Bharat Coking Coal
|Type||Public sector undertaking
|Area served||Jharkhand, West Bengal|
|Key people||Tapas Kumar Lahiry, CMD|
Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarters in Dhanbad, India. It was incorporated in January, 1972 to operate coking coal mines (214 in number) operating in the Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields, taken over by the government of India on 16th Oct, 1971.
The company operates 81 coal mines which include 40 underground, 18 opencast and 23 mixed mines at April 2010. The company also runs six coking coal washeries, two non-coking coal washeries, one captive power plant (2 by 10 megawatt), and five by-product coke plants. The mines are grouped into 13 areas for administration purposes.
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.
Bharat Coking Coal Limited gave an annual coal production of around 30 million tonnes in 2010-11 with a profit of INR 1094 crores. The company is under checks by the BIFR (Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction) due to the losses incurred by it in previous years. It has a manpower of about 67,900.
There are 12 areas in BCCL:
|Area No 1||Barora Area|
|Area No 2||Block II Area|
|Area No 3||Govindpur Area|
|Area No 4||Katras Area|
|Area No 5||Sijua Area|
|Area No 6||Kusunda Area|
|Area No 7||Putkee Balihari Area|
|Area No 8||Western Jharia Area|
|Area No 9||Bastacolla Area|
|Area No 10||Lodna Area|
|Area No 11||Eastern Jharia Area|
|Area No 12||Chanch / Victoria Area|
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