Jharkhand's coal reserves are primarily found in the Jharia coalfield, which is considered one of the largest coalfields in India. The coalfield covers an area of about 450 square kilometers and is known for its high-quality bituminous coal. The Jharia coalfield has been an important source of coal for industries such as power generation, steel production, and cement manufacturing.
Coal mining has been a significant economic activity in Jharkhand, contributing to the state's revenue and providing employment opportunities. However, the coal mining industry in Jharkhand has also faced various challenges, including environmental concerns, safety issues, and socio-economic impacts on local communities.