Bharat Coking Coal Limited is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited,Government of India Enterprise,mainly situated in the state of Jharkhand & partly in West Bengal.It is the largest coal company operating in the Jharia coalfields & is the prime source of coking coal in the country.
The management of the coking coal mines in Jharia coalfields were taken over by the central government from private owners on 16th Oct 1971 & subsequently nationalized on 1st May 1972 as National Coal Development Corporation(NCDC).
Non Coaking mines were also taken over by government on 30th Jan 1973 & Nationalized on 1st May 1973 under NCDC.Coal India Limited was formed as the holding company on 1st Nov 1975.
The B.C.C.L Headquarters is situated at Koyla Nagar,Dhanbad.
B.C.C.L Operates 78 coal mines which are as follow:-
- 42 Underground Mines
- 15 Opencast Mines
- 21 Mixed Mines (UG & OC Mines)
Out of these,74 Mines are in Jharia coalfields,2 Mines in Mugma coalfields & 2Mines are in Raniganj coalfields of West Bengal state.
The mines are grouped in 13 areas headed by General Manager/Chief General Manager.