Singareni Collieries Company
The Singareni Collieries Company Limited or SCCL is a government-owned coal mining company in India. One of the public sector undertakings, the company is jointly owned by the Telangana government (51 percent) and the Union Government (49 percent). The Union Government's administration of the company is through the Ministry of Coal. SCCL is currently operating 48 mines where 19 opencast and 29 underground mines in 6 districts of Telangana (erstwhile 4 districts of AP) with a manpower around 53,439 as of April 2018. 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.
ది సింగరేణి కాలరీస్ కంపెనీ లిమిటెడ్
सिंगरेनी कोलियरीज कंपनी लिमिटेड
|Public sector undertaking|
|Founded||1920 December 23|
|Headquarters||Kothagudem, Bhadradri district, Telangana|
|350KM of Pranahita - Godavari Valley of Telangana State, Covering 6 Districts|
|Shri. N.Sridhar ,IAS (Chairman & MD) since 2015|
|Products||Coal Mining & Power|
Number of employees
- 1 History
- 2 The Mile Stones of SCCL in introducing New Technologies
- 3 Production & Dispatch
- 4 New mines in near future
- 5 Profit Sharing to miners
- 6 Succession of Adminstrators
- 7 Awards and recognition
- 8 Operations
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
In the year 1871, 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.
The Mile Stones of SCCL in introducing New TechnologiesEdit
SCCL is a pioneer in India in introduction of new technologies.
|2016||2 X 600 MW Thermal Power Plant||First Government Coal Company generating 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)|
Production & DispatchEdit
Coal Production, Coal dispatch and OB removal of SCCL
|Year||Production (MT)||Coal Dispatch (MT)||OB Removal (M.Cu.Mt)||No. of Employees|
Coal Production Technology WiseEdit
(SDL & LHD)
Continuous Miner RH,
HW Bolter Miner)
|UG (Total)||OC (Total)||Total|
Coal Production in Grade-WiseEdit
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|
Coal off-take Sector WiseEdit
The SCCL mode of transport of coal is through Rail 65%, MGR 15% (Merigold Rail), Road 19% and through Rope 1%.
Quality of CoalEdit
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.
Unit-1 COD at 25.09.2016 and Unit-2 COD at 02.12.2016
New mines in near futureEdit
SCCL is planning to open 13 mines (6 new Underground mines and 7 opencast mines) with a capacity addition of 32.37 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 openedEdit
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 Future TargetsEdit
SCCL has a vision for 2023-24 to reach the production & Dispatches to 85.00 MT and OB Removal to 600 MCuM and Gross sales to 34,000 Crores and Profit to 2500 Crores and Power generation to 2500MW.
Profit Sharing to minersEdit
SCCL offering profit share to miners, which began in 1999-2000 with 10% bonus.
|Year||Company Profit after Tax
|Profit Share as Bonus
Succession of AdminstratorsEdit
|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||B. Sc.|
|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||B. Sc.|
|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||B. Sc. (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||B. Sc.|
|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||M. Sc. (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||M. Sc. (Osmania)|
|35||2012 - 2014||Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, I. A. S.||CMD||B. Sc. (Calcutta)|
|36||2015 - present||Mr. N. Sridhar, I. A. S.||CMD||B. E.|
Awards and recognitionEdit
- India's Best Company Award
- "Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2018" from Enterprise Award.
- "National award for excellence in Cost Management in 2016 in Large Mining PSUs Division" from the institute of Cost Accounts of India.
- "Golden Peacock Innovative Product/ Service Award 2015".
- 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 5 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).
- "Best Management Award" for 2001-02 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The company is involved in coal extraction in Telangana, in the Pranahita-Godavari Valley region, which has significant coal reserves, with proven geological reserves estimated at 8,791 million tonnes. Ramagundam is one of most important division of singareni collieries company. There are three divisions ( RG-1, RG-2, 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 Jaipur of Srirampur region in Mancherial district. There is a proposal to establish one more 600 MW unit at Jaipur power plant. COAL MINES PROVIDENT FUND Head office is located at Hyderabad serving needs to 4 regions.
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- Civil List of the Indian Administrative Service, Volume 17, 1972, p.2.
- E. V. Ram Reddi (Compiled), Report of Enquiry Into Certain Transactions of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Volume 1, Government Secretariat Press, Hyderabad, 1983, p.69.
- Link, Volume 26, Issue 4, 1984, p.32.
- ER sheet of S. Santhanam.
- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
- The Civil List of the Indian Administrative Service, Volume 28, 1983, p.5.
- ER sheet of A. Valliappan.
- India Today, Volume 9, Issues 1-12, 1984, p.67.
- ER Sheet of K.M.Ahmad.
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- ER Sheet of G. P. Rao.
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- ER sheet of M. C. Mahapatra.
- NOCIL Limited, Notice of AGM, 2019.
- Dattatreyulu Jammalamadaka, Mining Ideas and Coal: Journey with Singareni, Notion Books, Chennai, 2015.
- Advisors to Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
- Moid Siddiqui, R. H. Khwaja, The Acrobatics of Change: Concepts, Techniques, Strategies and Execution, Sage, New Delhi, 2008.
- R.H. Khwaja takes over as Director-General of ASCI, The Hindu, January 3, 2017.
- Osmania Universitym Distinguished Alumni.
- N. Sridhar the new CMD of SCCL, The Hindu, Hyderabad, December 30, 2014.
- SCCL Bagged Golden Peacock Awards 2015.