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The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a Government coal mining
company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India on a
51:49 equity basis. The Singareni coal reserves stretch across 350 Km of the Pranahita –
Godavari Valley of Telangana with a proven geological reserves aggregating to whopping
8791 million tonnes. SCCL is currently operating 18 opencast and 29 underground mines in 4
districts of Telangana with a manpower around 56,282.

While historically technology has been a critical factor in SCCL's ability to reduce
environmental impacts and occupational hazards, the need to constantly increase productivity
and cut costs has demanded that the company goes in for phased mechanization and adapts
state-of-the-art technologies. SCCL pioneered mechanization of coal mines in India by
adopting coal drilling machines as far back as in 1937. In 1950 Shuttle Cars, Gathering Arm
Loaders, Conveyors and Coal Plough Equipment were introduced. Later in a path breaking
move to replace arduous manual labour, Road Headers, Load Haul Dumpers and Side Dump
Loaders were gradually brought in.

A combination of modern machines in Open Cast Mining like Walking Draglines,

Shovels and High Capacity Dumpers were introduced in 1975. In-pit Crushing and Conveyor
technology for Over Burden removal and coal extraction was commissioned for the first time
in Ramagundam Open Cast Mine with German assistance in 1994.

In 2002, Surface Miner Technology which not only facilitates cost reduction but also
contributes to eco friendly mining, was introduced for the first time. Longwall technology in
Under Ground Mining in 1983 and also Blasting Gallery (BG) Technology in 1989 were
other notable introductions. Today, with 4 Longwall Panels and 5 BG Panels working in the
company, mechanization of Under Ground Mines is being planned with state-of-the-art
technologies like Continuous Miner and Punch Longwall. Already the mechanization of
Under Ground Mining has seen the commissioning of 104 Side Discharge Loaders and 37
Load Haul Dumpers that have enhanced safety and productivity during the last four years.
Other innovations in Under Ground Mines are 35 man-riding systems (chairlift and railcar)
that have improved transportation inside the mines.
From Heritage to Hi-tech:

In a state that is fast emerging as the IT hub of the country and hosts one of the Asia's
largest Technology Parks, it was but natural that IT entered the realm of mining as well. And
SCCL made a head start in harnessing the benefits of IT by developing proprietary software
for integrated Open Cast and Under Ground Mine Management Systems. From automating
the Personnel Records to Material Management Systems, many new measures were initiated
in the IT sphere to improve productivity. To stay in tune with the online world, and keep
customers and other stakeholders informed about the developments in SCCL, the company
launched its website www.scclmines.com.
Initiatives that have cemented SCCL's strength in IT are Video Conferencing,
Integrated Mine Management Applications and e-procurement. Digitization of mine plans by
Minex Software was yet another major initiative. This software supports core areas of
geological data management, opencast and underground mine design and scheduling Other
IT initiatives that are on the anvil or are being implemented on an experimental basis include
the use of Satellite based communication systems for monitoring Heavy Earth Moving
Machinery using Global Positioning Systems and Biometric based Attendance Monitoring
Systems. A dedicated cross-functional team forms the core of the Software Development
Group to provide in-house software solutions and the company is all set to become an ERP
based company in the coming years.
Responsible Mining. Planned Restoration:

