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सिंगरेनी कोलियरीज कंपनी लिमिटेड
|Type||State Government Corporation|
mining of hard coal
|Founded||23 December 1920|
|Headquarters||Kothagudem, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, & Ramagundam Telangana|
|350 km of Pranahita - Godavari Valley of Telangana State, Covering 6 Districts|
|Shri. N.Sridhar, IAS (Chairman & MD) since 2015|
|Products||Coal Mining & Power|
|Owner||Ministry of Energy, Government of Telangana|
Number of employees
The Singareni Collieries Company Limited or SCCL is a government-owned-coal mining corporation in India. It is under the ownership of Department of Energy, Government of Telangana. The Union Government's administration of the company is through the 49% ownership held by Ministry of Coal. SCCL is currently operating 45 mines where 20 opencast and 25 underground mines in 6 districts of Telangana (erstwhile 4 districts of AP) with a manpower around 45,079 as of Nov. 2020. SCCL is contributing 9.2% in the all India Domestic Production. Since inception (1889) 1.36 BT of Coal is extracted by SCCL and it has proved reserves of 10.84 BT.
In the year 1871, NIZAM's Ruled Dr.William King of the Geological Survey of India discovered coal near Yellandu in Khammam district and one of the important coal seams bore his name. He named the upper seam of the coal as Queen seam and the lower seam as King seam. The Hyderabad (Deccan) Company Limited incorporated in England acquired mining rights in 1886 to exploit coal found in Yellandu area. The present Company was incorporated on 23 December 1920 under the Hyderabad Companies Act as a public limited company with the name 'The Singareni Collieries Company Limited' (SCCL). It acquired all the assets and liabilities of the Hyderabad (Deccan) Co. Ltd. Best & Co., acted as Secretaries and Selling Agents. The State of Hyderabad purchased majority shares of the Company in 1945. From 1945 to 1949, the Hyderabad Construction Co., Ltd., was acting as Managing Agent. In 1949 this function was entrusted to Industrial Trust Fund by the then Government of Hyderabad. The controlling interest of the Company devolved on the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1956 pursuant to the reorganization of States. Thus, the SCCL became a Government Company under the Companies Act in 1956.
It is named after the village Singareni in khammam district, Telangana where the coal mines are first noticed . The manner of extending financial assistance for expansion of SCCL by the Govt. of A.P., and the Govt. of India during V plan period was agreed upon in the Four party Agreement executed on 10 June 1974. Subsequently, the Govt. of India decided to control its equity directly in SCCL. Accordingly, agreement was concluded on 13 December 1977. The SCCL, the Government of A.P., the Government of India and Coal India Limited were parties to the agreement. These two agreements are popularly called quadripartite agreements.
For financial and other assistance during VI, VII, VIII, IX & X Plan periods, separate agreements were executed on 31 March 1985, 10 February 1989, 24 September 1994, 11 January 2002, 19 October 2004 and 11 June 2010 between the Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and SCCL. These agreements are called tripartite agreements.
The company's accredited function is to explore and exploit the coal deposits in the Godavari valley coalfield, which is the only repository of coal in South India. Mining activities of SCCL are presently spread over six districts of Telangana Viz., Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Peddapalli district, Jayashankar Bhupalpalli, Bhadradri Kothagudem and Khammam Districts
The studies of Geological Survey of India attribute as much as 22,016 million tonnes of coal reserves in the Godavari valley coalfield. The inventory covers up to a depth of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) and it includes reserves proved, indicated as well as inferred.
The coal extracted by SCCL in the Godavari valley coalfield up to the year 2009-10 was about 929.11 million tonnes.
SCCL is a pioneer in India in introduction of new technologies.
|2020||300 MW Captive Solar Power Plants||Started generating Solar Power for Captive use|
|2016||2 X 600 MW Thermal Power Plant||First Government Coal Company generating Thermal Power for Commercial use|
|2014||High Capacity LW at Adriyala|
|2010||High Wall Mining|
|2011||Processed Over Burden started at Bhupalpally||Used as stowing material in the UG Mines as an alternate of scarce of River sand.
