National miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) has launched a software named “Spectral Enhancement”(SPE), which will help in identifying thin coal seams under the earth crust and improve assessment of coal resources using seismic survey during coal exploration process. The launch of SPE software assumes significance as the present seismic survey techniques for coal resource exploration have their limitations in identifying the thin coal seams under the earth, which will now be possible as this new software helps in enhancing resolution of seismic signals leading to delineation of thinnest coal seams.
Coal India Ltd’s research and development (R&D) arm Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has developed this first of its kind software in association with Gujrat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and the company will also file for its copyright protection. This ‘Made in India’ software will also help to save time and cost of coal exploration and thus boost the mission of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in coal production. Coal India Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Pramod Agrawal launched the software in presence of the R&D Board of CIL comprising of senior directors of Coal India Ltd and expert members from the reputed organizations and institutions. Coal India Ltd accounts for 80 per cent of India’s coal output.