Bharat Coking Coal
|Public sector undertaking|
|Jharkhand, West Bengal|
|A.K. Singh, CMD|
Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarter in Dhanbad, India. It was incorporated in January, 1972 to operate coking coal mines (214 in number) operating in the Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields and was taken over by the Government of India on 16 October 1971.
The company operates 81 coal mines which include 40 underground, 18 opencast and 23 mixed mines as on April 2010. The company also runs 6 coking coal washeries, two non-coking coal washeries, one captive power plant (20 MW), and five by-product coke plants. The mines are grouped into 12 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 37.04 million tonnes in 2016-17 with a turnover of ₹11,505 crore (US$1.6 billion). It has a manpower of about 49,901 as on 01.10.2017.
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||Putki Balihari Area|
|Area No 9||Bastacola Area|
|Area No 10||Lodna Area|
|Area No 11||Eastern Jharia Area|
|Area No 12||Chanch Victoria Area|
|Area No 13||Western Jharia Area|
Central Hospital Dhanbad (CHD)
Central Hospital, Dhanbad situated at Jagjivan Nagar comes under direct administrative control of BCCL and managed by Medical Department of BCCL. The hospital is 650 bedded tertiary clinic with many specialties and super-specialties branches and one of the largest among all Hospitals operated by Coal India Limited. It primarily caters to residents and employees of BCCL. The hospital also operates a College of Nursing from its campus.
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