While the benefits of coal are countless, Coal Mining is an inherently environment
damaging and degrading activity. Realizing this, SCCL has launched a number of 'eco-
friendly practices' to mitigate the damage to environment and improve the quality of life. In
all mining areas extensive green belts have been developed, and monitoring of air and water
quality is done on a regular basis to assess the impact of mining on the environment and
corrective steps are being implemented immediately. Opencast Mines are being restored to
pre-mining conditions.
To encourage plantation and social forestry, free saplings are supplied to all the
employees before the onset of monsoon. To reduce air pollution and also meet the social
obligations of SCCL, the company supplies free LPG to its employees. SCCL is perhaps the
only PSU to have introduced 'environment' as part of the curriculum in all its schools.
In another innovative move, company has also introduced Eco Samman Awards to
motivate employees who contribute to all round improvement of the environment. A number
of other key initiatives taken in the last four years include setting up of Sewage Treatment
Plants, Effluent Treatment Plants, Bio-engineering of Over Burdens, Clonal Plantations,
Medicinal Plantations and development of Eco-parks for which the company was conferred
the Golden Peacock Award from the Institute of Directors in 2005 and became the first Coal
Company in the country to bag this prestigious honour. The company also bagged the
"National Fly Ash Utilization Award” in 2005 for its unique contributions towards Fly Ash
Utilization. SCCL has for the first time also brought out a book titled "Eco-friendly Coal
Mining - The Singareni Approach" highlighting the various innovative practices initiated at
SCCL for environmentally sustainable coal mining.
SCCL’s HR Planning initiatives:

The Company's HR Planning Initiative, with an annual spend of over Rs. 14 Crores,
aims at Training and Development of all its human assets. With a well established HR
Department and 10 Vocational Training Centers and the Nargundkar Institute of Management
at Ramagundam (a full fledged training institute), imparting of in-house training and skill
upgradation is a constant activity at SCCL.

Role of SCCL in Corporate Social Responsibility:

Community Development activities got an impetus when a social service organization

- Singareni Seva Samithi (SSS) was formed by SCCL under the AP Public Societies Act.
Training of unemployed youth and educating the families of workmen on the need to
channelise their energies towards constructive activities is the basic purpose and philosophy
of the Samithi. Towards this noble goal the SSS provides training in skill development to
youth for recruitment in the Army, the Police and the Railways. The samithi also works
innovatively on spreading awareness of AIDS, alcoholism and the benefits of thrift and small
In collaboration with the workmen and the Trade Unions, SSS has started extending
its activities to the surrounding villages of the Coal Mining areas, and has been contributing
to the development of these villages. Realizing what self employment does to empower
dependent women, SCCL has not only been helping them acquire skills in applied crafts but
also in facilitating them to set up their own enterprises. SSS has also been working towards
making every workers' spouse literate.
The Samithi's singular and dedicated efforts have yielded exemplary results
 442 Singareni Employees' children being recruited for the Army, Police and Para
Military Forces.
 Around 34,000 illiterate workmen have been made literate.
 More than 4,400 youth have been imparted Vocational Training.
 Over 45, 000 people living in surrounding villages have benefited from the social
service activities.
 Around 1,043 beneficiaries have become entrepreneurs and have started earning on
their own.
Awards and Recognition
 Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has been awarded Infraline Energy
Excellence Award 2007 under Corporate Excellence category - Black Diamond
Award for coal sector development on 12th October 2007, at New Delhi.
 The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) received the Indira Gandhi
Vriksha Mitra Award - 2004 for outstanding contributions made in the field of
afforestation and waste land development on 5th June 2007, at New Delhi.
 Environmental Excellence award for 2005-06 from Society for Research and
Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institution (SRISTI), New Delhi.
 Environmental excellence Award from Green Tech Foundation in 2005-06.
 "Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award 2005" from the Institute of
Directors, New Delhi.
 "Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2005" from World Environment
Foundation, New Delhi.
 "National Fly Ash Utilization Award 2005" jointly instituted by the Ministry of
Environment and Forests, Power and Science and Technology, Government of India.
 The Second Best Corporate Film Award 2005 by Public Relations Society of India,
Hyderabad for "Shramika Bandham" a telefilm.
 Three of the fourteen "National Safety Awards (Mines)" instituted by the Directorate
General of Mines Safety, Government of India in 2004 (pertaining to 2001).
 "Best Workers Welfare Activity Award" for 2003-04 by the Federation of Andhra
Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI).
 "Best Overall Performance Award" for 2002-03 by the Federation of Andhra Pradesh
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI).
From climbing hills to conquering mountains - the search for new pinnacles
 At SCCL, peaks are but stepping stones of success. And it is a matter of great pride
that everyone in the company from the workmen to the executives are all dedicated to
take the company to the next plane of excellence.The Company's Vision for strategic
business expansions include:

 MOU with ONGC, to collaborate in areas of Surface Coal Gasification, Coal Bed
Methane and Under Ground Coal Gasification technologies.

