India has always been one of the topmost countries in terms of producing coal. Coal is one of the most important nonrenewable sources of energy as by using it various industries will develop. Coal helps in the manufacturing of steel, production of cement and in various other things.
There are 4 types of coal available around the world – Anthracite, Bituminous, Lignite and Peat. As the coal with a higher amount of carbon is considered as the best one, hence Anthracite is the best kind of coal among all its types. There are various cities and states in India that are specifically famous for producing coal but here are only top 10 largest coal producing states in 2021 listed.
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Though Assam is located in the northeast of the country and it is famous for its wildlife and archaeological sites as well as tea plantations, but in the last financial year, Assam has stepped up in the production of Coal as well, as it produced 0.664 million tons in the last financial year and has a total coal reserve of around 515 million, which is huge for any state and thus Assam makes into the top 10 list of states in terms of producing coal.
Meghalaya is another state that is located in the northeast of the country and as the meaning of its name says abode of clouds, the place is famous for mind blowing views. But, in the past year, Meghalaya has done very well in terms of production of coal and has produced as much as 5.7 million tons of coal in the past year. It is the wettest region in the country and which makes it easier for people to extract coal. Meghalaya has 570 million tons of coal reserves.
8. Uttar Pradesh
The city is located in the north part of India and it is famous for various things but especially for The Taj Mahal. Though it is famous for providing the beauty like Taj Mahal, but the state has also worked very hard for producing coal and hence has produced around 14 million tons of coal in the past financial year. Uttar Pradesh collects a lot of revenue as the state has coal reserves of around 1000 million tons. Thus it takes the 8th place in top 10 largest coal producing states in India.
7. West Bengal
West Bengal is located in the east of the country and is situated in between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. Though the state is actually very famous for providing various kinds of sweet dishes, yet they have emerged as one of the largest coal producing states in India. Last year the state produced a total of 28 million tons of coal which makes it one of the biggest coal producing states of the country.
It is a state which is located in the west of the country and is famous for its capital Mumbai due to its fast pace. Also, the city is famous as the house of Bollywood. But, Maharashtra has done very well in terms of producing coal and has beaten various states to grab the sixth position in top 10 largest coal producing states of India. Last year, the state produced a total of 35 million tons coal and the state also carries a coal reserve of whopping 10,964 million tons.
5. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is located in the southern-east part of the country and it is famous for various temples as well as various beautiful beaches. The state is full of hard working individuals and it can be seen from the coal production the state has given in the past year. Andhra Pradesh produced a total of 50 million tons in the past year and it also has one of the largest coal reserves in the country. That is why the state is ranked at no. 5 in terms of top 10 largest coal producing states of India.
4. Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is a state which is located at the center of India and it has a lot of history attached to it. The state is famous for ancient temples and monuments in it, but it is also famous for producing a good amount of coal. This time, the state has produced coal which is way better than many other states. Madhya Pradesh produced a total of 75 million tons of coal and thus became the 4th largest coal producing state. Madhya Pradesh also has coal reserves of around 25,673 million tons.
Odisha is located at the east part of the country on the Bay of Bengal and it is famous for its tribal culture and many ancient temples. The state has worked really hard in producing a decent amount of coal every year and this year they have managed to cross many other states in terms of producing coal. It has produced a total of 112.97 million tons of coal in last financial year which was more than 19% of the total coal production in the country.
Jharkhand is a state that is located in the eastern part of the country. The state is famous for its waterfalls and it is also famous as the state which gave birth to India’s best skipper M.S Dhoni. Jharkhand has always been one of the largest coal production states of the country and you can see its name in the top 10 list every time. Last year, Jharkhand managed to produce a total of 113 million tons of coal which is the second best in the country. Jharkhand also has total coal reserves of 80,716 million tons which are around 25% of the total coal reserves in India.
Chhattisgarh is a state which is heavily forested and is located in central India. It is usually famous for its waterfalls, but it is also famous as one of the largest coal production states in India. That is why it is ranked no. 1 in the list because last year Chhattisgarh produced a total of 127 million tons of coal. Chhattisgarh also took its total coal reserves to 52,533 million tons which are more than 17% of the total reserves in India.
So, this was the list featuring top 10 largest coal producing states in India in 2021. These states should be thanked as because of them peoples are utilising this important nonrenewable source in various industries.