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Bharat Coking Coal Limited
TypePublic sector undertaking
Government-owned
IndustryCoal
Founded1972
HeadquartersDhanbad, India
Area served
Jharkhand, West Bengal
Key people
Sri P. M. Prasad, CMD
ProductsCoal
Number of employees
41,677
WebsiteBCCL Website

Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarters in Dhanbad and Kolkata, India.[1] It was incorporated in January, 1972 to operate coking coal mines (214 in number) operating in the Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields and was taken over by the Government of India on 16 October 1971.

BCCL contributes 50% of total prime coking coal requirement of steel sector.[2] Company operates 36 coal mines, which include eleven underground, sixteen open cast & nine mixed mines in year 2020. Company runs eight coal washeries and four are under construction. Mines are grouped into thirteen area for administratisation.

BCCL is the major producer of prime coking coal (raw and washed) in India. Medium coking coal is produced in its mines in Mohuda and Barakar areas. In addition to production of hard coke, BCCL operates washeries, sand gathering plants, a network of aerial ropeways for transport of sand, and a coal bed methane-based power plant in Moonidih.

Operating Area

A broad area-wise distribution of coalmines of Bharat Coking Coal Limited is given below:[3][failed verification]

Operational Area Collieries
Barora Area Muraidih, Phularitand, Damoda, Madhuband
Block-II Area Block-II, Jamunia OCP
Govindpur Area Kharkhari, Jogidih, Maheshpur, Amalgamated Block-IV Govindpur Colliery, New Akashkinari Colliery, Tetuliya, Dharmabandh, South Govindpur

Note: All the linked Area pages provide relevant details of the collieries and carry maps indicating the location of the collieries

Central Hospital Dhanbad (CHD)

Central Hospital, Dhanbad situated at Jagjivan Nagar comes under direct administrative control of BCCL and managed by Medical Department of BCCL. The hospital is 650 bedded tertiary clinic with many specialties and super-specialties branches and one of the largest among all Hospitals operated by Coal India Limited. It primarily caters to residents and employees of BCCL. The hospital also operates a College of Nursing from its campus.

See also

References

  1. ^ Anindita Ghose (22 June 2012). "The dark ages". Livemint. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ "BCCL".
  3. ^ "Area". Bharat Coking Coal Limited. Retrieved 4 July 2021. ((cite web)): Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)