Bharat Coking Coal

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Bharat Coking Coal
Type Public sector undertaking
Government-owned
Industry Coal
Headquarters Dhanbad, India
Area served Jharkhand, West Bengal
Key people Tapas Kumar Lahiry, CMD
Products Coal
Website BCCL Website

Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarters in Dhanbad, India.[1] 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.

Current situation[edit]

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 manpowe r of about 67,900.

Administrative areas[edit]

There are 12 areas in BCCL:

Administrative area Name
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anindita Ghose (22 June 2012). "The dark ages". Livemint. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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