South Eastern Coalfields

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South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL)
State-owned enterprise
Public company
Area served
Key people
(Chairman & MD)
OwnerGovernment of India
ParentCoal India Limited

South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) is the largest coal producing company of India. It is a "Miniratna" Company, and one of eight fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited.[1][2] The company has its headquarter at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India and 92 mines spread over Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh; 70 underground, 21 opencast, and 1 mixed.[3] It is a schedule 'B' Mini Ratna CPSE in coal & lignite under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal[4]

The Company came into existence in 1985, when the Government of India, decided to bifurcate a part of coal mines held by Western Coalfields Limited into new company called South Eastern Coalfields Limited, along with Central Coalfields Limited, which was bifurcated into Northern Coalfields Limited, for administrative purpose.[5][6]


  1. ^ SECL
  2. ^ Subsidiaries of Coal India Limired International directory of company histories, Volume 44 by Thomas Derdak, Tina Grant
  3. ^ SECL - Mines Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ SECL Company Profile : Page 2 :PDF
  5. ^ [1] Eastern Coalfields Limited (Ministry of Energy, Department of Coal) Page 2.
  6. ^ [2]