GK - Mineral Resources in India


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List of States by Coal Reserves

State Reserves (In Million Tonnes, est.)
Jharkhand 80,716
Odisha 75,073
Chhattisgarh 52,533
West Bengal 31,318
Madhya Pradesh 25,673

List of States by Coal Production

State Production (In Million Tonnes, est.)
Chhattisgarh 127
Jharkhand 113
Odisha 112
Madhya Pradesh 75.5
Andhra Pradesh 50.5
Maharashtra 37
  • Assam has the largest tertiary coal (about 63% of the total) reserves and major coal regions are Makum, Nazira, Mikir Hills, Dilli-Jeypore, etc.

  • Located in Tamil Nadu, Neyveli is the largest lignite coal field in India. Other states producing lignite coal are Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • The major coal producing regions in Jharkhand are Bokaro, North & South Karanpura, Giridih, Daltonganj, Ramgarh, Rajmahal, etc.

  • The major coal producing regions in Odisha are Talcher and Ranapur Himgir.

Coal Fileds of India
  • The major coal producing regions in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are Korba, Umaria, Singrauli, Chirmiri, Sohagpur, etc.

  • The major coal producing regions in Andhra Pradesh are Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, East and West Godavari.

  • The major coal producing regions in Maharashtra are Nagpur-Wardha region, Ballarpur, Chanda, etc.

  • The major coal producing regions in West Bengal are Raniganj and Asansol



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