77 coal mines in the country have got Mine Opening Permission from FY 2018-19

New Delhi :

Total of 77 coal mines in the country have got Mine Opening Permission from FY 2018-19 onwards. State-wise bifurcation of these mines is as below:

S.No Name of State Number of mines
1 Jharkhand 23
2 Chhattisgarh 12
3 Odisha 8
4 West Bengal 14
5 Telangana 12
6 Maharashtra 5
7 Karnataka 1
8 Madhya Pradesh 2
Total 77

 

Out of above 77 coal mines, 11 coal mines have been allocated for captive Power End Use. Further, Coal produced from other coal mines is also being utilized for generation of power through Thermal Power Plants (TPP) including Captive Power Plants (CPP) thereby contributing to domestic electrification.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in RajyaSabha today.