Coal Controller to Introduce 'Hallmarking' to Ensure Quality of Coal
The Coal Controller's Organisation, an outfit of Ministry of Coal, will be introducing a concept of "hallmarking the grade of coal of each siding" to ensure the quality of coal, an official said.
A worker unloads coal from a truck inside a coal yard at Saroda village in Gujarat. (File Photo/Reuters) Representative image
Kolkata: The Coal Controller's Organisation, an outfit of Ministry of Coal, will be introducing a concept of "hallmarking the grade of coal of each siding" to ensure the quality of coal, an official said.
"There should be no grade slippage. To achieve this target, this year (2017) our organisation has planned and entrusted job of gradation (coal) to scientific institutions," Coal Controller Anjani Kumar said here.
"This much I can assure that we will be hallmarking the grade of coal of each siding," Kumar added.
They will also be collecting coal samples in a scientific manner and carrying out analysis of those samples.
"I am 100 per cent confident that from April 1, 2017, consumers will get coal as per declared grade," Kumar said.
He emphasised that there would be no requirement of third party sampling if coal producers supply coal as per declared grade and no question of trust deficit would arise between suppliers and consumers.
According to industry sources, so far the declaration of grades of coal was like self-declaration by coal companies and such declaration was normally accepted by the controller office.
Coal Consumers' Association of India has been raising its voices against the grade slippage.
Coal India Chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya said efforts have been made to arrest the grade slippage.
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