Balaram coal mine

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The Balaram coal mine is a mine, operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India on the Talcher coalfield in Angul, Odisha state, India.[1][2][3]

The mine had plan for a 7 million tonne expansion to increase capacity to 15 million tonnes per annum. But in response to a right of information request in 2021, the mine is not listed by the Government of India as an active new mine project. It is presumed shelved.[4]


The map below shows the approximate location of the coal mine, in Angul, Odisha, India with the Bharatpur mine, nearby, in the center of the frame.[5]

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Background on Mine

The 61.83 million tonne-per-annum Talcher coal mines are owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[3] The Balaram mine would be a new mine in the region.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited[6]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Angul district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 20.962009, 85.178092 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production:5.234 Million tonnes (2020)
  • Capacity: 8 million tonnes per annum (with 7 million tonnes per annum proposed expansion that is likely shelved)[1]
  • Reserves: 756.37 million tonnes[7]
  • In service:TBD
  • Permits:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mining method: Surface and Underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited,Bioprofile of Projects, accessed March 16, 2020
  2. Coal India, MCL Annual Report 2017-2018,accessed March 16, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Coal India, Annual Report 2018-2019, accessed March 16, 2020.
  4. Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021
  5. Bioprofile of Projects, MCL website, accessed May 2015.
  6. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  7. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.

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