COAL RESERVE IN ASSAM

(As on 01.04.2016)


(Resource in million tonne)

State/ Coalfield/ Type of coal

Depth

Measured(331)

Indicated (332)

Inferred (333)

Total

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ASSAM

49.SINGRIMARI

SEMI-COKING

0-300

0.00

0.39

0.00

0.39

SEMI-COKING Total

0.00

0.39

0.00

0.39

NON-COKING

0-300

0.00

10.64

0.00

10.64

300-600

0.00

3.46

0.00

3.46

600-1200

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

NON-COKING  Total

0.00

14.10

0.00

14.10

TOTAL FOR SINGRIMARI

0.00

14.49

0.00

14.49

TOTAL FOR ASSAM

0.00

14.49

0.00

14.49

 

TERTIARY COALFIELDS

ASSAM

 51.MAKUM

High Sulphur

0-300

246.24

4.55

250.79

300-600

185.85

16.15

202.00

High Sulphur Total

432.09

20.70

452.79

TOTAL FOR MAKUM MAKUM

432.09

20.70

452.79

 52.DILLI-JEYPORE

High Sulphur

0-300

32.00

22.02

54.02

High Sulphur Total

32.00

22.02

54.02

TOTAL FOR DILLI-JEYPORE

32.00

22.02

54.02

 53.MIKIR HILLS

High Sulphur

0-300

0.69

0.00

0.50

2.52

3.71

High Sulphur Total

0.69

0.00

0.50

2.52

3.71

TOTAL FOR MIKIR HILLS

0.69

0.00

0.50

2.52

3.71

TOTAL FOR ASSAM

464.78

42.72

0.50

2.52

510.52



COAL RESOURCES OF INDIA (As on 1st April 2016)


India Map


A Inventory of Geological Resources of Indian Coal as on 1st April 2016


The inventory of Geological Resources of Indian Coal (as on 01.04.2016), prepared by the Geological Survey of India on the basis of resources estimated by CMPDI, MECL, GSI, SCCL and some Private/Public Entrepreneurs is enclosed for kind information. The highlights of the inventory are:


  • 1. A total of 3,08,801.84 Mt of geological resources of coal have so far been estimated in India, upto the maximum depth of 1200 m. Out of the total resources, the Gondwana coalfields account for 3,07,309.20 Mt (99.5%), while the Tertiary coalfields of Himalayan region contribute 1492.64 Mt (0.5%) of coal resources. The type-wise and category-wise break-up is given below:
  •  

     

     

         (Resource in million tonnes)

    Coal Type

    Measured/Proved

    Indicated

    Inferred

    Total

    % share

    Prime Coking

    4614.35

    698.71

    0.00

    5313.06

    1.72

    Medium Coking

    13388.90

    12113.56

    1879.47

    27381.93

    8.87

    Semi Coking

    482.16

    1003.68

    221.68

    1707.52

    0.55

    Sub-Total of Coking

    18485.41

    13815.95

    2101.15

    34402.51

    11.14

    Non-Coking

    119007.98

    125235.58

    28663.13

    272906.69

    88.38

    Tertiary Coal

    593.81

    99.34

    799.49

    1492.64

    0.48

    Grand Total

    138087.20

    139150.87

    31563.77

    308801.84

    100.00

    % share

    44.72

    45.06

    10.22

    100.00

     



  • 2. The depth-wise and category-wise break-up of Indian coal resources is as follows:

  •  

     

     

    (Resource in million tonnes)

    Depth Range (m)

    Measured/Proved

    Indicated

    Inferred

    Total

    % share

    0-300

    103623.58

    66761.38

    9405.40

    179790.36

    58.22

    300-600

    18007.39

    57937.57

    15943.74

    91888.70

    29.76

    0-600 (for Jharia only)

    13760.73

    451.69

    0.00

    14212.42

    4.60

    600-1200

    2695.50

    14000.23

    6214.63

    22910.36

    7.42

    Total

    138087.20

    139150.87

    31563.77

    308801.84

    100.00



  • 3. The estimation of total resources of coal, as on 1st April 2016, has increased by 2,206.28 Mt as compared to last year whereas ‘Measured/Proved Resources’ has increased by 6,473.13 Mt, as shown in table below:

  •  

     

    (Resource in million tonnes)

    Inventory as on

    Measured/Proved

    Indicated

    Inferred

    Total

    1st April 2016

    138087.20

    139150.87

    31563.77

    308801.84

    1st April 2015

    131614.07

    143241.10

    31740.39

    306595.56

    Difference

    6473.13

    -4090.23

    -176.62

    2206.28



  • 4. The increase in ‘Measured/Proved Resources’ in Inventory of 1st April 2016 is mainly due to proving of coal resources in Talcher (3,547.70 Mt), North Karanpura (810.22 Mt), Mand Raigarh (608.97 Mt), Singrauli (495.46 Mt), Godavari Valley (321.93 Mt), Kamptee (254.54 Mt), Korba (226.12 Mt), Raniganj (83.89 Mt), Sonhat (63.66 Mt), South Karanpura (49.54 Mt) and Pench-Kanhan (11.10 Mt) coalfields.