Amgaon coal mine

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The proposed Amagaon Opencast Coal Mine Project of 1 MTPA on a mining lease area of 801.22 ha operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, is located in village Amgaon, Tehsil Surajpur, District Sarguja, State Chhattisgarh, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the proposed Amagaon Opencast Coal Mine Project in village Amgaon, Tehsil Surajpur, District Sarguja, State Chhattisgarh, India.

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Background on Mine

The proposed Amagaon Opencast Coal Mine Project of 1 MTPA on a mining lease area of 801.22 ha operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, is located in village Amgaon, Tehsil Surajpur, District Sarguja, State Chhattisgarh, India. The project received its environment clearance for 1 MTPA on 2 July, 2009.[1]

The project requires 801.22 Ha of land. Out of these 231.52 Ha of land is under possession. Acquisition of remaining land is under progress. EC exists for 1 MTY. Approximately the number of families to be displaced are 460. R&R is in progress. Project is anticipated to be completed by March 2020. Overall physical progress is 55%. Stage-I FC for 93.58 Ha forest land issued by MOEF on 15 April 2019.[2]

CBI registers case against former GM of SECL, others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), New Delhi has registered a case against the then general manager, South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL), Bishrampur in Chhattisgarh; the then senior manager (mining) and sub-area manager, both of Amgaon OCP, SECL, Bishrampur and director of private firm based at Hyderabad.

The case was registered under sections 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) 420 (cheating) and 409 (misappropriation) of the Indian Penal Code and section 13 (2) r/w 13(1) (c) &(d) (criminal misconduct) of the Prevention of Corruption Act Act, 1988 for allegedly causing loss of Rs 9,63,29,156 (approx) to SECL, Bilaspur due to collusion among the accused in pilferage of coal from Amgaon OCP, SECL, Bishrampur area in Chhattishgarh.

The CBI in a statement issued on Friday said that the officials of SECL furthermore allegedly caused wrongful loss of Rs 20,00,000 (approx) for releasing the payment to the private transporter against the transportation of the coal of 51973.16 ton from quarry face to stock by the private trans-porter which was actually not transported. [3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: village Amgaon, Tehsil Surajpur, District Sarguja, State Chhattisgarh, India[1]
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 22.455461, Longitude 82.517654
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:1 MTPA[1]
  • Total Resource: 25.47 MT[4]
  • Mineable Reserves: 24.20 MT[4]
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal, Grade B[4]
  • Mine Size: 801.22 Ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
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  • Permits and Applications:Environment Clearance for Amagaon Opencast Coal Mine Project, MoEF&CC India, 2 July 2009

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Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Environment Clearance for Amagaon Opencast Coal Mine Project, MoEF&CC India, 2 July 2009
  2. Ministry of Statistics and Programme, site accessed on April 8, 2020
  3. ToI News Article, CBI registers case against former GM of SECL, others - ToI Article dated 13th December 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Project Summary for Forest Clearance accessed on April 8, 2020

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