency for processing the proposals for CIL approval, preparation of budget estimates, disbursement of fund, monitoring the progress of implementation of the projects, etc.

So far, 79 projects have been taken up under the fund of CIL R&D Board, out of which 61 projects have been completed till March 2017.

The status of CIL R&D Board Projects during 2016-17 is as follows:

i) Projects on-going as on 1.4.2016 10
ii) Projects approved during 2016-17 06
iii) Projects completed during 2016-17 03
iv) Projects on-going as on 01.4.2017 13

Following new R&D projects were approved during 2016-17:

1. Development of guideline for prevention & mitigation of explosion hazard by risk assessment and determination of explosibility of Indian coal incorporating risk based mine emergency evacuation and re-entry protocol - IIT-ISM, Dhanbad; CIMFR, Dhanbad; S&R Division, CIL(HQ), Kolkata and SIMTARS, Australia.

2. Multiple layer trial blasting for better recovery with less diluted coal - IIT-ISM, Dhanbad and CMPDI, Ranchi. Technical Participation - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

3. Studies on the Use of Coal and Petcoke as Fuel in the Cement Industry in India - IIT-ISM, Dhanbad and CMPDI, Ranchi.

4. Indigenous Development of Through-The-Earth (TTE) Two-Way Voice Communication System for Underground Mines - IIT, Bombay and CMPDI, Ranchi.

5. Requirement of air in mine for Mass Production Technology - CMPDI, Ranchi.

6. Development of a methodology for regional air quality monitoring in coalfield area using satellite data and ground observations - CMPDI, Ranchi and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Hyderabad.

Following R&D projects were completed during 2016-17:

1. Demonstration of Coal Dry Beneficiation System using Radiometric Technique – CMPDI, Ranchi and Ardee Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd., Vishakhapatnam.

2. To find a methodology of safe liquidation in thick seams of Raniganj Coalfields: Design & Development & showcasing demonstrative trials at Khottadih colliery, ECL - CIMFR, Dhanbad& ECL, Sanctoria.

3. Development of guidelines to predict distance between toe of the Shovel-Dumper dump and that of Dragline dump with consideration of safety and economical design of both Shovel-Dumper dump and Dragline dump - BIT, Mesra, Ranchi.

22. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN CIL

CIL and its subsidiaries have utilized communication Information technology and implemented many systems to achieve faster strategic decision making and optimal utilization of available resources for enhancing production and productivity. Systems have been introduced to minimize pilferage of coal and also to increase transparency for the satisfaction of its stakeholders. In this regard, following key initiatives have been taken:

1. E-office application for CIL and its Subsidiaries has been introduced from 1st July'17. The project intends to enhance the business process management of the organization and aims to improve production, productivity, and increase transparency by replacing the old manual process with an electronic file system.

2. The subsidiaries have CoalNet and other Information systems in place for obligatory accounting, finance, payroll, material management system and other business functions.

3. Coal India is also in the process of implementation of ERP. The detailed project report for the same is ready and steps are in progress for implementation.

4. GPS based Operator Independent Truck Dispatch System (OITDS) with high speed Data and Voice communication is implemented in the targeted eleven Open cast projects to optimize operation of HEMM to enhance the production and productivity of the mine.

5. GPS/GPRS based Vehicle Tracking System across all major mines of Coal India has been implemented at different subsidiaries along with Geo-fencing, boom barriers and RF-ID system to monitor coal transportation and to minimize pilferages.

6. Electronic Surveillance through CCTV at weighbridges, workshops, coal dumps and other strategic locations has been implemented and process has been initiated to cover all projects.

7. In order to improve coal dispatch, electronic weighbridges are connected with Central Servers of respective subsidiaries and initiatives have been taken for implementing online generation of Challans/invoices.

8. E-Auction of coal,E-procurement and Reverse auction systems for all goods, works and services have been implemented to speed up procurement process and to achieve transparency in the system.

9. E-payment to employees and vendors, E-filing of grievances are in operation to embark upon the business process through IT initiatives.

10. Corporate Mail Messaging System is in place for corporate email IDs to all the officers of Coal India and its Subsidiaries.

11. In order to meet the demanding business process, state-of-art IP based EPABX with support of convergent technology for voice and data, Radio communication System and UG and communication system at different locations of Coal India and its subsidiary companies are operational.

12. The Web Portal of Coal India is in place in English and Hindi encompassing the features like Tender publication, Vigilance corner, Investor center, Customer corner, etc. to facilitate all stake holders.

13. Multi-Protocol Layered Switching (MPLS) based Video Conferencing between CIL, Subsidiaries, CIL HQ, CIL Office, Delhi and MoC for enhancement of decision making process for better production and productivity has been successfully implemented. CIL and subsidiaries have also implemented Video Conferencing connectivity with External agencies across the globe.

14. CIL has implemented in-house online portals for Performance evaluation, quality analysis, Vigilance clearance, Land Information System, filing of Annual Property Return through web enabled system. Mobile Apps have been developed for public dissemination of information.

15. State–of-art Tier-III Data Center has been established in New building of the corporate office of Coal India Limited for facilitating future IT applications.

23. MINES SAFETY

23.1 Statutor y Frame-work for safety in coal mines:

Coal mining world over is highly regulated industry due to presence of many inherent, operational and occupational hazards and associated risks. Coal Mine Safety Legislation in India is one of the most comprehensive and pervasive statutory framework for ensuring occupational health and safety (OHS). Compliance of these safety statutes is mandatory.

In India, the operations in coalmines are regulated by the Mines Act, 1952, Mine Rules –1955, Coal Mine Regulation-1957 and several other statutes framed thereunder. Directorate-General of Mines Safety (DGMS) under the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment (MOL&E) is entrusted to administer these statutes. The following are the statutes that are applicable in coal mines for occupational health and safety (OHS).

SN Statute
1 The Mines Act -1952
2 The Mines Rules -1955
3 The Coal Mine Regulation -1957
4 The Mines Rescue Rules -1985
5 The Electricity Act- 2003
6 Central Electricity Authority (measures related to safety & supply) Regulations - 2010
7 The Mines Vocational Training Rules -1966
8 The Mines Crche Rules -1966
9 Indian Explosive Act, 1884
10 The Explosive Rules - 2008
11 Indian Boiler Act, 1923
12 Mines Maternity Benefit Act & Rules -1963
13 The Workmen Compensation Act - 2009
14 The Factories Act - 1948 Chapter -III & IV

23.2 Safety Policy of CIL: Safety is always given prime importance in the operations of CIL as embodied in the mission statement of CIL. CIL has formulated a well-defined Safety Policy for ensuring safety in the mines and implementation of the same is closely monitored at several levels.

1) Operations and system will be planned and designed to eliminate or materially reduce mining hazards.

