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(Geological Reserve 58.01 B.T.)

Out of 57 Gondawana & 14 Tertiary coalfields for the national inventory of coal, Odisha state has only two coalfields. Yet its share in the reserve are so far established in the country amounts to 24.78% ( 58.01 B.T). 
IB River Coal Field        22.23 BT
Talcher Coal Field        35.78 BT

In Terms of spatial spread of prognostical coal bearing area, the coalfields of the state of Odisha have about 7.6% area (2723 Sq.Km). This goes to illustrate the high ratio of coal to non coal strata in the two hitherto known coal bearing basin River coalfield and Talcher coalfield. As a sequel to which threse coalfields have an added advantage of being accorded most favoured coalfields status by the nature as far as quarriable potentiality is concerned.

Talcher Coalfield
(Geological Reserve 35.78 B.T. As on 1.1.2002) 
Production of coal raised from 0.91 M.T. in 1972-73 to 33.10 M.T. in 2001-02.

IB Valley Coalfield
(Geological Reserve 22.23 B.T.) 
Production of this field was 0.55 M.T. in 1972-73 which has increased upto 14.70 M.T. in the year 2001-02.    
Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. produces non-coking coal of Gr. B LF, Gr. C LF, Gr. D LF, Gr. E & Gr.F at Talcher field, Dist: Angul and
lb field, Dist: Jharsuguda/Sundergarh in Odisha.

Fieldwise annual production of coal for the year 2001-02 is as under



Grade B/C/D

Grade E/F


Talcher field



331.03 Lakh

IB valley field



147.02 Lakh

Total MCL



448.02 Lakh


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