Resources | VOL. 15, ISSUE 89, March-April 2015 |

The Coalgate Concern

India has one of the biggest coal reserves in the world, ranking only after China and the United States. As of April 1, 2014 India’s reserves were estimated at a total of 301.56 billion tonnes by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Of this, ‘prime’ coking coal stood at 5.313 billion tonnes, medium and semi-coking coals amounted to 28.76 billion tonnes, non-coking coals stood at 266 billion tonnes and tertiary coal at 1.49 billion tonnes. More than half of India’s...

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