East Bokaro Coalfield
Location
East Bokaro Coalfield is located in Jharkhand
East Bokaro Coalfield
East Bokaro Coalfield
Location in Jharkhand
StateJharkhand
CountryIndia
Coordinates23°48′N 85°45′E / 23.800°N 85.750°E / 23.800; 85.750Coordinates: 23°48′N 85°45′E / 23.800°N 85.750°E / 23.800; 85.750
Owner
CompanyCentral Coalfields Limited
WebsiteCentral Coalfields
Year of acquisition1975

East Bokaro Coalfield is located in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Overview

In 1917, L.S.S. O’Malley described the coalfields in the upper reaches of the Damodar as follows: “Near the western boundary of Jharia field is that of Bokaro, covering 220 square miles (570 km2), with an estimated content of 1,500 million tons; close by… is the Ramgarh field 40 square miles (100 km2), in which, however, coal is believed to be of inferior quality. A still larger field in the same district is that called Karanpura, which extends over 544 square miles (1,410 km2) and has an estimated capacity of 9,000 million tons.”[1]

The Coalfield

Collieries in the CCL Bokaro and Kargali Area and CCL Dhori Area (both in East Bokaro Coalfield)
U: Underground colliery, O: Open Cast colliery, M: Mixed colliery, W: Washery, S: F: Facility, A: Administrative headquarters
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Collieries in the CCL Kathara Area (East Bokaro Coalfield)
U: Underground colliery, O: Open Cast colliery, M: Mixed colliery, W: Washery, S: Facility, A: Administrative headquarters
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

The Bokaro coalfield lies between 23°45' and 23°50' North latitude and 85°30' and 86°03' East longitude. It spreads 65 km (40 mi) from east to west and 10–16 km (6.2–9.9 mi) from north to south. Bokaro West and Bokaro East are two subdivisions of the field, separated almost in the middle by Lugu Hill (height 960.9 m, 3,153 ft).[2]

Bokaro River passes through the West Bokaro and East Bokaro coalfields.[3][4]

East Bokaro Coalfield covers an area of 208 square kilometres (80 sq mi) and has total coal reserves of 4,473.66 million tonnes.[5]

Reserves

Geolological reserves in East Bokaro Coalfield in million tonnes as on 1/4/2010:[6]

Type of Coal Proved Indicated Inferred
(exploration)
Total
Medium coking coal 3247.80 3805.60 863.32 7916.72
Non-coking coal 104.07 62.50 0 166.57
Total 3351.87 3868.10 863.32 8083.29

Projects

CCL Operational Area Projects
B&K Area Bokaro open cast, Kargali open cast, Kargali underground, Karo opencast, Karo underground, Khas Mahal opencast, Khas Mahal underground, Karo Special underground, Kargali Washery[7]
Dhori Area Amlo opencast, Dhori open cast, Selected Dhori Quarry No. I open cast, Selected Dhori Quarry No. III open cast, New Selected Dhori underground, Dhori Khas underground[8]
Kathara Area Kathara open cast, Jarangdih opencast, Jarangdih underground, Sawang opencast/ underground, Govindpur underground, Kathara Washery, Swang Washery[9]
Non-CCL mines DVC Bermo colliery

Transport

In 1927, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Barkakana–Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh line. It was extended to Daltonganj in 1929. Later these lines were amalgamated with East Indian Railway.[10]

References

  1. ^ L.S.S. O’Malley, Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, Sikkim, p.87, Cambridge University Press, 1917 (paper back 2011) ISBN 978-1-107-60064-5
  2. ^ S.M. Casshyap. "A Reflectance Study of Certain Coals from the Bokaro Coalfield, Bihar" (PDF). University of Aligarh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. ^ "Water pollution in Bokaro River". Supreme Court. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  4. ^ "The real face of the Tatas: a Tata rap sheet". Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  5. ^ Prasoon Kumar Singh, Gurdeep Singh and Brajendra Kumar Tiwary. "Critical Evaluation of Geo-Environmental Scenario of Damodar River Basin, Inia" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-08-26.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Inventory of Geological Resource of India Coal" (PDF). CMPDI. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Central Coalfields Limited". Areas – Bokaro & Kargali. CCL. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Central Coalfields Limited". Areas – Dhori. CCL. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Central Coalfields Limited". Areas – Kathara. CCL. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2008-08-26.