SCCL gets coal block in Odisha
08 October 2019
Singareni Collieries has acquired the ‘New Patrapada’ coal block in Odisha, which is three times bigger than the already acquired ‘Saini’ coal block. The block was allotted by the coal ministry.
The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a Government coal mining company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India.
‘New Patrapada’ is one of the many coal blocks in Chandipada Thahasil area in Odisha and is approximately 15 km away from Saini Coal block which has already been allotted to it. The coal ministry responded favourably to Singareni’s request to allot more coal blocks in Orissa along with Saini Block.
The area of ‘New Patrapada’ is 31 square kilometres which is almost 3108 hectares. Coal reserves in this area are 1040 million tonnes. Singareni will start coal extraction at Saini Block from 2021 onwards and arrangements are being made to start extraction at ‘New Patrapada’ at the same time.
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