Central Mine Planning and Design Institute

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Central Mine Planning and Design Institute
Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited
Formerly called
National Coal Development Corporation
Limited liability company[1]
Traded as CMPDI
Industry Environmental engineering
Founded Ranchi, Jharkhand (November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01))
Headquarters Ranchi23°23′56″N 85°19′03″E / 23.39889°N 85.31750°E / 23.39889; 85.31750, India
Number of locations
Ranchi, Asansol, Dhanbad, Nagpur, Bilaspur, Singrauli, Bhubaneshwar
Area served
Global
Key people
Amal Kumar Debnath (Chairman and Managing Director)
Services Consultancy services on envirnmental engineering
Revenue ₹ 601.5 crores[2]
₹ 29.77 crores[2]
₹ 25.05 crores[2]
Total assets ₹ 545.87 crores[2]
Total equity ₹ 73.78 crores[2]
Number of employees
3230[1]
Parent Coal India Limited
Subsidiaries Seven
Website www.cmpdi.co.in
Footnotes / references
IN-CIN: U14292JH1975GOI001223[1]

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (acronym CMPDI)[3] is a fully owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited, engaged in the field of envirnmental engineering and provides consultancy and engineering services across the globe. It is a public sector undertaking under the Government of India and is rated as a Schedule-B and Mini Ratna-II company.

Profile[edit]

Bituminous coal
Lignite

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited was established in 1974, under Coal Mines Authority Limited (CMAL) (former name of Coal India Limited), out of the planning division of now defunct National Coal Development Corporation (NCDC) as a single window set up to consolidate all aspects of Indian mining industry under one roof. Subsequent to the nationalization of coal mining in India, CMPDI was reconstituted as a public sector undertaking in 1975.[4]

The company has its headquarters in Ranchi, Jharkhand and is involved in mineral exploration, resource evaluation, resource management, mining geology, hydro-geological and geophysical studies and engineering geology investigations. It is an ISO 9001 accredited company amd was rated as a Mini Ratna (Category II) company in 2009.[4][5]

CMPDI is qualified to offer consultancy services in the fields of environmental engineering such as open pit and underground mine planning and design in coal, lignite and other minerals. The Institute is active in geological exploration, geological, geotechnical and allied support, mine planning and design, environmental management and training services.[6]

CMPDI has regional institutes (RIs) at Asansol, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Nagpur, Bilaspur, Singrauli and Bhubaneswar to extend its coverage nationwide[7] and has various field units and exploration camps.

Mandate[edit]

CMPDI has two distinct responsibilities, business and corporate, as per the set mandate.[8]

Business functions: Mineral exploration consultancy and support, infrastructure engineering and envirnmental management.

Corporate functions: Preparaton and upkeep of data on coal inventories, operations and potential, advising the Ministry of Coal and Planning Commission on coal related matters, nodal agency functions on beahlf of the Government of India in the matters related to mineral exploration, coordination activities between related companies in India and research and development in the field of mineral mining.

Accreditations and collaborations[edit]

CMPDI has been accredited with ISO-9001 certification by Certification International(UK). It has also entered into MOUs with many international agencies such as IMCL, UK, Metchem, Canada, Giproshakht, Russia, Montan Consulting GmBH, Germany, Rheinbraun Engineering, Germany and DMT, Germany for cooperation in the field of earth resources.

CMPDI acts as registered consultants to:

Projects[edit]

Apart from various projects for national agencis in the public and private secotrs, CMPDI has also undertaken many international projects.[9]

  • National Development Corporation, Tanzania: Total consultancy services for exploration, preparation of pre-feasibility and feasibility study for an open pit mining project and associated thermal power project at Mchuchuma, Tanzania.
  • Asian Development Bank, Manila: Feasibility study on Clean Coal Technology jointly accomplished with Montan - Consulting MbH, Germany.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Technical and managerial training for North Korea, Oman, Nigeria and Tanzania.
  • AMOCO India Petroleum Co, Houston, USA: data generation project on Coal-bed Methane.
  • Centre for Coal Utilisation (CCUJ), Japan: consultancy services for Clean Coal Technology.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Mini Ratna (Category-II) company status in May 2009.[4]
  • Highest MoU rating with a Composite MoU Score of 1.0 (maximum) for the year 2009-10.[10]
  • Best performing Subsidiary Company of CIL award for the year 2008-09.[11]
  • Commendation Certificate of SCOPE Meritorious Award for R&D, Technology Development and Innovation for the year 2009-10.[12]
  • Geospatial World Excellence Award 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for excellent usage of Geospatial technology for land reclamation monitoring of Coal Mines.[13][14][15]

Publications[edit]

CMPDI publishes a quarterly journal, Minetech - The Indian Mining and Engineering Journal (ISSN:0970-7204),[16] which is known to be a popular publication on mining and related subjects.

The Institute has also published many other titles.[17]

Title Title Title
Coal Combustion Mine Winders and Winding Systems Coal Washing – A New Business Opportunity
Coal Atlas of India Information on Indian Coal Guidelines for Support Plans
Mine Pumps for Underground Drainage Do's & Don't's for Belt Conveyors Do's & Don't's for Crushers
Mine Fans & their use in Mine Ventilation Electricity in Underground Coal Mines Environment in Underground Coal Mines
Underground Mines Fire & Explosion Coal Mine Roof Support Underground Coal Mining In India
Artificial Recharge and Rainwater Harvesting Techniques

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