South Eastern Coalfields

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South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) is the largest coal producing company of India. It's a Mini Ratna Company. It is one of the eight fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited.[1][2] The company has its head office at Bilaspur and mines spread over Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh. It has total 92 Mines. Total Underground Mines are 70 and total Opencast mines are 21. There is 1 mixed mine.[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 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
  4. ^ SECL Company Profile : Page 2 :PDF
  5. ^ [1] Eastern Coalfields Limited (Ministry of Energy, Department of Coal) Page 2.
  6. ^ [2]