2) Implement Statutory Rules and Regulations and strenuous efforts made for achieving superior standards of safety;

3) To bring about improvement in working conditions by suitable changes in technology;

4) Provide material and monetary resources needed for the smooth and efficient execution of Safety Plans;

5) Deploy safety personnel wholly for accident prevention work;

6) Organize appropriate forums with employees' representatives for joint consultations on safety matters and secure their motivation and commitment in Safety Management;

7) Prepare annual Safety Plan and long term Safety Plan at the beginning of every calendar year, unit-wise and for the company, to ensure improved safety in operations as per prevailing geo-mining conditions to prepare the units for onset of monsoon, to fulfill implementation of decisions taken by the Committee on Safety in Mines and Safety Conferences and to take measures for overcoming accident proneness as may be reflected through study of accident analysis, keeping priority in sensitive areas of roof-falls, haulage, explosives, machinery etc.

8) Set up a frame work for execution of the Safety Policy and Plans through the General Managers of Areas, Agents, Managers and other safety personnel of the units;

9) Multi-level monitoring of the implementation of the Safety Plans through Internal Safety Organization at the Company Headquarters and Area Safety Officers at area level;

10) All senior executives at all levels of management will continue to inculcate a safety consciousness and develop involvement in practicing safety towards accident prevention in their functioning;

11) Institute continuous education, training and retraining of all employees with the emphasis laid on development of safety oriented skills;

12) Continue efforts to better the living conditions and help all the employees both in and outside the mines.

To implement CIL Safety Policy, the following are provided:

1. Provision of adequate funds for safety.

2. Deployment of adequate numbers of trained manpower for ensuring safety in mining operations.

3. A well-structured and multi-disciplinary Internal Safety Organization (ISO) established in all the subsidiaries of CIL to monitor the implementation of CIL's Safety Policy.

4. Continuous and sustained improvement in technological inputs for mining operation.

5. Support of scientific planning and R&D activities made available through using in-house expertise of CMPDIL and in collaboration with the other scientific agencies and reputed educational institutes.

6. Ensuring workers' participation in every forum for monitoring safety status in mines.

23.3 Accident Statistics

Analysis of Accident Statistics in CIL - Accidents statistics is the relative indicator for safety status in mines. Over the years, the safety performance of CIL in terms of accident has improved significantly.

This improvement in mine safety in CIL is attributed to the following contributing factors:

• Collective commitment and synergetic collaboration of the Management, Employees, the regulator (DGMS) and Trade Unions.

• Use of state-of-the-art technology in the field of Mining Methods, Mining Machineries and Safety Monitoring Mechanism.

• Continuous improvement in knowledge, skill and responsiveness of workforce through imparting quality safety training and relentless safety awareness drives.

• Constant vigil, round-the-clock supervision and assistances from various quarters.

Salient features of continuous and sustained improvement in CIL's safety performance is disclosed in Annexure 18

23.4 Major Activities for Safety & Rescue Division of CIL:

1. Inspection of mines to review safety status & follow up action thereof.

2. Prima-facie fact finding enquiry into fatal accidents and major incidences such as mine fire, subsidence, inrush of water, slope failure, explosion etc.

3. Organizing meeting of CIL Safety Board and monitoring recommendations / suggestions made during meeting.

4. Framing of internal technical circulars / guidelines related to safety issues and monitoring implementation thereof.

5. Maintenance of accidents / major incidents statistics Database.

6. Publication of Safety Bulletin for disseminating and sharing of knowledge in order to promote safety awareness and inculcate better safety culture.

7. Framing reply of different coal mine safety related parliamentary questions including queries raised by different standing committees such as standing committee on Steel & Coal, standing committee on labour, as well as questions raised by COPU, MOC, CA&G and VIPs.

8. Monitoring safety related R&D activities in CIL.

9. Imparting specialized training by SIMTARS accredited trainers to unit level and Area level executives who are directly engaged in ensuring safety in mine.

23.5 Measures taken for improvement of safety in 2016-17

To improve safety standard, CIL and its subsidiaries have vigorously pursued several measures in the year 2016 along with on-going safety related initiatives apart from compliance of statutory requirements for safety, which are given below.

1. Internal Safety Organization (ISO): Continuous review of safety status of mines is being done by the multi-disciplinary Internal Safety Organization (ISO).

2. Training for preparation of Risk Assessment based SMP: Executives who have been trained by SIMTARS, Australia are engaged for imparting training and upgrading the knowledge of mine level executives as well as members of safety committee of mine to identify the hazards and evaluate the associated risks in the mines and prepare Risk assessment based Safety Management Plans (SMPs).

3. Preparation and Implementation of Risk Assessment based Safety Management Plan (SMP): The Risk assessment based Safety Management Plans (SMPs) have been prepared for all mines of CIL and control measures suggested thereof in SMPs are being implemented. It is a continuous ongoing process.

4. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP): Risk assessment based site specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are formulated and being implemented for various mining and allied operations.

5. Safety Audit of all producing / operative mines have been conducted by multi-disciplinary inter-company teams.

6. Assessment of OB dumps have been conducted by using expertise of CMPDIL and multi-disciplinary ISO teams in most of opencast mines.

7. Guidelines on corrective measures: After analysis of fatal accidents which occurred at different point of time in 2016, several directives / guidelines on corrective measures to be taken for prevention of recurrence of similar type of accidents in future have been issued by the Safety & Rescue Division of CIL.

8. Adoption of the state-of-the art technology in suitable geo-mining locales.

o Adoption of Mass Production Technology in more number of UG mines.

o Deployment of more number of Surface Miners to eliminate blasting operation in OCPs.

o Deployment of relatively higher capacity HEMM in more number of OCPs.

o Mechanization of UG drilling.

o Phasing out manual loading in UG mines.

9. Adoption of the state-of-the art mechanism for Strata Management

o Scientifically determined Rock Mass Rating (RMR) based Support System.

o Strata Control Cell for monitoring efficacy of strata support system.

o Roof bolting by using mechanized Drilling for Roof Bolting.

o Use of Resin capsules in place of Cement capsules.

o Use of modern Strata Monitoring Instruments.

o Imparting quality training to support crews & front-line mine officials.

10. Mechanism for monitoring of mine environment:

o Detection of mine gases by using Methanometer, CO-detector, Multi-gas detector etc.

o Continuous monitoring of mine environment by installing Environmental Tele Monitoring System (ETMS) & Local Methane Detectors (LMD) etc.

o Regular Mine Air Sampling and Analysis by Gas Chromatograph.

o Personal Dust Sampler (PDS).

o Use of Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS) in large OCPs to assess the ambient dust concentration and take suitable mitigation measures.

