Jhilimili Coalfield
Jhilimili Coalfield is located in Chhattisgarh
Jhilimili Coalfield
Jhilimili Coalfield
Location in Chhattisgarh
Coordinates23°17′35″N 82°39′22″E / 23.29306°N 82.65611°E / 23.29306; 82.65611Coordinates: 23°17′35″N 82°39′22″E / 23.29306°N 82.65611°E / 23.29306; 82.65611
CompanySouth Eastern Coalfields Limited
Year of acquisition1985

Jhilimili Coalfield is located in Surguja district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.


Jhilimili Coalfield is a part of Central India Coalfields. The latter is spread over the districts of Surguja, Koriya (both in Chhattisgarh), Shahdol and Umaria (both in Madhya Pradesh). There are fourteen coalfields in this group: Korar, Umaria, Johilla, Sohagpur, Sonhat, Jhilimili, Chirimiri, Sendurgarh, Koreagarh, Damhamunda, Panchbahini, Hasdeo-Arand, Lakhanpur and Bishrampur. The group covers an area of about 5,345 square kilometres (2,064 sq mi) with estimated reserves of 15,613.98 million tonnes. The deposits are at a depth of 0–1200 meters. Therefore, extraction is mainly amenable to underground mining except a few blocks in eastern part of these coalfields which have opencast potential.[1]

Jhilimili Coalfield is spread over an area of 180 square kilometres (69 sq mi). Estimated total reserves are 215.31 million tonnes, out of which about half have been indicated to be Grade I.[2] According to the Geological Survey of India, total reserves of non-coking coal (as of 1 January 2004) in Jhilimili Coalfield (up to a depth of 300m) was 267.10 million tonnes.[3]


  1. ^ "Central India Coalfields". Coalfields. South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. Archived from the original on 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ Shri Kamal Sharma, Resource Development in Tribal India, p. 166, 1989, Northern Book Centre, 4221/1 Ansari Road, New Delhi, ISBN 81-85119-57-0
  3. ^ "Coal Resources of India (As on 1.1.2004)" (PDF). Coal Wing, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2011-09-06.