Eastern Coalfields

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Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a coal producer based in India. The company was founded in 1975 after nationalisation of coal mines in India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj coalfield. It is one of the eight fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited.

The company has its headquarters at Sanctoria, Asansol, in West Bengal.[1][2][3]

It at present[when?] owns 105 operating mines, of which 81 are underground and 24 are opencast mines. The majority of its mines are in West Bengal, with some in the state of Jharkhand.[1]

A broad distribution of coalmines in the Raniganj coalfields is given below:[4]

Area Undergroun
collieries
Open cast
projects
Total
Pandaveswar 10 2 12
Bankola 8 1 9
Kunustoria 10 2 12
Kenda 8 1 9
Jhanjra 3 - 3
Kajora 10 2 12
Satgram 11 2 13
Sonpur - 1 1
Sripur 10 - 10
Sitarampur 6 - 6
Sodepur 9 - 9
Salanpur 7 6 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eastern Coalfields Limited
  2. ^ Eight subsidiaries of Coal India Limited International directory of company histories, Volume 44 by Thomas Derdak, Tina Grant.
  3. ^ [1] Eastern Coalfields Limited (Ministry of Energy, Department of Coal)
  4. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.1. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 22 February 2017.