Coal Production


Systematic coal mining in Singrauli Coalfield started in 1964 by erstwhile NCDC. Jhingurdah OCP was the first mine which started producing coal from 1966-67. Singrauli coalfield was under command area of NCDC during 1962-73, thereafter under CMAL upto 1975 and then under CCL from 1975 to 1985. With the formation of NCL in 1985, Singrauli Coalfield came under command of NCL with its Headquarter at Singrauli.

The coalfield has been geologically divided into two parts namely (i) Main Basin with an area of 1890 sq. km. and (ii) Moher Sub-basin with an area of 312 sq. km. Except for Moher & Moher-Amlohri Extension Coal Blocks allocated to Sasan Power Ltd, all the coal blocks in Moher Sub-basin and 11 number coal blocks in Main Basin are retained with NCL as CIL Blocks. All the Coal Mining operations of NCL are at present concentrated in Moher Sub-basin through 10 number opencast mines:

Project Sanctioned Capacity(Mty) Environmental Clearance (Mty) Coal Production (Mill. Tes.)
2019-20 (Actual) 2020-21 (MoU Target)
Existing Mines
Jhingurdah 3.00 5.00 2.63 2.68
Completed Projects
Amlohri Expansion OCP 10.00 14.00 13.47 14.00
Bina Extension OCP 6.00 7.50 7.50 9.00
Kakri OCP 3.00 4.00 2.00 2.10
Khadia Expansion OCP 10.00 14.00 13.18 14.00
Krishnashila OCP 4.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Nigahi Expansion OCP 15.00 21.00 19.59 20.00
Ongoing Projects
Jayant Expansion OCP 20.00 25.00 19.53 20.00
Dudhichua Expansion OCP 20.00 25.00 17.68 19.00
Block-B Expansion OCP 8.00 5.47 5.47 5.47
Greenfield Projects (Ongoing)
Semaria OCP 2.00 -- -- --
Total 101.00 127.97 108.05 113.25