 Relationship Agreement with CSIRO, Australia, to share advanced technologies in

UG mining.

 Joint venture partnerships with NTPC and other power utilities in Coal Mining in
India and overseas.2001-2002.

 MOU with CARBON ENERGY Inc., Australia to collaborate in areas of Surface Coal
Gasification, Coal Bed Methane and Under Ground Coal Gasification technologies.

 Consultancy services in exploration and surveying.

The company is also looking forward to meaningful alliances through joint ventures in
the following areas:

 Shaft sinking and high speed tunneling.

 Surface Miners in OC mines for selective mining.

 Continuous Miners in UG mines.

 Coal Production through Longwall equipment for deeper deposits

 Setting up Captive Power Plants.

 Dry de-shaling/de-stoning technology to improve quality of coal.

 Energy conservation systems.

 Highwall Mining to exploit uneconomical deposits of opencast mines.

 Dry de-shaling/de-stoning technology to improve quality of coal.

New benchmarks in production have been created. New heights of productivity have
been scaled. New technologies are being deployed. With innovative management practices
and eco-friendly measures aimed at the welfare of the workmen, there is a new buzz at


To retain our Strategic role of a premier Coal Producing Company in the country and
excel in a competitive business Environment. To strive for Self-reliance by optimum
utilization of existing resources and earn adequate returns on capital employed.

To exploit the available mining blocks with maximum conservation and utmost safety
by adopting suitable technologies and practices and constantly upgrading them against
international benchmarks.

To supply reliable and qualitative coal in adequate quantities and strive to satisfy
customers needs by constantly sharing their experience and customizing our product.

To emerge as a model employer and maintain harmonious industrial relations within

the legal and social framework of the State.

To emerge as a responsible Company through good Corporate Governance, by laying

emphasis on protection of environment & ecology and with due regard for corporate social



To be a role model in protection of environment for sustainable development, SCCL

is committed to implement the best global practices in all its operations through prevention /
mitigation of pollution, proper disposal / recycling of wastes and bringing awareness among
all the stakeholders for continual improvement in environmental performance
Research & Development

To Implement and coordinate consultancy and Science & Technology Projects to

modify, Upgrade and optimise the existing Mining related technologies, envisaging
improvement in Production, Productivity, Safety and Quality.

Disseminate knowledge of innovative mining concepts, to achieve continual

improvement in performance of mining related activities.


 The Singareni Collieries Company Limited has received the prestigious “The
Performance Excellence Award” from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering for
the year 2015. This Award is received by Sri J. Pavithran Kumar, IRS, Director
(Finance) and (PA&W) on behalf of Singareni in 20th CEO's Conference of IIIE held
at Nagpur on 24th June-2016.

 The Singareni Collieries bagged prestigious National Award for Excellence in Cost
Management–2015 in Large Mining PSUs Division. Sri N. Sridhar, IAS, C&MD,
SCCL has received this award from Sri Najib Shah, Chairman of Board of Central
Excise and Customs, in an awards presentation ceremony held in New Delhi on 28-
05-2016 at 8.00pm.

 Sri N Sridhar, IAS, C&MD has received the prestigious State Governments "Best
Management Award" from Sri Naini Narshimha Reddy, Hon'ble Minister for Home &
Labour of Telangana State, in awards giving ceremony organised in connection with
May Day by Ministry of Labour in Ravindra Bharathi on 01.05.2016.

 Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), Hyderabad Chapter has presented four
National awards to the Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) under various
categories viz. 1) Best House Journal Devoted to welfare of employees 2) Best video
production under category "Development Feature" 3) Best Wall Calendar 3rd Prize
and 4) Special Jury Award for "website". Mr.J.Nagaiah, Chief Public Relations
Officer, Mr. M.Satyanarayana, Project Manager (IT), Mr.Ganashankar, Sr.CO and
Mr.K.V.Ramana, PRA received the awards from Mr.T.Harish Rao, Minister for
Irrigation and Legislative Affairs and Chief Guest at the 1st Telanagana State Public
Relations Conference held at Hyderabad on 21st February

 Sri N.Sridhar, IAS, C&MD with "Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service

Award" for the year 2015 at Dubai on 20-Apr-2015. This is awarded to SCCL for
"Processed overburden for utilization as Stowing and Construction Material"

 The Award for "Top Assessee of Central Excise" of Hyderabad Zone has been
conferred on The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. for the year 2013-14 as company
paid Rs 652 crore towards Central Excise and Clean Energy Cess. The Award was
presented at 72nd Annual Day celebration of Central Excise at Hyderabad on
24/2/2015 by Chief Guest, Justice A.Raja Shekar Reddy, Hon.Judge, High Court of
A.P. and received by SCCL.

 e-India 2013 has conferred on SCCL Certificate of Excellence in "ERP

Implementation - Innovative Use of SAP-ERP System - OLTP Data".Award has been
received by Director (Operations) in a function held on 23/07/2013 .

 SCCL entered into MOU on 11.07.2013 with Central Institute of Mining and Fuel
Research (CIMFR) at Dhanbad to avail the technical services including monitoring
and status of method of working, strata management, spontaneous heating and
subsidence related activities on 24x7 basis.

Coal is the world’s most abundant, safe, secure, clean and cost effective fossil fuel.

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is situated in southern part of India

and having its operations in four districts of northern Telangana i.e., Khammam, Karimnagar,
Warangal & Adilabad. SCCL is supplying coal to most of the customers situated in
Telangana and to some extent in southern parts of India and some parts in Maharashtra.
SCCL has produced 62.01 Million tonnes of coal during 2017-18 and has dispatched 64.62
Million Tonnes of coal to various categories of consumers during 2017-18 and has set
production target of 66.06 Million Tonnes for the year 2017-18. SCCL is operating 29
underground mines and 19 Opencast mines to meet the linkage requirements of major power
(66%%), Cement (13.5%), Captive Power (6.6%), Sponge Iron (3.1%) and other customers
SCCL is mainly supplying coal to four major power utilities i.e., NTPC
Ramagundam, T-GENCO power utilities of T.S., Karnataka Power Corporation of Karnataka
and Parli power station of MAHAGENCO. Apart from the above major power utilities,
SCCL is also supplying coal to 57 cement units, 32 captive power plants and 53 sponge iron
units through Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA).

To ensure smooth dispatches, SCCL has established 8 No. of Coal Handling Plants
(CHPs) through which coal is dispatched by Rail / MGR / Rope mode. NTPC Ramagundam
will draw 90% of its requirement through Merry-Go-Round (MGR) dedicated transport
system established by NTPC from Ramagundam OCP-1 and Ramagundam OCP-3 and the
balance requirement through Rail mode from other coal handling plants. Heavy Water Plant
will draw the total requirement from Kondapauram CHP (MNG) through Rope mode.
Cements, Sponge Iron, Captive Power will draw their requirement from the Rail and Road
dispatch points of SCCL.