Achieved "Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award" in 2015 at Dubai.
|2009||Light Weight Cap Lamps||Implemented in all UG mines|
|2008||Diesel Operated UG Machinery|
|2008||ERP (SAP)||First Government Coal Company to introduce SAP|
|2007||3D Laser Scanner||Used for mine surveying|
|2003||Phasing Out Manual Coal filling launched|
|2002||Man-Riding System in Conventional Mines||To reduce travelling time and fatigue of workmen.|
|1994||In-pit Crushing and Conveying|
|1989||French Blasting Gallery Method|
|1983||Long Wall Mining|
|1981||Load Haul Dumpers and Headers|
|1979||Side Discharge Loaders|
|1975||Open Cast Mining|
|1954||Flame Proof Electric Equipment|
|1953||Electric Cap Lamps|
|1951||Electric Coal drills|
|1948||Machine Mining (Joy loader and Shuttle cars)|
Coal Production, Coal dispatch and OB removal of SCCL
|Year||Production (MT)||Coal Dispatch (MT)||OB Removal (M.Cu.Mt)||No. of Employees|
(SDL & LHD)
Continuous Miner RH,
HW Bolter Miner)
|UG (Total)||OC (Total)||Total|
More than 80% of SCCL coal production is between G9 to G17.
|% in Total||Grade||GCV in
|% in Total|
|G1||Above 7000||-||G10||4301 - 4600||17.5|
|G2||6701 - 7000||-||G11||4001 - 4300||18.7|
|G3||6401 - 6700||-||G12||3701 - 4000||3.0|
|G4||6101 - 6400||-||G13||3401 - 3700||18.7|
|G5||5801 - 6100||1.5||G14||3101 - 3400||4.3|
|G6||5501 - 5800||-||G15||2801 - 3100||4.8|
|G7||5201 - 5500||10.1||G16||2501 - 2800||1.4|
|G8||4901 - 5200||6.6||G17||2201 - 2500||0.6|
|G9||4601 - 4900||12.5||UG||Below 2200||0.4|
The SCCL mode of transport of coal is through Rail (NGSR)65%, MGR 15% (Merigold Rail), Road 19% and through Rope 1%.
A 3rd party sampling: It is introduced from 28.07.2016 first with NTPC. The CIMFR is the third party agency all SCCL dispatch points and now presently it is implemented with all power consumers.
Washing of Coal: 3 washeries with 1MTPA capacity each in operation. Two more coal washeries with 7 MTPA total capacity are in pipeline.
2 X 600 MW Singareni Thermal power Plant at Jaipur, Mancherial district
Unit-1 COD at 25.09.2016 and Unit-2 COD at 02.12.2016
SCCL is planning to open 14 mines (6 new Underground mines and 8 opencast mines) with a capacity addition of 52.37 MT in next 5 years.
|Sl.No||New Project||OC/UG||Capacity in MTPA|
|1||Kasipet- 2 incline||UG||0.470|
|4||Rampuram Shaft Block||UG||1.400|
|5||KTK-3 Incline with LW||UG||1.000|
|6||Expansion of KTK-5 Incline with LW||UG||0.700|
|8||KOC - III||OC||3.600|
|10||KTK OC-III Project||OC||2.500|
|12||GDK - 10 OC||OC||5.000|
|13||Naini Block (Odisha)||OC||10.00|
New mines which are opened in past 5 Years
|Year||No. of Mines||Total rated capacity (MTPA)||Name of the projects|
|2017 - 18||3||13.50||JVR OCII
|2015-16||1||2.00||RG OC III Exp. Ph-2|
|2014-15||1||2.81||Adriyala Shaft Project|
SCCL has a vision for 2023–24 to reach:
SCCL offering profit share to miners, which began in 1999–2000 with 10% bonus.
