Khanan Prahari App Helping to Curb Illegal Coal Mining Activities

Khanan Prahari App Helping to Curb Illegal Coal Mining Activities

Recently, the Ministry of Coal has launched a mobile app called ‘Khanan Prahari’ to stop illegal coal mining activities.

Features of Khaning Prahari App:

  • The related web portal named Coal Mine Monitoring and Management System (CMSMS) has been developed in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Application and Geoinformatics, Gandhinagar and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI), Ranchi.
  • Through this app, users can easily report incidents of illegal mining by taking photographs and providing comments on the incident. In addition, the identity of the user is kept confidential.
  • A total of 483 complaints have been registered through Khan Prahari Mobile App, which shows the active participation of the public.

Status of Coal in India:

  • Coal is a type of fossil fuel found in the form of sedimentary rocks, and is commonly known as ‘black gold’.
  • India is the second largest coal producer in the world, as well as the 5th largest country in terms of coal reserves.
  • However, some part of its coal requirement is met through imports as India itself is one of the major consumers. India’s coal import increased by 30% in the year 2022-23.
  • The major coal producing states in India are Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

Source – PIB

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