The Central Mine Planning and Design
Institute Limited (CMPDI) is the nodal agency for coordinating
R&D activities in Coal and Lignite sectors. The Ministry of Coal
normally supports project of shorter duration (2-4 years). The
findings of which, if completed successfully, can be used directly
for commercial exploitation and benefit to the industry. However, in
exceptional cases, research in newly emerging and front line areas of
science and engineering and projects having long term implications
can be supported.
||II Name of scheme(s)
Development of technology/system and its successful transfer for
Who can submit a proposal
Research and educational institutions, public sector undertakings and
such other agencies, which have capability to take up R&D work.
When and how to submit a proposal
The proposal in
prescribed form can be submitted any time during the year. Initially
only four copies of the proposal are to be submitted. Once the
proposal is approved in principle, fifty copies with necessary
alternation/modification are to be submitted.
Areas of research support
Production, Productivity &
Coal Beneficiation & Coal Utilization
Environment & Ecology
Components of grant
Equipment, salaries and allowances, consumables, travel and
Items not allowed out of grant
The following items are normally not funded from this grant except
with specific approval:
(a) Infrastructural facilities like
land, building, furniture and fittings, calculators, computers,
duplicating machines etc.
(b) Salaries of permanent
employees of the implementing agency.
(c) Honorarium to the
persons who are already in the employment of the institution.
(a) Foreign travel.
(b) Purchase of vehicles.
(f) Employment of peons, khalasis, laboratory attendants,
stenographers, typists etc.
implementation and monitoring
Standing Scientific Research
Committee (SSRC) of the Ministry of Coal under the Chairmanship of
Secretary (Coal) is the Apex body to plan, programme, budget and
oversee the implementation of research projects. The SSRC is being
assisted by three Sub-Committees each dealing with one of the major
areas. The research proposals are initially scrutinized by CMPDI.
After the first level scrutiny, CMPDI shall submit these proposals
with their own observations and recommendations to the Sub-Committee
concerned. The Sub-Committee shall further evaluate the proposals and
submit the proposals to SSRC for its consideration.
Once the project is approved by SSRC, a formal sanction letter
addressed to CMPDI by periodical visits. The implementing agency is
required to furnish quarterly progress report in the prescribed
format so as to reach CMPDI by 20 of the following month. CMPDI
submits a consolidated half yearly progress report to Ministry of
Coal and to the members of SSRC. In case of major projects (costing
more than twenty five lakhs with educational and research
institutions and more than hundred lakhs with Coal companies), a
Project Advisory Committee is constituted to review the progress of
An in depth review is carried out by the
Sub-Committee concerned after every two years. Sixty copies of the
Project Completion Report (PCR) are to be submitted to CMPDI.
||Contact Address: General Manager (S&T)
Mine Planning & Design Institute Department of Coal Gondwana
Place, Konke Road Ranchi - 834 008 (Jharkhand)
(0651)2231148 Fax. No: (0651)2231447