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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

285862 million tonnes coal reserves estimated in India

Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011

As per Geological Survey of India, as on April 1st 2011, a total of 285,862 million tonnes of geological resources (coking coal 33.47 billion tonnes and non-coking coal 252.40 billion tonnes) of coal have so far been estimated in India up to the maximum depth of 1200 meter.

The assessed coal resources are broadly categorized as coking and non coking coal only. However, grade wise assessment is not done.

Grade wise details are worked out at the time of projectization of coal reserves.

So far 195 mining rights (Coal blocks) have been given to different public and private sector companies. Out of these 195 coal blocks, 84 blocks with a coal reserve of about 22 billion tonnes have been given to government companies and 111 blocks with a reserve of 22.15 billion tonnes including 12 blocks for Ultra Mega Power Projects with 4.8 billion tonnes of coal reserve have been given to private sector companies.

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