The Deocha Pachami Dewanganj Harinsigha coal block recently allocated to WBPDCL by Ministry of Coal, Government of India is considered to be the largest coal block in India.
At present the coal requirements of WBPDCL is around 24 million tons per annum which is expected to reach 40 million tons per annum with the capacity addition in progress.
Coal supply from Deocha Pachami Dewanganj Harinsingha coal block will make WBPDCL self reliant in the field of fuel supply liberating it from its dependence on external agencies.
This will be a paradigm shift and usher in a new era of WBPDCL.Once the mine will be operationalised it will not only provide WBPDCL the required quantity of coal for its
Power Plants but also provide varied viable economic activities among the rural population.