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Coal fields in India

 
 
Coal is an important energy source that fuels up many industrial sectors in India. It is very much needed for industrial development and it has been calculated that around 60 percent of country's total energy comes from coal fields.

India remains the third largest producer of coal all over the world and this may be attributed to the presence of large number of coal mines situated at various parts of our country.

Total production of coal has witnessed a significant improvement in the past few decades due to the availability of resources. Coal fields provide employment to many Indians through coal mining industries which play a vital role in bringing together thousands of people from all corners of our country.

This leads to development of townships in and around coal fields which in turn will lead to betterment of human society. Coal fields are the power source of our nation yet they pose some threat to our natural environment.

The spread of coal fields across the country make the distribution of power easier. Coal fields are located at Godavari valley of Warrangal district in Andhra Pradesh over area of 350 square km's and at makum and mikir hills of Assam.

Rajmahal coal field is situated in bihar and there are number of coal fields situated in chattisgarh such as sohagpur, sonhat, jhilimili and chirimiri. Jharkhand also has few coal fields such as raniganj, jharia, east bokaro and west bokaro.
 

Coal fields

State Coalfield District Company Depth (in metres) Underground (UG) / Opencast(OC) Reserve (in million tonnes) Area (in Sq. Km)
Proved Indicated Inferred Total
Andhra Pradesh 8475.2 6327.73 2657.75 17460.6
Godavari Valley Warrangal Singareni Colliers Company Limited (SCCL) 0 -1200 UG & OC 8475.2 6327.73 2657.75 17460.6 350
Arunachal Pradesh 31.23 40.11 18.89 90.23
Namchik Changlang Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited 0 - 300 OC 31.23 40.11 18.89 90.23
Assam 314.59 26.83 34.01 375.43
Singrimari Dhubri North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 0 2.79 0 2.79 1
Makum Dibrugarh North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 600 UG & OC 304.87 9.85 1.19 315.91 133.4
Dilli-Jeypore Lakhimpur North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 9.03 14.19 30.8 54.02 20
Mikir Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 0.69 0 2.02 2.71
Bihar 0 0 160 160
Rajmahal Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 300 OC 0 0 160 160
Chhattisgarh 9972.8 27035.14 4442.57 41450.5
Sohagpur Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 UG & OC 94.3 10.08 0 104.38 3000
Sonhat Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 1200 199.49 2463.86 1.89 2665.24
Jhilimili Koria South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 228.2 38.9 0 267.1
Chirimiri Koria South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 320.33 10.83 31 362.16
Bisrampur Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 635.57 863.42 0 1498.99
Panchbahini Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 0 11 0 11 12
Hasdeo-Arand Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 600 1183.4 2946.62 842.98 4972.96
Sendurgarh Koria-Korba South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 152.89 126.32 0 279.21
Korba Bilaspur South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 600 4980.6 4304.45 830.18 10115.2 530
Mand-Raigarh Raigarh South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 1200 1812.5 14759.22 2534.33 19106 520
Tatapani-Ramkola Surguja-Koria South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 600 0 1414.6 202.19 1616.79 260
Lakhanpur Surguja South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 OC 365.56 85.84 0 451.4
Jharkhand 36881 31094.03 6338.32 74313.6
Raniganj Dhanbad Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 600 1538.2 466.56 31.55 2036.3
Jharia Dhanbad Bharat Coaking Coal Limited (BCCL) 0 - 1200 15078 4352.49 0 19430.1 450
East Bokaro Bokaro Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 1200 2897 3307.17 863.32 7067.47 208
West Bokaro Bokaro Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 600 3488.1 1482.47 34.42 5004.99 259
Ramgarh Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 600 367.76 545.15 58.05 970.96 98
North Karanpura Hazaribagh Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 1200 8077.8 5917.7 1864.96 15860.4 1230
South Karanpura Hazaribagh Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 1200 2542.2 1985.73 1508.88 6036.79 195
Hutar Palamau Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 600 190.79 26.55 32.48 249.82
Daltongunj Palamau Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 300 83.86 60.1 0 143.96
Deogarh Deogarh Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) 0 - 300 326.24 73.6 0 399.84
Rajmahal Godda Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 600 OC 2078 10593.69 1441.25 14115.9
Madhya Pradesh 7583.5 9259.2 2934.49 19777.2
Johilla Umaria South Eastern coalfields Ltd. (SECL) 0 - 300 185.08 104.09 32.83 322
Umaria Umaria 0 - 300 177.7 3.59 0 181.29
Pench-Kanhan Chhindwara Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) 0 - 600 UG & OC 1376 733.27 316.78 2426.03
Pathakhera Southern Hosangabad  Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) 0 - 600 UG & OC 290.8 88.13 68 446.93
Gurgunda 0 - 300 0 47.39 0 47.39
Mohpani Chhindwara 0 - 300 7.83 0 0 7.83
Sohapur Shahdol 0 - 1200 1567.9 2732.64 197.7 4498.25
Singrauli Sidhi Northern Coalfields Ltd. (NCL) 0 - 1200 OC 3978.2 5550.09 2319.18 11847.5
Maharashtra 4855.7 2821.66 1992.17 9669.53
Wardha Valley Chandrapur Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) 0 -1200 UG & OC 2944.4 1258.48 1466.73 5669.63
Kamptee Nagpur Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) 0 - 1200 1276.1 1079.23 505.44 2860.81
Umrer Nagpur Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) 0 - 300 308.41 0 0 308.41
Nand - Bander 0 - 1200 316.73 483.95 0 800.68
Bokhara Nagpur 0 - 300 10 0 20 30
Meghalaya 117.83 40.89 300.71 459.43
West Darangiri Garo Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 93.31 33.69 0 127 47
Balphakram-Pendengu Garo Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 0 0 107.03 107.03 13
Siju Garo Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 0 0 125 125 11
Langrin Khasi Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 11.34 7.2 31.46 50
Mawlong Shelia Khasi Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 2.17 0 3.83 6 8
Khasi Hills Khasi Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 0 0 7.09 7.09
Bapung Jaintia Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 UG 11.01 0 22.65 33.66 36
Jayanti Hills Jaintia Hills North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) UG 0 0 3.65 3.65
Nagaland 3.43 1.35 15.16 19.94
Borjan Mon North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 3.43 1.35 5.22 10
Jhanzi-Disai Mokokchung North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 0 0 2.08 2.08
Tiensang Konya North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 0 0 1.26 1.26
Tiru Valley Mon North Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (NECL) 0 - 300 0 0 6.6 6.6
Orissa 17465 30239.15 14295.6 61999.3
Ib-River Sambalpur Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) 0 - 600 UG & OC 5153.5 10027.33 7183.33 22364.1
Talcher Dhenkanal Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) 0 - 1200 UG & OC 12311 20211.82 7112.23 39635.2
Uttar Pradesh 765.98 295.82 0 1061.8
Singrauli Sonbhadra Northern Coalfields Ltd. (NCL) 0 - 300 OC 765.98 295.82 0 1061.8
West Bengal 11454 11810.16 5070.7 28334.8
Raniganj Burdwan Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 1200 UG & OC 11340 7738.93 4443.91 23522.6 1530
Barjora Bunkura Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 300 114.27 0 0 114.27 40
Birbhum Birbhum Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 1200 0 4071.23 611.79 4683.02
Darjeeling Darjeeling Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) 0 - 300 0 0 15 15
 

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