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February 14, 2019

Polish tech support for huge Deocha Pachami coal block

The Deocha Pachami coal block in Birbhum district, the largest in Asia, is set to get technical support from mining experts in Poland.

The State Power Minister recently said that Polish experts have assured to remove all operational hurdles that might come in the way of mining the black gold.

He said that Polish experts would study the coal blocks’ overburden, or the outer surface covering the coal seams, which is 500 metres on an average in the case of Deocha Pachami. This needs to be drilled through to get at the coal, which is not an easy task.

The meeting between the State Government and the high-level Polish delegation took place at the recently-held Bengal Global Business Summit, which saw a record Rs 2.84 lakh crore in investment proposals.

Bangla is the sole allottee of Deocha Pachami, which has an estimated reserve of 2.1 billion tones.

Source: Millennium Post

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