Ramgarh Coalfield

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Ramgarh Coalfield
Location
Ramgarh Coalfield is located in Jharkhand
Ramgarh Coalfield
Ramgarh Coalfield
Location in Jharkhand
State Jharkhand
Country India
Coordinates 23°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
Owner
Company Central Coalfields Limited
Website http://ccl.gov.in/
Year of acquisition 1975
For disambiguation, see Ramgarh.

Ramgarh Coalfield are located in Ramgarh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Overview[edit]

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.”[1]

The Coalfield[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

In 1927, Bengal Nagpur Railway opened the 72-mile (116 km) Chandil-Barkakana section 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.[3]Once the Koderma-Hazaribagh-Barkakana line is completed (expected in 2014), it will mean a new outlet for coal from the area. [4]

References[edit]

  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". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Koderma-Hazaribagh-Ranchi railway line is now staring at a 2014 deadline". The Telegraph, 19 January 2011. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

See also[edit]

Ramgarh district