Q. “Singareni collieries” is located in which of the following state?

[A] Telangana

[B] Karnataka

[C] Jharkhand

[D] West Bengal

Answer: A

Explanation: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a Government coal mining company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India on a 51:49 equity basis.

  • The Singareni coal reserves stretch across 350 Km of the Pranahita – Godavari Valley of Telangana with a proven geological reserve aggregating to whopping 8791 million tonnes.
  • SCCL is currently operating 20 opencast and 24 underground mines in 4 districts of Telangana with manpower around 43,895.

Source: NCERT – India & People Economy