The Ministry of Coal has announced the commencement of star rating registration process of coal and lignite mines for 2022-23.
The star rating policy aims to evaluate mines based on various factors across seven key parameters namely, mining operations, environment-related parameters, adoption of technologies, best mining practices, economic performance, rehabilitation and resettlement, worker-related compliance and safety and security. This year’s notification for registration of all coal and lignite mines for the star rating program was issued on May 30, 2023 and star rating portal for registration was opened on June 1, 2023. Up to June 19, 2023, 376 mines have already applied for participation. The ministry is anticipating even more mines to register as the portal will remain open for registration until June 30, 2023.