11. Underground Mine Ventilation:

o Supply of sufficient quantity air by installing suitable Main Mechanical Ventilator (Surface), Auxiliary Fans, Booster fans (UG), ventilation stoppings, air Crossings etc.

o Conducting Pressure-Quantity Survey on regular basis. o Using Modern gadgets for air measurement. 12. Water Danger Management:

o Conducting Check Survey to eliminate errors in mine survey.

o Preparation and maintenance of seam-wise Water Danger Plan.

o Preparation and implementation of Monsoon Preparation Plan.

o Adequate Pumping Facilities & adequate capacity of sumps.

o Liaison with the State Meteorological Dept. & Dam Authority, if any.

o Construction of embankments with proper design against water bodies.

o Advance borehole for locating water body in underground.

o Inter-mine joint survey between adjoining mines to prove inter-mine barriers to prevent transference of danger.

13. Steps for prevention accidents in OCPs:

o Formulation and implementation of Mine-specific Traffic Rules.

o Code of Practices for HEMM operators, Maintenance staff & others.

o Training of Contractor's Workers involved in contractual jobs.

o Training on Simulators to dumper operators.

o Lighting arrangement using high mast towers for increasing level of illumination.

o Eco-friendly Surface Miners for blast free mining and avoidance of associated risks.

o Dumpers fitted with Proximity Warning Devices, Rear view mirrors and camera, Audio-Visual Alarm (AVA), Automatic Fire Detection & Suppression system etc.

o Ergonomically designed seats & AC Cabins for operators' comfort.

o Wet Drilling & water Sprinklers for dust suppression.

o Use of Shock Tubes & Electronic Detonators for control of ground vibration & fly rocks.

o GPS based Operator Independent Truck Dispatch System (OITDS) in large OCPs for tracking movement of HEMMs inside OC mine.

14. Mine Safety Inspection:

o Round-the-clock Supervision of all mining operations by adequate number of competent & statutory Supervisors and mine Officials.

o Periodic mine Inspections by Head Quarter and

Area level senior officials.

o Surprise back shift mine Inspections by mine and area level officials.

o Regular Inspection by Workmen Inspectors appointed in each mine.

o Regular mine Inspection by officials of Internal Safety Organization.

15. Safety Training:

o Risk Management and preparation of "Safety Management Plan".

o Initial and Refresher training & On-the-Job Training as per statute.

o Training on Simulators to dumper operators.

o Skill up-gradation of frontline mining officials.

o Sensitization of all employees including members of Safety Committees and contractual workers.

16. Emergency Response System:

o Emergency Action Plans prepared for each mine.

o Mock Rehearsals for examining the efficacy of Emergency Action Plan.

o Demarcating Emergency Escape Routes in belowground.

o Check list prepared for dealing with an emergency in mine.

o Flow Chart prepared for sending information regarding crisis / disaster in mines from site of accident to the Ministry of Coal, New Delhi.

24. Mine Rescue Services in CIL:

• CIL is maintaining well established and structured organizations comprising of 6 Mine Rescue Stations, 14 Rescue Rooms-with-Refresher Training facilities (RRRT) and 17 Rescue Rooms to cater the need of mine rescue services as per statute.

• All Mine Rescue Stations / Rescue Rooms are fully equipped with adequate numbers of rescue apparatus as per the Mine Rescue Rules (MRR) - 1985.

• All mine rescue organizations are manned by adequate numbers of Rescue Trained Personnel (RTP)s as per the MRR-1985.

• All RTPs are being periodically retrained to conduct rescue operations in hot, humid and irrespirable atmospheres in modern training galleries as well as challenging conditions in underground mines.

• Permanent Brigade Members and RTPs who are on call 24x7 for rescue & recovery operation.

• The Mine Rescue Station and Rescue Rooms are established at strategic locations spreading across different subsidiaries to cater to the emergencies in their command Area. The details are given in Annexure 18.

25. Safety Monitoring Agencies in CIL:

The implementation and monitoring of safety norms stipulated as per statute are being done on constant basis both by the line management as well as ISO officials. Apart from the above, there are several other agencies for monitoring safety, these are as under:

At Mine Level • Workman inspectors: as per Mines Rule-1955
• Safety Committee: constituted as per Mines Rule-1955
At Area Level • Bipartite/Tripartite Safety Committee Meeting
• Safety Officers' Coordination Meeting
At Subsidiary • Bipartite/Tripartite safety Committee Meeting
HQ Level • Area Safety Officers' Coordination Meeting
• Inspections by ISO Officials
At CIL (HQ) / Corporate • CIL Safety Board.
Level • CMD's meet.
• Director(Tech)'s Co-ordination Meeting.
• National Dust Prevention Committee Meeting.
At Ministerial / National Level • Standing Committee on Safety in Coal Mines.
• National Conference on Safety in mines.
• Various Parliamentary Standing committees.

26. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Coal India Limited has made optimum utilization of the resources and technology both existing and new and also used advanced methods and technology for the enhancement of efficiency and productivity in the company. HRD has been developing new techniques and creating opportunities for employee's self-development which in turn proved to be favouring the company as a whole.

26.1 Overall Performance

In CIL and its subsidiaries, 140490 employees have been trained during 2016-17. Out of which 18757 were executives and 121733 non-executives. These trainings include in- house training (training at subsidiary training centers, VTCs and also at IICM), training in other reputed institutes outside the company and training abroad.

26.2 Trainings i) In-house Training

The In-house trainings were organized at subsidiary HQs, 27 Training Centers and also 102 VT Centers across Coal India and also at IICM. Respective HRD Divisions organized these trainings after assessing the training need in the respective category of employees within the subsidiary. Special attention was given for improving skill of the employees keeping in mind the need of Industry. Details of in-house Training imparted during 2016-17 are listed below:-

Training Short Training Workshop/ Seminar Total
Executive 5060 6877 1800 13737
Non- executive 98567 21837 379 120783
Total 103627 28714 2179 134520

ii) Training Outside Company (Within the Country)

Besides in-house training at our Training Institutes, VT centers and IICM, employees were trained within the country at reputed training institutes, in their respective field of operations and also for supplementing our in-house training efforts. Employees from eight subsidiary companies and from CIL (HQ) have been trained in those reputed institutes. The break-up is given below:-

Training Short Training Workshop/ Seminar Total
Executive 1684 2532 683 4899
Non- 690 113 147 950
executive
Total 2374 2645 830 5849

iii) Training Abroad

Coal India has sent 121 employees to different countries from all the subsidiary companies and CIL (HQ) during the year 2016-17.

Training W/Shop/ Seminar/ Conference Total
Executive 120 1 121
Non-executive 0 0 0
Total 120 1 121

iv) Initiatives

• CIL has been recruiting fresh and dynamic young bloods in different disciplines for the last few years consistently. A special attention has been given in grooming these young and energetic persons in their respective fields throughout the year. In addition to the introductory concept on Coal Industry, they have been trained on basic Management Techniques (MAP) and also in their respective Technical fields (TAP) through regular courses organized at IICM with the reputed faculties. Special attention has also been given in tuning them in their respective specialized working areas by on-the-job training throughout the year.

• As MTs of Excavation and E&M disciplines are posted in different Coal Mines, in order to provide them proper exposure to Mining Operations as well as Mining Equipment (both surface and underground) and to make them conversant with the Mining activities, 5 weeks intensive training for 168 AMs/MTs was organized at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, the premier Mining Institute of our country during the year 2016-17.

