Ambika OC coal mine

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The Ambika Opencast Coal Mine is a proposed mine operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India. It will produce 1 million tonnes per annum, near village Pali, Katghora Tehsil, Korba District, Chhattisgarh State, India.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Ambika Opencast Coal Mine Project in Korba District, Chhattisgarh State, India.

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The Ambika OC coal mine project is an opencast mine to be operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), a subsidiary of Coal India. It's production capacity is 1 million tonnes per annum (1.35 MTPA peak) on a mine lease area of 134.192 hectares.[2]

The project remains listed as a "new" mine on corporate documents and public hearings were held conducted in 2018.[3]

As of April 2021, the project has received environmental clearance.[4] Rehabilitation and resettlement is currently in-progress, and includes an estimated 440 project affected families across three villages.[2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Owner: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Katghora Tehsil, Korba District, Chhattisgarh State, India
  • GPS Coordinates: 22.3527778, 82.33861 (approximate)[5]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1 MTPA[1]
  • Total Resource: 9.12 million tonnes (MT)[2]
  • Mineable Reserves: 7.60 MT[2]
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal, 4725 Kcal/Kg (G-9)[5]
  • Mine Size: 1.34 km2
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications:Grant of ToR for the Ambika opencast coal mine project, MoEF&CC India, 23 October 2008; Project summary for Ambika OC coal mine, CMPDI, October 2015

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