ECL commissioned Standard Height Continuous Miner to increase production

Coal producer, Eastern Coalfields Ltd has commissioned a Standard Height Continuous Miner (SHCM) at its Kumardihi B underground mine in Bankola area.

ECL commissioned Standard Height Continuous Miner to increase production
ECL commissioned Standard Height Continuous Miner to increase production

Durgapur: Coal producer, Eastern Coalfields Ltd has commissioned a Standard Height Continuous Miner (SHCM) at its Kumardihi B underground mine in Bankola area. One of the fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited commissioned this miner which will help increase the production and productivity of the mine.


Bankola Area is one of the 14 operational areas of Eastern Coalfields Limited located in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


About Eastern Coalfields

Eastern Coalfields Limited is a coal producer based in India. The company was founded in 1975 after nationalisation of coal mines in India. It operates coal mines in Jharkhand and West Bengal states of India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj Coalfield. 


ECL mining leasehold area is 753.75 km2 and surface right area is 237.18 km2. It is spread across West Bengal and Jharkhand. As of 1 April 2012, ECL has proved reserves of 16.94 billion tonnes – 12.42 billion tonnes in West Bengal and 4.52 billion tonnes in Jharkhand. Total reserves in the ECL command area, up to a depth of 600 m, was 49.17 billion tonnes