• Training program on General Management for Middle level Executives of Coal India Limited for two weeks is done by making a tie up with Administrative College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad to develop Executives to take up higher responsibilities and occupy senior positions.189 Participants have attended the course for the financial year 2016-17.

• Training program on Executive Development for E4/ E5 executives of Coal India Limited is done by making a tie up with Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. 126 Participants have attended the course for the financial year 2016-17.

• One Batch consisting of 15 members comprising Mining, E&M are trained in AGH University, Poland.

• A Tripartite MoU has been entered into among National Skill Development Fund(NSDF), National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) and CIL on 3rd May,2015 to provide training and undertake Recognition of Prior Learning to around 2.7 Lakh persons over a period of 2 years as per National Skills Qualification Framework in CIL's operational areas and neighboring regions.

• For the Year 2016-17, Under RPL(Recognition of Prior Learning) 38,833 employees are trained .

26.3 Recruitment

During FY 2016-17, 38 Medical Specialists and Medical officers joined the Company. CIL also inducted fresh talent into the organization, at the entry level 438 Management Trainees who are selected through campuses have joined. They have been imparted induction training and posted to different subsidiaries based on manpower requirement.

Further, CIL has also promoted 175 non-executives level employees into Executive cadre through departmental selection/promotion process.

27. Manpower

27.1 The total manpower of the Company including its subsidiaries as on 31.03.2017 is 310016 against 3,22,404 as on 31.03.2016. Subsidiary company wise position of manpower is disclosed in Annexure 19.

27.2 The Presidential directives for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/OBC have been implemented in all the subsidiaries/ units of Coal India Limited.

The representation of SC/ST employees in total manpower of CIL and its Subsidiary Companies as on 01.01.2015, 01.01.2016 and 01.04.2017 is given below:-

As on Manpower Total Scheduled Caste

Scheduled Tribe

Nos. Percentage Nos. Percentage
1.1.2015 336675 73527 21.84 41212 12.24
1.1.2016 326032 70502 21.62 39669 12.17
1.4.2017 310016 70513 22.74 39721 12.81

28. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND EMPLOYEES' PARTICIPATION IN MANAGEMENT

The Industrial Relations scenario in CIL & its subsidiaries during the financial year remained cordial. JCCs and different Bipartite Committees at Unit/Area levels and Subsidiary (HQ) levels continued to function normally. Meetings of Standardisation Committee were held at regular intervals at CIL.

Strikes and Bandhs:

During 2016-17, a one day Nation-wide General Strike was called by Four Central Trade Unions on 2nd September, 2016 due to which company lost 83368 Man-days and 443834 tonnes of production. There were total 5 instances of Bandh called by regional parties in the area of operation of subsidiary companies viz. MCL, CCL & CMPDIL, where normal working was affected.

Subsidiary wise details of strikes, man-days lost and production lost and other incidents for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 are furnished in Annexure 19.

29. EMPLOYEES' WELFARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

SCHEMES

1) HOUSING:

At the time of Nationalisation, there were only 1,18,366 houses including sub-standard houses. The availability of these houses has increased to 3,97,379. The percentage of housing satisfaction has now reached 100%.

2) WATER SUPPLY:

As against 2.27 Lakhs population having access to potable water at the time of Nationalisation in 1973, presently a populace of 19,61,547 has been covered under water supply scheme.

3) MEDICAL FACILITIES:

Coal India Ltd and its subsidiaries are extending medical facilities to its employees and their families through various medical establishments from the Dispensary level to the Central and Apex Hospitals in different parts of the coalfields.

There are 80 Hospitals with 4938 Beds, 376 Dispensaries, 541 Ambulance and 1150 Doctors including Specialists in CIL and its subsidiaries to provide medical services to the employees. Besides 05 Ayurvedic Dispensaries are also being run in the Subsidiaries of Coal India Limited to provide indigenous system of treatment to workers.

In addition, subsidiary companies have also been organizing different medical camps for the benefit of the villagers/community. Special emphasis has also been given on Occupational Health, HIV/AIDS awareness programme for the employees and their families.

Moreover, medical facilities are provided to the peoples residing in and around mines premises of the subsidiary companies of CIL.

4) EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES:

The subsidiary companies of CIL have been providing financial assistance by way of deficit grant and infrastructure facilities to certain renowned schools viz. 43 nos.- DAV Public Schools , 14 Nos.- KendriyaVidyalaya, 01 No.- Delhi Public School, 02 Nos. Saraswati Vidya Mandir, 01No. Ram Krishna Vivekanand Vidyapith, 01No. Vivekanand Kendriya Vidyalaya to impart quality education.

In addition to above, grant - in –aid is provided to Privately Managed school in ECL, BCCL & CCL to encourage education in the operational areas of subsidiaries.

Coal India Scholarship Scheme

In order to encourage the Sons and Daughters of the employees of Coal India Limited, two types of Scholarship, viz. Merit and General Scholarship, are being provided every year under prescribed terms and conditions.

In total 7170 scholarships were awarded and tuition fees & hostel charges were reimbursed to 1142 students. The details of Scholarship and Reimbursement of tuition fees and Hostel charges for studying in Government Engg. & Medical Colleges, IITs & NITs as well as the details of Grant sanctioned for Schools including privately managed school are disclosed in Annexure 20.

5) Statutory Welfare Measures:-

In accordance with the provisions of the Mines Act 1952 and Rules and Regulations framed there-under, subsidiaries of Coal India Limited are maintaining various statutory welfare facilities for the coal miners such as Canteen, Rest Shelters and Pit Head Baths etc.

6) Non-statutory Welfare Measures:-

Co-operative Stores and Credit Societies:

In order to supply essential commodities and Consumer goods at a cheaper rate in the Collieries. 16 Central Co-operatives and 99 Primary Co-operative Stores are functioning in the Coalfield areas of CIL. In addition, 158 Co-operative Credit Societies are also functioning in the Coal Companies.

7) Banking Facilities:-

The Management of Coal Companies are providing infrastructure facilities to the various Nationalised Banks for opening their Branches and Extension Counters in the coalfields for the benefit of their workers. Workers are educated to draw their salaries through 427 Bank Branches and 48 Extension Counters and they are also encouraged to practice thrift for the benefit of their families.

8) Sports:-

Structured sports policy of CIL and its subsidiaries was approved by CIL Board its 296th Meeting held on 25th March,2013. As per the Sports Policy Coal India Sports Promotion Association (CISPA) has been registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. CISPA has undertaken several sports activities at National Level and International Level.

9) Welfare, Development and Empowerment of Women

In Coal India Limited there is a Forum for Women in Public Sector Cell at Company Headquarter- Kolkata and subsidiary companies. Each WIPS Cell is headed by a Coordinator who plans and executes various activities of the Forum with the help of a duly appointed Executive Committee. The company extends active support to the various activities of WIPS comprising of welfare activities, training & development activities, seminars, cultural programme, industrial awareness visits, health awareness programme, etc for the WIPS members, women workers, their families and society at large.