|Year||Company Profit after Tax
|Profit Share as Bonus
|1||1921 - 1934||Sir Gordon Fraser, OBE||Chairperson (CP)|
|2||1934 - 1942||Mr. L. C. Croslegh||CP|
|3||1942 - 1945||Sir Robert Denniston, OBE||CP|
|4||1946||Mr. Zahid Husain, C. I. E.||CP|
|5||1947||Nawab Liakat Jung Bahadur||CP|
|6||1948||Nawab Moin Nawaz Jung Bahadur||CP|
|7||1948 - 1949||Mr. D. R. Pradhan, I. C. S.||CP|
|8||1949 - 1952||Mr. C. V. S. Rao, C. I. E.||CP|
|9||1952 - 1956||Dr. G. S. Melkote||CP||M.B.B.S.|
|10||1956 - 1957||Mr. K. Venkata Rao||CP||PUC|
|11||1957 - 1958||Mr. S. J. Tarapore||CP|
|12||1959||Mr. P. M. Nayak, I.C.S.||CP||BSc|
|13||1959||Mr. R. Prasad, I.C.S.||CP|
|14||1960||Mr. R. S. Krishnaswamy, I.C.S.||CP||M. A.|
|15||1961||Mr. P. M. Nayak, I.C.S.||CP||BSc|
|16||1962 - 1964||Mr. M. P. Pai, I.C.S.||CP|
|17||1964 - 1972||Mr. V. K. Rao, I.C.S.||CP|
|18||1972 - 1974||Mr. K. I. Vidyasagar, I. A. S.||Chairperson-cum-
|19||1974 - 1978||Mr. B. N. Raman, I. A. S.||CMD|
|20||1979 - 1981||Mr. C. N. Sastry, I. A. S.||CMD|
|21||1981 - 1982||Mr. S. Santhanam, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|22||1982||Mr. P. K. Doraiswamy, I. A. S.||CMD||BSc (Hons., Madras)|
|23||1982 - 1983||Mr. A. Valliappan, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|24||1983 - 1984||Mr. K. M. Ahmad, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|25||1984 - 1987||Mr. G. P. Rao, I. A. S.||CMD||BSc|
|26||1987 - 1990||Mr. V. Govindarajan, I. A. S.||CMD||B. A. (Hons.)|
|27||1990 - 1992||Mr. A. Valliappan, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|28||1992||Mr. R. V. Krishnan, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|29||1992 - 1996||Mr. P. P. Williams, I. A. S.||CMD||MSc (Andhra)|
|30||1996||Mr. M. C. Mahapatra, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A.|
|31||1996||Mr. P. V. Bhide, I. A. S.||CMD||M. B. A.|
|32||1997 - 2001||Mr. A. P. V. N. Sarma, I. A. S.||CMD||B. E. (REC)|
|33||2001 - 2006||Mr. R. H. Khwaja, I. A. S.||CMD||M. A. (Aligarh)|
|34||2006 - 2012||Mr. S. Narsing Rao, I. A. S.||CMD||MSc (Osmania)|
|35||2012 - 2014||Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, I. A. S.||CMD||BSc (Calcutta)|
|36||2015 - present||Mr. N. Sridhar, I. A. S.||CMD||B. E.|
The company is involved in coal extraction in Telangana, in the Pranahita-Godavari Valley region, which has significant coal reserves, estimated at 8.79 billion tonnes. Ramagundam is one of the most important divisions of the Singareni Collieries Company. There are three divisions (RG-1, RG-2 and RG-3) and Adriyala project area in Ramagundam region. Each division is headed by a General Manager.
Singareni Collieries has established a thermal power plant of 1,200 MW (2 X 600 MW) in the town of Jaipur in the Srirampur region in Mancherial district. There is a proposal to establish one more 800 MW unit at the Jaipur power plant. SCCL has planned for a 300 MW Solar Power Plant for its captive use in its coal mining areas.
The Coal Mines Provident Fund Head Offices are located at Kothagudem, Ramagundam, Godavarikhani and Hyderabad, serving the needs of 4 regions.