MCL loaded 66 rakes coal from Talcher coalfields in Angul

Talcher Coalfield has reserves of 38.65 billion tonnes, the highest in India, According to the Geological Survey of India, it covers an area of 500 km2 (190 sq mi). 

MCL loaded 66 rakes coal from Talcher coalfields in Angul
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Angul/Odisha: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) sets a new record of loading 66 rakes coal from Talcher coalfields in the Angul district of Odisha.

Talcher Coalfield has reserves of 38.65 billion tonnes, the highest in India, According to the Geological Survey of India, it covers an area of 500 km2 (190 sq mi). 

However, Dr Anil Kumar Jain, IAS, Secretary Ministry of Coal, Government of India also inspected mining operations at Balram OCP and coal despatch from Railway Sidings No.7 & No.8. 

On his arrival at the Jagannath House in Talcher coalfields Dr Jain, who was accompanied by Mr M Nagaraju, IAS, Additional Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Coal and Mr Binay Dayal, Director (Technical), Coal India Limited, will review the business operations at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). Mr PK Sinha, CMD, MCL greeted the visiting dignitaries on their arrival in Talcher.  

The largest repository of power grade coal in India, Talcher coalfield occupies a basin in the south-eastern part of the Mahanadi Valley belt of Gondwana Basin and covers an area of about 1800 sq.kms and is located mainly in the Angul district of Orissa. The coalfield is strategically located to supply power grade coal to another part of the country, especially to southern and western India powerhouses.