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Gevra coal mine in Chhattisgarh's Korba district makes history

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R Krishna Das Raipur
The Gevra project of the South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district has become the country’s first coal mine to produce over 50 million tonnes (mt) of dry fuel in a financial year.  

Ranked among one of the five largest coal mines in the world, Gevra has a significant place in the business of SECL — an entity of the state-run Coal India (CIL). Along with Dipka and Kusmunda mega projects also located in Korba, it shares two thirds of the total output of the SECL.  

The SECL, on the other hand, is inching towards 160-mt coal production figure in the

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 11:15 PM IST

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