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Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research celebrates 75th foundation day

The occasion witnessed the inauguration of three new facilities, along with signing of several transfer of technology agreements
CSIR-CIMFR platinum jubilee Foundation Day celebration.

Our Correspondent   |   Dhanbad   |   Published 17.11.20, 10:14 PM

Platinum jubilee celebration of the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad was held at the institute auditorium on Tuesday.

The premiere laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrated its 75th foundation day which marked the inauguration of three new facilities, including a Pressurized Fluidized Bed Gasification pilot plant, a Non Recovery Coke Oven plant with hot stamping facility and a Centre of Excellence for Strategic and Infrastructural Sector.

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The inaugurations were done online from Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi by union minister Harsh Vardhan in presence of NITI Aayog member Vijay Kumar Saraswat and CSIR director general Shekhar C Mande.

The day also witnessed the signing of different agreements for transfer of technology with mining and allied sector companies including Knowledge Lens Pvt Ltd, Bangalore and Coresonant Systems Pvt Ltd, Secunderabad for digital mining using IOT. 

A similar collaborative agreement with Sandros Pvt Ltd, Nagpur for Development of Technology for application of Geo synthetic Concrete Cement Mat (GCCM) & Intelligent Slope Monitoring System and its turn key based application was also made during the occasion.

This was followed by another  agreement with AKD Genmining Solutions (OPC) Pvt Ltd, Ranchi for use of CIMFR facility for Geophysical Exploration Related to Electrical Resistivity Imaging System for geophysical survey for coal preparation.

A bilateral agreement with Maithon Power Limited, Dhanbad for Coal Quality Assessment at unloading point for coal sampling work was also made during the occasion. 

Two tripartite agreements on coal quality assessment at loading points for coal sampling work including one with Navi Nagar Power Generation Company Ltd and Central Coalfields Limited, Ranchi and another with Western Coalfields Limited, Nagpur and NTPC Mohuda was also made.

The function also marked the release of the platinum jubilee logo of CIMFR by Harsh Vardhan.

Addressing participants, including scientists of the institute, industry representatives and other stakeholders through video conferencing, Harsh Vardhan said at a time when the focus of the country is on clean coal technology, the role of CIMFR is crucial.

He further said “as we are striving for making our mining policy more pragmatic, research oriented, people friendly, industry friendly, nation friendly and society friendly, the role of scientist of institutes like CIMFR to solve mining related issues through development of technology assumes significance”.

He also lauded the role of scientists and researchers in the fight against Covid 19 by developing testing kits, ventilators, PPE kits and other equipment.

A bilateral agreement with Maithon Power Limited, Dhanbad for Coal Quality Assessment at unloading point for coal sampling work was also made during the occasion. 

Two tripartite agreements on coal quality assessment at loading points for coal sampling work including one with Navi Nagar Power Generation Company Ltd and Central Coalfields Limited, Ranchi and another with Western Coalfields Limited, Nagpur and NTPC Mohuda was also made.

The function also marked the release of the platinum jubilee logo of CIMFR by Harsh Vardhan.

Addressing participants, including scientists of the institute, industry representatives and other stakeholders through video conferencing, Harsh Vardhan said at a time when the focus of the country is on clean coal technology, the role of CIMFR is crucial.

He further said “as we are striving for making our mining policy more pragmatic, research oriented, people friendly, industry friendly, nation friendly and society friendly, the role of scientist of institutes like CIMFR to solve mining related issues through development of technology assumes significance”.

He also lauded the role of scientists and researchers in the fight against Covid 19 by developing testing kits, ventilators, PPE kits and other equipment.



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