Bharat Coking Coal

Bharat Coking Coal Limited
Public sector undertaking
Industry Coal
Founded 1972
Headquarters Dhanbad, India
Area served
Jharkhand, West Bengal
Key people
Gopal Singh, CMD
Products Coal
Website BCCL Website

Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarters in Dhanbad, India.[1] It was incorporated in January, 1972 to operate coking coal mines (214 in number) operating in the Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields, taken over by the government of India on 16th Oct, 1971.

The company operates 81 coal mines which include 40 underground, 18 opencast and 23 mixed mines as at April 2010. The company also runs six coking coal washeries, two non-coking coal washeries, one captive power plant (20 MW), and five by-product coke plants. The mines are grouped into 13 areas for administration purposes.

BCCL is the major producer of prime coking coal (raw and washed) in India. Medium coking coal is produced in its mines in Mohuda and Barakar areas. In addition to production of hard coke, BCCL operates washeries, sand gathering plants, a network of aerial ropeways for transport of sand, and a coal bed methane-based power plant in Moonidih.

Current situation

Bharat Coking Coal Limited gave an annual coal production of around 30 million tonnes in 2010-11 with a profit of 1,094 crore (US$160 million). The company is under checks by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) due to the losses incurred by it in previous years. It has a manpower of about 67,900.

Administrative areas

There are 12 areas in BCCL:

Administrative area Name
Area No 1 Barora Area
Area No 2 Block II Area
Area No 3 Govindpur Area
Area No 4 Katras Area
Area No 5 Sijua Area
Area No 6 Kusunda Area
Area No 7 Putkee Balihari Area
Area No 8 Western Jharia Area
Area No 9 Bastacolla Area
Area No 10 Lodna Area
Area No 11 Eastern Jharia Area
Area No 12 Chanch / Victoria Area

See also


  1. Anindita Ghose (22 June 2012). "The dark ages". Livemint. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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