To monitor the coal quality, the Coal Ministry has launched UTTAM APP in the presence of coal minister Piyush Goyal. UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal (uttam.coalindia.in).
The Ministry of Coal, in association with the Maharatna PSU Coal India Limited (CIL) developed UTTAM, aims to provide an App for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal across CIL subsidiaries. The App also ensures accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in coal ecosystem. It provides a platform for monitoring of sampling and coal dispatches.
Besides, the App is designed with an aim to make the citizens a stakeholder in the coal ecosystem. UTTAM is an example of leveraging technology to facilitate a bidirectional channel between Coal India Limited and a common citizen. It ensures transparency and efficiency in the coal quality monitoring process and brings coal governance closer to people.
UTTAM is an example of leveraging technology to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring the process to bring coal governance closer to people. Specific benefits of the UTTAM App would be for Subsidiary structure—the information about subsidiary wise declared GCV will help citizens and coal consumers to compare and assess the coal quality coming from a particular mine. It will provide a proper mapping of the declared grade of coal dispatch to the consumers.