Geological Survey of India finds 44 new coal blocks in Eastern India

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The Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Thursday said it has found 44 new coal blocks in four states of Eastern India.



Spread across West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha, the estimated coal resource of these 44 new blocks is close to 25,000 million tonnes, GSI’s east ADG R K Kisku said.

“The GSI has located 44 coal blocks spread across West Bengal’s Purulia and Birbhum districts, coal city of Talcher in Odisha, Bihar’s Bhagalpur and Jharkhand’s East Bokaro and south Karanpura,” he said.
Of these 44, 15 coal blocks belong to West Bengal.



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