special branch line conveys the Wardha coal to the Nagpur branch of the
Great Indian Peninsula Railway, by means of which it is distributed
both for use on this line and in factories.
other small areas of coal-bearing rocks occur farther down the course
of the Godaveri valley at Dumagudium, Mudavaram, &c. &c, to
which much interest has attached, as it was hoped that they might yield
a supply of coal for the Madras Presidency, but the prospect of their-
doing so does not appear to be a good one.
name has been given to two small fields situated near the village of
Kamaram, which lies forty miles a little north of east from Warangul,
in the Haidrabad territory.
larger one is six miles long by about one mile broad; it consists of
Talchir, Barakar, and Kamthi rocks. It includes two coal seams of fair
coal, measuring respectively 9 feet and 6 feet. The available coal is
estimated at 2,265,120-=- 2 = 1,132,560 tons, and it is stated to be
equal to the average coal of the Wardah fields. Its position is
unfavourable to its development, water carriage being too far distant.
The smaller field, which is about half a square mile in area, is of no importance.
This field is situated near the village of Singareni, in the Haidrabad territory, about thirty miles to the
* King, " Records Geological Survey of India," vol. v. p. 50. "Manual," vol. i. p. 240. t King, loc. cit., p. 65. "Manual," vol. i. p. 241.