Uttam app for coal quality monitoring launched | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Uttam app for coal quality monitoring launched

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Aiming to ensure accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in coal ecosystem, Union Ministry of Railways and Coal has launched UTTAM app for coal quality.
UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal (uttam.coalindia.in). The app offers a platform for monitoring of sampling and coal dispatches. The App is designed with an aim to make the citizens a stakeholder in the coal ecosystem. UTTAM is an example of leveraging technology to facilitate a bidirectional channel between Coal India Limited and a common citizen. It ensures transparency and efficiency in the coal quality monitoring process and brings coal governance closer to people.
The benefits of the UTTAM App would be divided into subsidiary structure and coal consumer portal. Information about the subsidiary wise will help citizens and coal consumers to compare and assess the coal quality coming from a particular mine. It will provide a proper mapping of declared grade of coal dispatch to the consumers. Coal consumer would give detailed information for coal consumers regarding the Third Party Sampling parameters. The App will give access for monitoring coal quality to individual coal consumers.

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