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Location of coal mines and coal repositories (Relevant for GS Prelims)

State-wise number of working coal mines across the country, State/UT-wise is given below:

(Just see table for reference but don’t learn it)

Sl. No.

State

Number of working coal mines

1

West Bengal

75

2

Jharkhand

140

3

MP

70

4

UP

4

5

Chhattisgarh

57

6

Maharashtra

60

7

Odisha

29

8

Assam

4

9

Telangana

47

10

Jammu & Kashmir

4

11

Meghalaya

3

 

Total

493

New coal resources are continuously explored mainly through regional exploration. The State-wise details of Regional exploration done in coal sector during 2016-17 is given below. The extraction from these blocks will start after completing detailed exploration and obtaining required clearances which will take about 70 months.

(Learn this table)

State

Coalfield

West Bengal

Raniganj

MP

Singrauli

MP

Sohagpur

Chattisgarh

Bishrampur

Nagaland

Melak-Tsurang Valley

(Adapted from pib)

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