How many coal fields are in India?

How many total coal mines are in India as on date?

CIL is the largest coal producing company in the world. It produced 536.51 MT (million tonne) coal during FY 2015–16. Coal India operates through 83 mining areas in 8 states of India. As on 1 April 2015, it has 430 coal mines out of which 175 are open cast, 227 are underground and 28 are mixed mines.

Who is current coal minister of India?

The portfolio is held by Cabinet Minister Pralhad Joshi.

Ministry of Coal.

Agency overview
Jurisdiction Republic of India
Headquarters Ministry of Coal, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi, India.
Annual budget ₹770.91 crore (US$100 million) (2018-19 est.)
Minister responsible Pralhad Joshi, Cabinet Minister

Who is the first coal mine in India?

Raniganj is the first coal mine in India. Coal mining in India first started in the Raniganj Coalfield. In 1774, John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of the British East India Company found coal near Ethora, presently in Salanpur community development block.

Which state ranks first in coal?

1. Jharkhand – 83.15 billion tonnes. Located in north-east India, the state of Jharkhand top the list of India’s coal reserves — at more than 26% — and production.

Which region in India is the richest in coal?

The Damodar valley is rich in coal & it is also known as the prime core of coking coal in India.

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