Deucha-Pachami Mines

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    • Recently, West Bengal Chief Minister increased the monetary package for the tribals in Deucha Panchami Mines.

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    • Deucha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsinga coal block is the second-largest coal block in the world.
    • India’s largest coal mine is located in the southwestern part of Birbhum Coalfield in West Bengal. 
    • The block has a thick coal seam trapped between equally thick layers of rocks, mostly basalt. It has great economic value.
    • The existence of these thick basalt layers, however, makes mining of coal difficult; foreign investment and technology will be hence needed for mining.
      •  An estimated 1,198 million tonnes of coal and 1,400 million tonnes of basalt are in the block.

    Source: ET