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New Dust Control Technology

  • IASbaba
  • January 16, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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Context: Recently, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) invented method for Controlling Generation and Movement of Fugitive Dust.

About New Dust Control Technology:

  • It aims to minimize and control the fugitive dust in mining areas.
  • Useful in Coal Mines, Thermal Power Plants, Railway Sidings and Ports
  • It will help in reducing the dust generation from open sources.
  • it will provide noise attenuation.
  • Fugitive dust is a type of particulate matter that causes air pollution because it is produced by many sources but is released into the atmosphere without passing through a confined flow stream.

About Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL):

  • CMPDIL is a Government of India enterprise having its corporate headquarters at Ranchi in India.
  • It is a fully owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) and a Schedule-B company.
  • It is a Mini Ratna (Category I) company since June 2019 and ISO 9001 certified since March 1998.
  • In January 1974, CMPDI started functioning as a division of the then recently constituted Coal Mines Authority Limited (CMAL), and the planning wing of erstwhile National Coal Development Corporation (NCDC) forming its nucleus.
  • In November 1975, CMAL was merged to form Coal India Limited, and CMPDI attained the status of a public limited company under CIL with declared scope of its business under its Memorandum of Association broadly in line with its original proposal.

Source:  PIB

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