Coal is an important source of energy, which plays an instrumental role in the progress of a country. Coal is important for industrialization as it used as a source of energy in the generation of power, manufacturing of steel, production of cement, etc. Coal is of four types, that include Anthracite, Bituminous, Lignite, and Peat. Anthracite is the best quality of coal and contains the highest carbon content.
Coal is found in a large quantity and India is the third largest coal producing country in the world. The total coal reserves in India is more than 300 Billion Tonnes, out of which over 260 Billion Tonnes is Non-Coking Coal. Non-Coking Coal lacks caking property and mainly used for power generation, cement production, brick production, and fertilizer production.
India has one of the largest coal reserves in the world and in the last financial year, the coal production in India crossed the mark of 560 Million Tonnes. Among all coal-producing states, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh account for more than 60% of the total coal produced in India. This post describes the Top 10 Largest Coal Producing States in India:
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