Location in Jharkhand
|Company||Central Coalfields Limited|
|Year of acquisition||1975|
Ramgarh Coalfield are located in Ramgarh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
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), 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.”
Ramgarh Coalfield covers an area of 98 square kilometres (38 sq mi) and has total coal reserves of 1,059.20 million tonnes.
Geological reserves in the Ramgarh Coalfield in million tonnes as on 1/4/2010:
|Type of Coal||Proved||Indicated||Inferred
|Medium coking coal||267.20||87.40||354.60|
|CCL Operational Area||Projects|
|Rajrappa Area||Rajrappa OCP and Rajrappa Washery. The area office is at Rajrappa 829101.|
|Kuju Area||Karma opencast.The area office is at Hesagarha, Kuju 825316.|
|Non-CCL mines||Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation: Sugia, Rauta, Burakhap|
In 1927, Bengal Nagpur Railway opened the 72-mile (116 km) Barkakana-Muri-Chandil line to traffic. In the same year the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Gomoh-Barkakana line. It was extended to Daltonganj in 1929. Later, these lines were amalgamated with East Indian Railway.