COAL RESERVES IN INDIA


A Total of 306.60 billion tonnes of coal reserves are estimated by GSI as on 01.04.2015 of which Prime coking coal is 5.313 billion tonnes, medium and semi coking coal are 29.09 billion tonnes, Non- Coking Coal is 270.70 billion tonnes and Tertiary coal (High Sulphur) is 1.49 billon tonnes.

State-wise coal reserves in India as on 01.04.2015 is as follows:

Name of the state

Reserves in billion tonne

% of total reserves

JHARKHAND

81.049

26.435

ODISHA

75.799

24.723

CHATTISHGARH

54.912

17.910

WEST BENGAL

31.435

10.253

MADHYA PRADESH

26.536

8.655

TELENGANA

21.211

6.918

MAHARASTRA

11.253

3.670

OTHERS

4.401

1.435

*Others – NE States, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar



COALFIELD IN ODISHA
(Geological Reserve 75.799 BT as on 01.04.2015)


Out of 50 Gondwana & 18 Tertiary Coalfields for the national inventory of coal, Odisha state has two coalfields. Yet its share in the reserve are so far established in the country amounts to 24.72 % (75.799 BT).

•Talcher Coalfield (Geological Reserve 50.968 BT as on 01.04.2015)
•Ib-Valley Coalfield (Geological Reserve 24.830 BT as on 01.04.2015)