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Anthracite coal discovered in Tripura

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AGARTALA, Nov 28 � Tripura has huge stock of �unexplored� Anthracite coal, considered as black gold. A team of Geological Survey of India (GSI) headed by its Director T Rajkumar has been conducting survey extensively in different villages of Tulashikar block in Khowai subdivision over the past few days.

During the survey, the team �discovered� opening of coal mine at Tuidangkhi, 40 km from the subdivision town in West Tripura district on Thursday, amid tight security. Around five kg of coal have been collected for examining its quality.

The collected coal will be sent to Delhi for mandatory test. GSI sources claimed, the coal is good in terms of quality. According to Shyamal Debbarma, a villager of Tuidangkhi told the visiting team that villagers used to collect bituminus and sold it to local brick kilns. He also added that Tuidangkhi, a local hill, has five openings of coal mine.

Rajkumar along with other GSI officials will again visit Tuidangkhi for further exploration. On the same day, the GSI team will also visit Rangitilla near Chakmaghat in Teliamura to search for coal.

This is for the first time, the GSI has undertaken exploration drive for coal and it got success. If the test gives positive report, the economy of not only Khowai subdivision but also the State will get a massive boost.

According to the GSI, several areas like Jawaharnagar, district headquarters of Dhalai, Dalucherra and Chichingcherra in Longtarai Valley subdivision, Hiracherra, Nutingcherra and Demdum of Kailasahar subdivision, Kurma of Amarpur subdivision have been identified as potential spot for mining of coal.

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Anthracite coal discovered in Tripura

AGARTALA, Nov 28 � Tripura has huge stock of �unexplored� Anthracite coal, considered as black gold. A team of Geological Survey of India (GSI) headed by its Director T Rajkumar has been conducting survey extensively in different villages of Tulashikar block in Khowai subdivision over the past few days.

During the survey, the team �discovered� opening of coal mine at Tuidangkhi, 40 km from the subdivision town in West Tripura district on Thursday, amid tight security. Around five kg of coal have been collected for examining its quality.

The collected coal will be sent to Delhi for mandatory test. GSI sources claimed, the coal is good in terms of quality. According to Shyamal Debbarma, a villager of Tuidangkhi told the visiting team that villagers used to collect bituminus and sold it to local brick kilns. He also added that Tuidangkhi, a local hill, has five openings of coal mine.

Rajkumar along with other GSI officials will again visit Tuidangkhi for further exploration. On the same day, the GSI team will also visit Rangitilla near Chakmaghat in Teliamura to search for coal.

This is for the first time, the GSI has undertaken exploration drive for coal and it got success. If the test gives positive report, the economy of not only Khowai subdivision but also the State will get a massive boost.

According to the GSI, several areas like Jawaharnagar, district headquarters of Dhalai, Dalucherra and Chichingcherra in Longtarai Valley subdivision, Hiracherra, Nutingcherra and Demdum of Kailasahar subdivision, Kurma of Amarpur subdivision have been identified as potential spot for mining of coal.