Dhanbad Coke Oven Industries (Jharkhand)


Dhanbad is famous as the 'Coal Capital' of India. Apart from coal, Dhanbad district is rich in mineral resources such as limestone, fireclay, china clay, granite, stone and sand. There are more than 3000 registered small scale industries and around 14 large industries in Dhanbad district. Among them is a century-old cluster of about 100 coke oven units. These units use non-recovery, horizontal type ovens for cooking blended coal batches to produce various grades of coke, which are used by metal casting industries across the country. The primary users of coke include large steel manufacturing industries within a 200-kilometre radius such as TISCO (Digwadih), TELCO (Jamshedpur), IISCO (Jamadoba), Bokaro Steel, SAIL (Durgapur), and Alloy Steel Plant (Durgapur). A small quantity of coke from the cluster is also exported to neighbouring countries.

Products manufactured

hard coke, soft coke, metallurgy coke, etc

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal, electricity, diesel

Production & turnover

945,000 tpa

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

  • Industries and Commerce Association, Dhanbad

Cluster manual

Other resources

MSME Development Institute (MSME-DI), Dhanbad

Source: Data pertains to 2016–17, collected primarily under the TERI–SDC EESE project

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