Ministry of Coal 2020 Launched in Government Schemes

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Government Schemes launched by the Government of India with the aim of addressing the socio-economic welfare of the citizens of this nation. Such schemes play a very important role in solving many problems that beset Indian society and helps in achieving the goals to achieve a welfare nation as enshrined in our Constitution. In this article, we will look at the complete list of schemes by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched in past years along with their objectives and some important features of the scheme. This is very crucial for the preparation of UPSC and State PCS exams as the number of questions from the Government schemes have increased in recent years.

Government Schemes: Ministry of Coal



Points to remember

SHAKTI scheme

The objective is to  alleviate one key challenge in the power sector(lack of coal linkages)

  • It is a policy for auction and allotment of coal linkages
  • As per the policy, it will award fuel supply agreements to coal plants already holding letters of assurance
  • Coal linkages would be allocated to state-owned power distribution companies
  • The power distribution company would assign linkages to state or central power generation companies via allocation, and Private units through auction.
UTTAM  app


The objective is to bring transparency in the coal allocation


  • The Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited (CIL) collectively developed the UTTAM application for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal across Coal India Limited (CIL) subsidiaries. 
  • It has an interactive map-based view to provide holistic coverage of coal quality across subsidiaries on quality parameters such as declared Gross Calorific Value (GCV), analyzed GCV, and coverage parameters such as location and quantity sampled.

Khan Prahari

It is a tool for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat-hole mining, pilferage, etc.

  • One can upload geo-tagged photographs of the event along with textual information directly to the system.
  • The identity of the complainant can not be revealed

Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System (CMSMS)

It is a web-based GIS application through which the location of sites for unauthorized mining can be detected.

  • The platform used in the system is of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeiTY) map, which provides village level information.

Fact to remember

According to Union minister of coal, India will stop importing thermal coal from the financial year 2023-24.

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