Coal India Ltd and its subsidiary companies are extending full fledged support and patronage to the National Conference of Forum of WIPS held every year in February. In recent years, the WIPS cell have done commendable work in reaching out to the grass root level women employees, empowering them by suggesting gainful redeployment, training and uplifting their morale by recognizing outstanding achievement, recognizing and honouring the exceptional talent.

10)Special Cash Award:-

During 2016-17, an amount of Rs 1,46,000/-has been provided as Special Cash Award to 26 meritorious Sons and Daughters of employees of CIL(Hqrs.), Kolkata Desk Offices of subsidiary companies @7,000/- for 08 (Eight) students who have secured 90% or above marks in the Class-XII Board level examination and @5,000/- for 18(Eighteen) students who have secured 90% or above marks in the Class-X Board level examination.

11) Recreational facilities:-

At present there are eight Holiday homes in following places. (a) Puri (b) Digha (c) Goa (d) Manali (e) Katra (f) Ajmer (g) Darjeeling (h) Haridwar

Eff orts are on to include more holiday home in important tourist spots in the country.

12) CIL Welfare Board Meeting:-

Coal India Welfare Board is the decision making forum regarding welfare policies for betterment and improvement of living condition of employees.

The members of CIL welfare board comprising of Central Trade Union representative and representation of Managements meet regularly to discuss on the welfare measures and review the implantation of different welfare scheme.

30. TREE PLANTATION / AFFORESTATION

Plantation and Green belt are developed through extensive tree plantation programme every year by the subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. Avenue plantation, plantation on the OB dumps, plantation around mines, residential colonies, and available land is undertaken in the existing as well as the new projects.

The subsidiaries of CIL have planted around 94.015 million of trees covering an area over 37557.458 Ha. till March 2017.

31. PROGRESSIVE USE OF HINDI.

Keeping with the spirit of the constitution of India, Coal

India Limited continued its efforts to propagate and spread the progressive use of Official Language Hindi during the period under review. The management of Coal India Limited is committed to implement the provisions of the Official Languages Act, Rules and Regulations. For this purpose, periodical meetings and reviews are done regularly by the top officials.

A brief description of the works done during the year under review towards implementation of Rajbhasha is appended below:-

Workshops were organized regularly with a view to create working atmosphere of Rajbhasha and to remove hesitation of officers & employees to work in Hindi. During the year, large number of officers &employees participated in such workshops to refresh their knowledge of Hindi words, Hindi noting & drafting in regular Official works.

In order to promote Hindi as Official Language a "Grand Hasya Kavi Sammelan" was organized on 30.04.2016 in the auditorium of Coal India Ltd., Kolkata where a large number of audiences were present.

With the aim to promote Official language and to foster interest in Official Language among officers and employees, Publication of Hindi Magazine namely "Koyala Darpan" has been started from Coal India headquarters. During the year 2016-17, its second & third issue has been published. The purpose of publishing the magazine is to provide a platform to the creative potential of employees and to inform all about the activities of Coal India.

the other With a view to create conducive atmosphere for working in Hindi and accelerating the use of Hindi as Official Language among officials, ‘Hindi Fortnight' was observed in all offices of Coal India Ltd. in the month of September, 2016. During the Hindi Fortnight various Hindi Competitions such as Hindi noting and drafting, Hindi Self writing, Hindi Dictation, Hindi Translation, Hindi typing and Lectures competition were organized where a large numbers of employees participated enthusiastically. The winners were honoured with Cash Awards & Certificates. This creates a consciousness among employees to use Rajbhasha in official Work. It is notable that Regional Sales Office, CIL situated at different cities were granted sufficient fund as per their sizes to celebrate Hindi Diwas & Hindi week/fortnight as per the practice.

Supportive literature and dictionaries were provided to the departments on their demand. ‘Today's Word' and ‘Today's Thought' are displayed on all the signage at the New Office Complex, Rajarhat.

Coal India always lays emphasis on imparting training of Hindi Language under Hindi teaching scheme of Govt. of India by nominating the employees in Hindi Praveen & Pragya classes. For the session starting from January, 2017, sixteen (16) employees have been nominated for attaining working knowledge of Hindi. Further, to promote Hindi, number of employees were also nominated in Hindi Workshop/Training camps organized by certain prestigious institutions.

Different organizations of Govt. of India recognize the best performers by awarding prizes. During the year, Coal India Ltd. was conferred with following Awards:-

A) 1st Prize of TOLIC(PSUs), Kolkata: Under the Rajbhasha Award Scheme of the Govt. of India, Honourable Governor of West Bengal Shri Kesharinath Tripathi awarded TOLIC (PSUs) Kolkata Sheild - 1st Prize to Coal India Ltd. in the Corporate Offices category for the best implementation of Official Language Policy of the Union on 11.8.2016.

B) Award to CIL's Hindi magazine ‘KoyalaDarpan':On 3rdJune, 2016 Coal India headquarter's Hindi magazine ‘Koyala Darpan' was awarded first prize in the category for the best Hindi magazine by Rajbhasha Seva Sanshthan, New Delhi.

Inspection of offices is a part of the implementation. During the year Officials of Rajbhasha department, CIL (HQ) reviewed the status of implementation of the Official Language of RSO Delhi & Lucknow and suggested remedial measures.

To observe the status of the use of Hindi in official work and to ensure that the provisions of Official Languages Act and Rules made there under are properly complied with, the 3rd subcommittee of Parliament on official Language inspected Delhi office, Regional Sales Office Jaipur & Ahmedabad as well as Coal India Headquarter, Kolkata.

32. VIGILANCE SET UP

The anti-corruption activities in CIL and its Subsidiary Companies have been institutionalized by setting up of Vigilance Departments headed by a Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), appointed by the Govt. of India in consultation with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on tenure basis, drawn from various government services.

During the year 2016-17, 49 Intensive Examination of Works/ Contracts (Major works) were undertaken by CIL(HQ) and its subsidiary companies. In addition,379 Surprise checks were carried out. Besides, 68 Departmental Inquiries were disposed of which resulted in punitive action against 185 officials. Such examinations/investigations have resulted into initiation of various system improvement measures.

As per the directives of Central Vigilance Commission, Vigilance Awareness Week – 2016 has been observed in Coal India Limited, IICM- Ranchi, North Eastern Coalfields-Margherita & Regional Sales Offices across the country besides all the Subsidiary Companies w.e.f. 31.10.2016 TO 05.11.2016 emphasizing the theme of "Public participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption".

During the week, in order to generate awareness, educate and discuss transparency among officials/stake holders as well as general public to arrest the root cause & threat of corruption and to promote good governance, various activities were organized.

