Century-old fires coming out of Jharia coalfileds of Dhanbad

Century-old coal fires which has been coming out of Jharia coalfileds of Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

India douses century-old coal fires as Modi seeks output boost

The burning deposits of Jharia, in Jharkhand state, are particularly prized because they are the only source of top quality steelmaking coal in the country. India spends $4 billion a year on importing that grade alone. 

Underground fire, subsidence in Jharia be considered as `national disaster`: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Friday told the 14th Finance Commission that the underground fire, subsidence and emission of poisonous gas in the Jharia coalfields of Dhanbad be considered as a "national disaster".

Can`t believe no solution to Jharkhand coal fires: Khurshid

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he cannot believe that there was no solution to underground fires in coal fields of Jharia, in BJP-ruled Jharkhand, that has been smoking for 25 years.

Gas leakage at subsidence-prone Jharia coalfields area

Some people left the
area following leakage of gas at Dhaludih in Jharia as experts
of Bharat Coking Coal Limited on Wednesday went to the area, a senior
BCCL official said here.