World’s second largest coal block

News:West Bengal Chief Minister has invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate the mining project at the Deocha Pachami coal block in Kolkata.


  • Deaucha Panchami coal block of Birbhum Coalfield Area is World’s Second Largest Coal Block situated in West Bengal.
  • This coal mine is the largest coal mine or coal block in Asia due to the number of coal reserves.
  • However,the proposed mining project has been objected on the grounds of environmental concerns and displacement of the people.