1. Inauguration -

The Vigilance Awareness Week was commenced with the administration of Pledge to the employees by Chairman, CIL while inaugurating the week on 31st October 2016.

2. Wide Publicity -

1000 pamphlets distributed to CIL HQ Employees, Visitors, Contractual Workers/ Drivers and Vendors with Vigilance Message and they were requested to take e-pledge. Throughout the week 20 e-posters displayed in all the digital signage in CIL HQ.

• The posters / banners / pamphlet / canter / 2D gate specially designed for VAW-2016 and events organised during the week has been uploaded in Company's official Facebook page. Also the same has been posted in CVO, CIL and CIL official twitter account.

40 banners of 6 ftx 4 ft has been displayed in prominent places across Kolkata.

One large size 16 ft x 10 ft banner has been displayed in busy VIP Road with message and request the citizens to take e-pledge.

100 Posters with Anti-corruption and Vigilance Awareness message displayed across Kolkata in public places.

Through News Papers in 3000 Households, Shops and Offices in Salt-lake and Ultadanga Area. 6000 Nos distributed through Canter Moving prominent places with signature campaign from 02.11.2016 to 05.11.2016 and Flash mob performing skit on Anti-Corruption message on 04.11.2016.

3. Employees Competitions –

i. Slogan Competition for Employees of CIL HQ on TOPIC- "PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTING INTEGRITY AND ERADICATING CORRUPTION".

ii. Essay Competition for Employees of CIL HQ on TOPIC- "CHALLENGES THE COUNTRY FACES IN 21st CENTURY IN COMBATING CORRUPTION".

iii. Quiz Competition for Employees of CIL HQ on issues in Vigilance, CVC and other Anti-corruption Laws, Policies, manuals and guidelines of CIL.

iv. System Improvement/New Initiatives Competition for Employees of CIL HQ.

4. Competitions for Wards and Spouses of Employees –

i. Elocution Competition for wards of Employees of CIL HQ studying in Class IX to X on topic "Corruption can be tackled only through improving ethical values in society"

ii. Essay Competition for Spouses of Employees of CIL HQ on TOPIC- "ROLE OF FAMILY IN ENHANCING ETHICAL STANDARDS IN SOCIETY"

5. Training Program for Junior Level Managers of CIL - A one day orientation program for newly recruited Junior Level Managers of CIL was organized in two batches focusing on Vigilance Administration in PSUs, Conduct, Discipline & Appeal Rules of CIL and Common Irregularities.

6. Workshops / Sensitization programmes-500 Vigilance Case Studies Vol-2 unveiled during the Vigilance Awareness Week Valedictory Function for distribution across CIL & Subsidiaries.

7. Organisation website

Organisation website has been used to propagate the messages of CVC and encouraging citizens to take e-pledge.

8. Stake Holders Meet –

1. Stake Holders Meet organised with Vendors and Customers on 03.11.2016 at CIL HQ to redress their issue.

2. Stake Holder's Online feeback survey conducted through CIL Website.

9. Workshops / Sensitization programmes

1 . Speech of Sadguru of Isha Foundation Coimbatore on topic " Inner Management " organized at CIL HQ.

2 Seminar. on CVC theme " Public participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption", Concluding Ceremony and Prize distribution to winners of event organized during the week on 10.11.2016.

Preventive Vigilance/ System Improvement

1. Personnel Division has been advised to create a central repository of service files of executives.

2. It is suggested to get the EIS database & applications tested, audited & certified by reputed certification agency for security & complete database management.

3. CIL may explore the possibility to tie-up with reputed hospitals/Medical Institutes to provide HAT training & qualification & the duration of the training should at least six months duration.

4. Online transfer of EMD amount directly to the dedicated account of Area/Subsidiary/CIL HQ through E-tender portal and automatic refund of EMD to unsuccessful bidders. Alternatively, transfer of EMD amount through RTGS/NEFT to dedicated account of Area/Subsidiary/CIL HQ and necessary information may be filled such as transaction-id, transaction date and EMD amount in the corresponding field of EMD.

? System improvement suggestions:

System improvement suggestions were made in many areas: a. DPC for promotion b. Procurement of explosives c. Testing of explosives

d. Use of 3D TLS for survey of OB & Coal with phasing out of Theodolite.

e. Purchase Manual

f. Use of UAV & space technology for prevention of Coal pilferage & illegal mining and monitoring of environment, plantation, vegetation & water bodies.

? System Improvement Studies - Studies were taken in the following areas

Sl. Subject of Study
1 Measurement of OB and Coal in outsourced patches
2 Recording of performance of tyres through maintenance Logbook as per international practices.
3 CSR Policy of CIL and monitoring of projects.
4 Inventory of Land Records
5 Losses due to excessive production of coal in mines having dispatch constraints.
6 RDA initiated on CBI Reports
7 E-surveillance through VTS, CCTV, Weigh-Bridge connectivity, RFID & other IT initiatives.
8 Promotion & Transfer Policy of CIL.
9 Investment of Surplus Fund.
10 Procurement of SDL & LDH machineries and their spare parts.
11 Policy issues in procurement , e-procurement & reverse auction.
12 Standardization of NITs.
13 Recruitment process in CIL & subsidiaries.
14 Standardization of Codes in procurement items.
15 Fixation of normative coal consumption for various non- code sectors as per new coal gradation policy based on GCV system.

33. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

Employee received remuneration either equal to or in excess of limits prescribed under Rule 5(2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 during 2016-17 is given in Annexure 21. Details of Rule 5(1) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 on disclosure in the Board Report with reference to remuneration of Managerial Personnel of Top 10 employees is annexed to the Report. (Annexure 21).

34. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shri S. Bhattacharya continued as Chairman cum Managing Director throughout the year. Shri C.K. Dey Director (Finance) and Shri S.N.Prasad, Director(Marketing) were on the Board throughout the year. Shri S. Saran, CMD, CMPDIL has assumed the additional charge of Director(Technical), CIL from 31.10.2016 due to untimely demise of N. Kumar, former Director(Technical), CIL on 18.10.2016. Government of India has terminated the services of Shri R.Mohan Das w.e.f. 31.03.2017 and Shri S N Prasad has assumed the additional charge of Director (Personnel) from that date & held the charge till 19.06.17 thereafter Sri R.R.Mishra, CMD, WCL took over the charge from him.

Dr A K Dubey, Special Secretary, MoC and Smt. Sujata Prasad, Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, MoC continued as part-time official Director on the Board till 05.08.2016 and 20.06.2016 respectively. Shri R P Gupta, Joint Secretary, MoC was on board from 05.08.2016 till 29.08.2016. Shri R.K.Sinha, Joint Secretary, MoC and Shri Vivek Bharadwaj, Joint Secretary, MoC were appointed w.e.f 05.08.2016 and 30.08.2016 respectively and continued throughout the year. Mrs Reena Sinha Puri, JS &FA, MOC was appointed as official part time Director vice Sri Vivek Bharadwaj from 9th Jun,17.

