Ramgarh Coalfield
Ramgarh Coalfield is located in Jharkhand
Ramgarh Coalfield
Ramgarh Coalfield
Location in Jharkhand
Coordinates23°35′53″N 85°40′34″E / 23.59806°N 85.67611°E / 23.59806; 85.67611Coordinates: 23°35′53″N 85°40′34″E / 23.59806°N 85.67611°E / 23.59806; 85.67611
CompanyCentral Coalfields Limited
Year of acquisition1975

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 of (40 square miles), but the coal is believed to be of inferior quality. A still larger field in the same district is the 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 Ramgarh Coalfield
U: Underground colliery, O: Open Cast colliery, M: Mixed colliery, W: Washery, S: Facility, A: Administrative headquarters, CT: census town, H: historical, religious, tourist centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Ramgarh Coalfield covers an area of 98 square kilometres (38 sq mi) and has total coal reserves of 1,059.20 million tonnes.[2]


Geological reserves in the Ramgarh Coalfield in million tonnes as on 1/4/2010:[3]

Type of Coal Proved Indicated Inferred
Medium coking coal 267.20 87.40 354.60
Semi-coking coal 171.94 431.55 53.45 656.94
Non-coking coal 7.13 26.20 4.60 37.90
Total 446.27 545.15 58.05 1049.47


CCL Operational Area Projects
Rajrappa Area Rajrappa OCP and Rajrappa Washery. The area office is at Rajrappa 829101.[4]
Kuju Area Karma opencast.The area office is at Hesagarha, Kuju 825316.[5]
Non-CCL mines Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation: Sugia, Rauta, Burakhap[6]


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.[7]


  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. ^ 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]
  3. ^ "Inventory of Geological Resource of India Coal" (PDF). CMPDI. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Central Coalfields Limited". Areas - Rajrappa. CCL. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Central Coalfields Limited". Areas - Kuju. CCL. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook Series 21 Part XII A" (PDF). Page 10: Minerals and Mining - Captive Coal Mining Blocks. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2008-08-26.

See also

Ramgarh district