Government Launches CMSMS and Mobile App 'Khan Prahari'

Published on July 07, 2018
A step to prevent unauthorized mining activities. The Union Ministry of Coal has launched Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and mobile application ‘Khan Prahari’.
Government Launches CMSMS and Mobile App 'Khan Prahari'

Who has developed CMSMS & Khan Prahari?

  • The CMSMS and the Khan Prahari mobile app have been developed by CMPDI, Ranchi a Subsidiary of CIL and Bhaskarcharya Institute of Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG).

What is the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS)?

  • The CMSMS is a web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be detected.
  • Its objective is reporting, monitoring and taking suitable action on unauthorised coal mining activities.
  • The basic platform used in the system is of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeiTY) map which provides village level information.
  • The leasehold boundary of all coal mines are displayed on this map.
  • The system uses satellite data to detect changes by which unauthorised mining activity extending beyond allotted lease area can be stopped by taking suitable action.
  • It also uses information provided by responsible citizens using smartphones using Khan Prahari mobile app.

About the Khan Prahari mobile application:

  • It is a tool used for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc.
  • By using this app, one can upload geo-tagged photographs of incident along with textual information directly to the system.
  • It uses both satellite data and human information to capture information on unauthorised mining activities.
  • Once incident is reported through this app, information will be automatically directed to nodal officers to take suitable action on those activities.
  • The complainant can also track his complaint through it without his identity being revealed.

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