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NORTH EASTERN COALFIELDS, COAL INDIA LTD.

P.O. Margherita
Sub-Division:- Margherita.
District :- Tinsukia(Assam)
Coal India Ltd.
10, Netaji Subhas Road.
Kolkata - 1

Coal mining activities of North Eastern Coalfields, Coal India Limited are at present confined to Makum coalfields in Tinsukia District of Assam, out of 259.37 Million tonnes of Proved coal reserve in Assam, Makum Coalfields has 249.65 Million tonnes of Proved coal reserved(as on 1.1.2000)

Minning of Coal in the Makum Coal fields was started by the Assam Railways & Trading Company. The A.R & T. Co. was incorporated on 30/7/1881 and first colliery started was Ledo Colliery, in 1882. The Coal Mines were Nationalized w.e.f. 1/5/1973 under coal Mines(Nationallsation) Act.1973 and the coal Mines in Makum coalfields went under Coal Mines Authority Ltd. Coal India Ltd. was formed in November'1975 and since then the coal mines in the Makum coalfields are being managed by Coal India Ltd.


Number of Mines : 5 (Underground - 3 & Opencast -2)

Production figures, Mine-wise, for the financial year 2000-2001
Figure in tes.
Name of MineTypeProduction
BargoloiUnder Ground68,084
LedoUnderGround51,484
TipongUnderGround82,259
JeyporeUnderGround2,866
Sub-TotalUnderGround2,04,693
TikakOpencast1,20,461
TirapOpencast3,35,222
Sub-TotalOpencast4,55,683
Total6,60,376

Sector-wise Despatch figures for the financial year 2000-2001
SectorDespatch
Cement Plant33,450
Paper Mills1,31,610
BRK3,80,170
T.E.21,370
Others1,93,010
Total7,59,610

Production target for the financial year 2001-2002
Name of MineTypeTarget
BorgoloiUnderground80,000
LedoUnderground65,000
TipongUnderground90,000
Sub-TotalUnderground2,35,000
TikakOpencast1,50,000
TirapOpencast3,00,000
Sub-TotalOpencast4,50,000
Total80,000
Vintage Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives still in use A refurbished steam locomotive used by the pioneers who developed this coalfield is at present on display infront of the Area Office. Margherita Vegetation growing over a reclaimed over burden dump