Singh, R.V.K. and Singh, V.K. (2004) Status of mine fire of jharia coalfield and suggestions for prevention & control. Coal Mining Technology & Management , 9 (6-8). pp. 38-44.

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Jharia coalfield spread over an area of 450 sq. km. and contains 40 identified coal horizons and has one of the highest coal densities in the world. About 11000 million tones of coal area in proved category up to a depth of 600 metre horizon. The problem Jharia fire in mines is as old as the history of mining itself. After nationalization of coal mines workings were rationalized and efforts have been made to tackle fires of Jharia coalfield. 22 number of project reports have been prepared a total value of Rs. 114.57 crores and massive effort were made in the implementation of these fire projects. But due to constraints of resources no all measures could be adopted in full as well as could not be adopted for all affected mines. The problem of fire of Jharia coalfields is unique in itself involving a number of seams. No. such condition exists else where in the world, hence we have to design our own technology for fighting fire and making the sterilized coal amenable for mining. The purpose of this paper is to present the status of mine fire of Jharia coalfield, available R&D expertise and suitable suggestions for its prevention and Control.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mine Fire
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 04:04
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 04:15

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