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'Made in India' e-dumper put into trial by Coal India

Published on December 29, 2018
Coal India for the first time, has started using an indigenously-made, 205-tonne electric dumper, a critical piece of equipment in mining.
'Made in India' e-dumper put into trial by Coal India
  • This indigenously-made dumper has been developed by state-owned BEML.
  • Coal India has put this electric dumper on a trial in Northern Coalfields' Amlohri coal mine.
  • This indigenously-made dumper is the biggest one deployed by Northern Coalfields limited.
  • This indigenously-made dumper is expected to increase competition among suppliers, bring down costs and improve the availability of spares.

How the successful trail can give a boost to Make in India?

  • The successful trial will enable BEML to participate in tenders for higher capacity dumpers floated by Coal India.
  • Northern Coalfields limited has already floated one such tender and the Eastern Coalfield limited is in the process of floating tender for 10 dumpers.
  • The dumper market in India is captured by Russia's Belaz, Tata Hitachi and Caterpillar. 
  • But these dumpers come at prices upwards of Rs 15 crore.

About Make in India:

  • 'Make in India' campaign aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property & build best in class manufacturing infrastructure in India. 
  • The initiative aims to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
  • The initiative focuses on creating jobs in 25 sectors.

Question:

Q. Which company for the first time, has started using an indigenously-made, 205-tonne electric dumper, a critical piece of equipment in mining?
a. Rural Electrification Corporation
b. Coal India
c. Power Grid
d. NTPC
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