On Monday, the government-run agency Coal India Limited has floated tenders for 35 mining projects.
They have been identified for the mechanised transportation of dry fuel and setting up of coal handling plants and loading of silos. The project is estimated to be ₹12,500 crores.
The mechanized transportation of coal involves the movement of coal through a piped conveyor belt. This technique is environment friendly.
"Coal India's pitch for efficient and environment-friendly mechanised coal transportation in its first-mile connectivity, replacing the road movement, gained pace with the company successfully issuing tenders for all the 35 projects, of phase-1, by September 2020 as planned," the state-run agency said in a statement.