Coal distribution system in SCCL

SCCL coal distribution system is governed by New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP)
announced by Ministry of Coal (MOC) w.e.f. 18.10.2007.As per NCDP, all major IPPs,
CPPs, Cement, Sponge Iron units have to approach MOC through their nodal Ministry for
allotment of coal. Standing Linkage Committee (Long Term) will consider all such
applications and recommend to coal companies for issue of Letter of Assurance (LOA). On
issue of LOA, the unit holders have to approach the respective coal company along with
commitment guarantee required to be submitted. On receipt of the commitment guarantee, the
coal company has to issue LOA stipulating the time milestones to be achieved for allotment
of coal. On completion of the milestones, the respective unit has to approach the coal
company for commencement of coal supplies.

Apart from the above category units, small and medium scale units have to approach
SCCL through recommendation obtained from Industries dept for allotment of coal. On
receipt of recommendation from Industries dept, SCCL will examine such recommendation
and allocate coal based on the availability. If the 75% quantity recommended is more than
4200 TPA, the unit holder has to sign FSA for commencement of coal supplies and coal
supplies will be as per the commercial terms of FSA.
As per NCDP, all IPPs & CPPs are to be supplied 100% of their normative quantity
and other categories like Cement and Sponge Iron units will be supplied at the rate of 75% of
their normative quantity and accordingly coal companies have to sign FSA for supply of coal.


1. 'Coal' includes anthracite, bituminous coal, lignite, peat and any other form of
carbonaceous matter sold as coal and also cake.

2. 'Coal Controller' means the person appointed by the central Government to hold the post of
coal controller and include the joint coal controller and Deputy coal controller.

3. 'Coaking coal' is such coal as has been declared as coking coal by the erstwhile coal Board
under the coal mines (conservation, safety and development) act, 1952(12 of 1952) or such
coal as has been declared or may be declared or may be declared as coking coal by the central
Government under this order or the coal mines (conservation and development) act, 1974(28
of 1974 and regulations made thereunder.

4. 'Semi -coking coal' and 'weakly coking coal' are such coal as were declared as 'blendable
coal' by the erstwhile coal Board under the coal mines (conservation, safety and
development) act, 1952(12 of 1952) or as may be declared as 'Semi-Coking coal' or 'weakly
coking coal' by the central Government under this order.

5. 'Retention Price' means the price fixed by the central Government in respect of each
colliery owner per tonne of each class, grade or size of coal and coke produced and sold by
such owner.


Prior to 1st January 1985 the SCCL coal was ungraded and the Government of India
decided to extend the coal gradation to SCCL Mines on par with CIL on 1-1-1985. The
Quality Management Department was setup to meet this requirement by the Company

Quality Management Department

The Dept. is headed by Chief GM (Quality Management). This Department has three major
functions, namely
 Quality Management of non-coking coal produced by SCCL with respect to the coal
grades declared as per GOI notification and as per FSA's entered with major
 Analytical function to assess the coal grade as per Useful Heat Value. Analysis of the
mine gases from safety point of view and general analysis of various items as may be
required by the company
 Providing R&D support in related fields like "RAMDARS", "Early Detection of Mine
fires" etc. Advising on washing coal for coal beneficiation etc. by providing technical
knowledge and support


2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
-08 -09 -10 -11 -12 -13 -14 -15 -16 -17 -18

Coal Production 40.6 44.5 50.4 51.3 52.2 53.1 50.4 52.5 60.3 61.3 62.0
(Mill.Tons) 0 4 3 3 1 9 7 4 8 4 1

Coal despatches 41.7 44.4 50.4 50.0 51.4 53.2 47.8 52.6 58.6 60.8 64.6
(Mill.Tons) 9 1 2 5 0 7 9 6 8 4 2

2.63 3.01 3.35 3.59 3.94 3.94 3.86 4.20 4.74 4.75 4.88
all OMS)(T)

140. 184. 247. 216. 209. 175. 170. 262. 310. 315. 392.
72 64 05 96 73 84 29 82 76 00 75

Manpower (as on
31st March of 75,5 70,5 69,0 67,6 66,4 64,6 61,7 58,8 58,4 56,2 5404
that financial 73 86 43 15 66 00 78 37 91 82 3
year ending)

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