Ms. Loretta Mary Vas, Dr S.B. Agnihotri, Dr D.C. Panigrahi, Dr. Khanindra Pathak and Shri Vinod Jain were appointed as Independent Directors on the Board on 17/11/15 and continued throughout the year.

Shr i R.R. Mishra, CMD, WCL and Shri S. Saran, CMD, continued throughout the year as permanent invitees. Shri A.K.Gupta Addl. Member (Traffic transportation), Railway Board has been appointed as permanent invitee from 05.08.2016 and continued throughout the year.

Your Directors wish to place on record their deep sense of appreciation for the valuable guidance and services rendered by the directors during their tenure, who ceased to be Directors during the year.

In terms of Article 39(j) of the Articles of Association of the Company, one third of retiring Directors are liable to retire by rotation shall retire at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and they are eligible for reappointment.

The Board of Directors held 14 meetings during the year 2016-17.

35. Composition of Audit Committee

CIL in pursuance of excellence in corporate governance formed an Audit Committee of its Board of Directors w.e.f. 20-07-2001 and the present Audit Committee was re-constituted by the Board in its 323rd Meeting held on 6th Jan'2016, consisted of four Independent Directors, one Functional Director(additional charge), one Government Nominee Director and one permanent invitee. Details are disclosed in Corporate Governance Report under point number 3.1.

36. Composition of CSR Committee

Details are disclosed in Corporate Governance Report under point number 3.6.

37. Declaration given by independent directors under subsection (6) of Section 149.

The following independent directors have given their consent during 2016-17 that they meet the criteria of independence as stipulated in sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013.

i. Ms. Loretta M Vas

ii. Dr. S.B.Agnihotri

iii. Dr. D.C.Panigarhi

iv. Dr. Khanindra Pathak

v. Shri. Vinod Jain

38. Reappointment of Independent Directors- Section 149(10)

No Director was reappointed in terms of section 149(10) of the Companies Act 2013.

39. Recommendation of Audit Committee by the Board.

All the recommendations made by Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

40. Company‘s policy on directors ‘appointment and remuneration including criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes, independence of a director and other matters provided under sub-section (3) of section 178.

MCA vide Notification dated 5th June'2015 has exempted the above for Government companies.

41. Remuneration policy of directors, KMPs and Senior Management – Section 178(4).

MCA vide Notification dated 5th June'2015 has exempted the above for directors of Government companies.

42. A statement indicating the manner in which formal annual evaluation has been made by the Board of its own performance and that of its committees and individual directors.

MCA vide Notification dated 5th June'2015 has exempted the above for Government companies.

43. Contracts or Arrangements with Related Parties

Related party transactions made with the subsidiary companies and that all such transactions were exempted under Regulation 23(5)(a) and (b) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 being transactions between two government companies and transactions entered between a holding and its wholly owned subsidiaries whose accounts are consolidated with holding company and placed before the shareholders at the general meeting for approval. However, the remuneration paid to Key Managerial Personnel is being disclosed separately in point no VI of Annexure 22.

44. Loan, guarantees or investments by a company under section 186 of the Act

Loan, guarantees and investments made by Coal India Limited in terms of section 186 is enclosed as Annexure 23.

45. Familiarization programme of Board Members.

Board of Directors are fully briefed on all business related matters, associated risk, new initiatives etc. of the company. The Board of directors were also briefed about the provisions of Companies Act 2013, (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015. As per Regulation 25 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015, the listed entity shall familiarize the independent directors through various programmes about the listed entity, including the following:

(a) Nature of the industry in which the listed entity operates;

(b) Business model of the listed entity;

(c) Roles, rights, responsibilities of independent directors; and

(d) Any other relevant information.

As per regulation 46 of SEBI (Listing Obligations Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015 the details of the familiarization programmes is to be disclosed on the website of the company. The same is disclosed on company's website. In addition, Independent Directors were nominated to attend the trainings programmes organized by SCOPE and DPE.

https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/Details_of_Familiarization_Programmes_ imparted_to_the_Independent_Directors_during_201617_&_ Cumulative_till_date_13062017.PDF

46. Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace

The company has in Place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) are working at every subsidiary and office of Coal India Limited to redress complaints regarding sexual harassment. All women employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) are covered under the said policy.

No sexual harassment complaint was received during the year 2016-17.

47. DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

In terms of Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with the Significant Accounting Policies at Note-33 and Additional Notes on Accounts at Note-34 forming part of:

1. CIL (Standalone) Accounts

2. CIL (Consolidated) Accounts

It is based on such confirmation obtained from eight Indian subsidiaries of CIL viz: Eastern Coalfields Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Central Coalfields Limited, Northern Coalfields Limited, Western Coalfields Limited, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (consolidated), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (consolidated) and Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited. However, for the overseas subsidiary viz. Coal India Africana Limitada, which was incorporated under Mozambique Commercial Code and for Joint Ventures viz. International Coal Ventures Private Limited, NTPC Urja Private Limited, Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited and Talcher Fertilizers Limited where CIL is not the majority shareholder, such confirmation have not been obtained.

It is confirmed that:

a) In the preparation of the Annual Accounts, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed and that no material departures have been made from the same;

b) The Accounting Policies have been selected and applied consistently and judgements and estimates made that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and profit & loss of the company for that period; and

c) Proper and sufficient care have been taken for maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d) The Annual Accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis;

e) Internal Financial Controls have been laid down and that such controls are adequate and were operating effectively during the year ended 31st March'2017.

f) Proper systems have been devised to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

48. ACCOUNTS OF THE SUBSIDIARIES

The statement containing the salient features of the financial statements of a company's subsidiaries, associate companies and joint ventures under the first proviso to sub-section(3) of section 129 of Companies Act,2013 is enclosed as AOC 1 in Annexure 24. In terms of General Circular No.2/2011 dated 8th Feb 2011 from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Annual Accounts of subsidiary companies shall be made available to the shareholders seeking such information.

49. COST AUDIT

The Cost Audit of your company for the year 2015-16 was conducted by M/s Musib & Co and the Cost Audit Report was approved by the Board of Directors in their 331st meeting held on 3rd August 2016. The Cost Audit Report did not contain any adverse observation/comment or qualification from the Cost Auditor. The above report was filed in XBRL mode with MCA on 29th Aug'16.

M/s. Balwinder & Associates was appointed as Cost auditor for CIL Standalone for the year 2016-17. E-form CRA-2 has been filed with MCA portal vide SRN G10080166 dated 27th Aug'16

50. SECRETARIAL AUDIT

In pursuance to Section 204 of Companies Act 2013, company had conducted Secretarial Audit for the year 2016-17 by a practicing Company Secretary M/s Vinod Kothari & Co, Practising Company Secretaries. Their appointment was approved by the Board. The report of Secretarial Auditor is included in the Corporate Governance Report. The observations of Secretarial Auditor and Management Explanation are enclosed in Annexure 25.

51. RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

A Risk Management Charter has been approved by the CIL

Board. It is being implemented in CIL HQ and its Subsidiaries. Risk Mitigation Measures are under preparation.

52. WEBLINK

The following policies may be accessed on the Company's website as under:-

1. Corporate Social Responsibility Policy: https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/CIL_CSR_Policy_New_Companies_ Act_2013_05022016.pdf

2 . Vigil Mechanism: https://www.coalindia.in/home/vigilance.aspx

3. P olicy for determining Material Subsidiary: https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/POLICY_FOR_DETERMINING_MATERIAL_ SUBSIDIARIES_21032015.pdf

4. Related Party Transaction Policy: https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/Related_Party_Transaction_Policy'_01122014(1).

PDF

5. P olicy on determination of Materiality SEBI(LODR) Regulations,2015 https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/Policy_on_determination_of%20_Materiality_ under_SEBI_LODR_%20Regulations_2015_03042017.PDF

6. P olicy on Preservation of documents Archival Policy under SEBI(LODR) Regulations 2015 https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/ documents/Policy_on_Preservation_of_documents_ including_Archival_Policy_under_SEBI_LODR_ Regulations_2015_17052017.pdf

53. Company CONFIRMS THE FOLLOWING:-

1. None of the Directors are disqualified from appointment as per Section 164 of the Companies Act'2013.

2. Company has not issued any Equity shares with differential voting rights, Sweat Equity shares and ESOP.

3. Since shares of CIL were issued in IPO in October'2010 and unclaimed dividend amount is less than seven years, no amount has been transferred to IEPF.

4. No Secretarial, Statutory Auditor resigned during the year 2016-17.

5. No relative of director was appointed to place of profit.

6. As per Regulation 32(4) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015 deviation of Proceeds of Public issue is not applicable to the company.

7. There is no deposit covered under Chapter V of Companies Act 2013.

8. There is no deposit which is not under compliance of Chapter V of Companies Act 2013.

9. There is no change in the nature of business.

10. No Director is in receipt of any commission from the subsidiary companies in which he is a director.

54. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. Details in respect of frauds reported by Auditors under section 143(12) other than those which are reportable to the Central Government. :

No such reported frauds as per Audit Report of Standalone as well as Consolidated Accounts.

2 . Material changes and commitments, if any, affecting the financial position of the company which have occurred between the end of the FY and the date of the report :

No such material changes and commitments occurred between the end of the Financial Year and the date of the report which may affect the Standalone as well as under consolidated financial position of the company.

3 . The names of companies which have become or ceased to be its subsidiaries, joint ventures or associate companies during the year.

During the financial year 2016-17, a Joint Venture, Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited was incorporated.. The details of the subsidiaries, Joint Ventures or associates have been furnished under form AOC-1.During the financial year no subsidiaries, Joint Ventures or associates have ceased to be subsidiaries, Joint Ventures or associates.

55. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

The Board of Directors of your Company wishes to record their deep sense of appreciation for the sincere efforts put in by the employees of the Company and Trade Unions. Your Directors also gratefully acknowledges the co-operation, support and guidance extended to the Company by various Ministries of the Government of India in general and Ministry of Coal in particular, besides the State Governments. Your Directors also acknowledge with thanks the assistance and guidance rendered by Statutory Auditors, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Registrar of Companies, West Bengal, Secretarial Auditor and Cost Auditor and wishes to place on record their sincere thanks to Consumers for their continued patronage.

56. ADDENDA

The following are annexed.

i) Pre-tax Profit of CIL & subsidiaries for 2016-17 vis--vis 2015-16 (Annexure 1).

ii) Subsidiary wise details of Dividend income of CIL Standalone (Annexure 2).

iii) The comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Standalone Financial Statements of Coal India Limited (Annexure 3).

iv) Auditors Report on the Standalone Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2017 including Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Subsection 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act")[Annexure 3(A)].

v) The comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Consolidated Financial Statements of Coal India Limited (Annexure 4).

vi) Auditors Report on the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2017 including Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Subsection 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act")[Annexure 4(A)].

vii) Observations of Auditor on Standalone Financial Statements and Management Explanation. (Annexure 5).

viii) Observations of Auditors on Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Explanation [Annexure 5(A)].

ix) Subsidiary wise Coal Off-take. (Annexure 6).

x) Sector-wise dispatch of coal & coal products. (Annexure 7).

xi) Dispatches of coal and coal products by various modes. (Annexure 8).

xii) Wagon Loading in 2016-17. (Annexure 9).

xiii) Subsidiary wise details of Stock of Coal. (Annexure 10)

xiv) Subsidiary wise details of Trade Receivables. (Annexure 11)

xv) Subsidiary-wise payment of Royalty, Cess, Sales Tax, Stowing Excise Duty, Central Excise Duty, Clean Energy Cess, Entry Tax and Others. (Annexure 12).

xvi) Subsidiary-wise Coking & Non-coking production, Production from underground and opencast mines. (Annexure 13).

xvii) Subsidiary-wise Washed Coal (Coking) Production. (Annexure 13A).

xviii) Subsidiary wise Overburden Removal. (Annexure 13B)

xix) Population of equipment. (Annexure 14).

xx) Subsidiary wise System Capacity Utilization. (Annexure 15).

xxi) Project Implementation. (Annexure 16).

xxii) Subsidiary wise details of Capital Expenditure. (Annexure 17).

xxiii) Salient features of continuous and sustained improvement in CIL's safety performance. (Annexure 18).

xxiv) Subsidiary wise position of manpower and strikes and bandhs. (Annexure 19).

xxv) Scholarship and Reimbursement of tuition fees and Hostel Charge and Grants sanctions to schools. (Annexure 20)

xxvi) Disclosures under Rule 5(1) and Rule 5(2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014. (Annexure 21).

xxvii) The extract of the annual return as provided under subsection (3) of Section 92 in Form No. MGT.9 (Annexure 22).

xxviii) Loan and Advances, Guarantees, Investments made by the company under Section 186(4) of the Companies Act' 2013 (Annexure 23).

xxix) Statement pursuant to first proviso to sub-section (3) of section 129 read with rule 5 of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014) as at 31st March, 2017. (Annexure 24)

xxx) Secretarial Audit Report under Section 204 of Companies Act 2013 and Observation of Secretarial Auditor & Management Explanation (Annexure 25).

xxxi) Foreign Exchange Earning and Outgo under Rule 8 of Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014(Annexure 26).

xxxii) Details about Research and Development of the Company (Annexure 27).

xxxiii) Disclosure as per Section 135 of Companies Act 2013 on Corporate Social Responsibility (Annexure 28).

xxxiv) Significant and Material Orders passed by the Regulators or Courts.(Annexure 29).

xxxv) Corporate Governance Report.(Annexure 30).

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Kolkata, 12th August, 2017

S. Bhattacharya

Chairman

(DIN: 00423572)

   

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