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Government of India
Ministry of Coal
08-December-2010 15:51 IST
Steps for Check Pilferage of Coal



Law & Order is a State subject, hence primarily; it is the responsibility of the State/District administration to take necessary deterrent action to stop/curb theft/pilferage of coal. However, Coal India Ltd.  has taken the following steps to check theft/pilferage of coal:


 (i)        Check Posts have been established at the vulnerable points.

 (ii)       Wall fencing, light arrangements and deployment of armed guards round the clock has been done around the coal dumping yard.

(iii)      Regular patrolling is conducted in and around the mine including over burden dumps.

 (iv)      Armed Guards have been deployed at Railway sidings.

 (v)       Inter-action and liaison with District officials at regular intervals and holding meeting with Deputy Commissioner every month.

(vi)    Challans for coal transportation by trucks outside the district are being issued after    fixing hologram and putting signatures of authorized officials of CISF to check pilferage.


(vii)      Regular FIRs are lodged by the Management of the collieries and CISF with local Thana against the pilferage/theft of coal. A close watch on the activities of criminals is being maintained by CISF.

(viii)      Management has been taking action for filling/dozing/sealing/blasting of the old/abandoned exposed coalfaces in phased manner.

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Coal (Independent Charge) Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, in a written reply to a question the Lok Sabha today.