Balgi UG coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Balgi Underground Coal Mine Project of 0.36 MTPA on a mining lease area of 1026 ha is located in village, Balgi, Tehsil Kathgora, District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India.

Location

The map below shows the proposed location of the Balgi Underground Coal Mine Project in village, Balgi, Tehsil Kathgora, District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India.[1]

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Background on Mine

The Balgi Underground Coal Mine Project of 0.36 MTPA on a mining lease area of 1026 ha is located in village, Balgi, Tehsil Kathgora, District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India. The project started coal production from sep. 1984, when there was no pre-requisite for environmental clearance. However, the project obtained consent under Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1977 for a production capacity of 0.312 Million Tonnes of coal per annum from the MP Pollution Control Board.[2]

The Project exceeded the consented capacity (0.312 MTY) of coal production in the year 1997-98 and was asked to apply for fresh consent to establish. However, in the subsequent years the coal production drastically lowered because of some techno-economical reasons and the project was even considered for premature closure. Presently, the mining is being continued with coal production as 0.412375Mty (2008-09). [2]

The project has now applied for an expansion in capacity from 0.36 TPA to 0.60 MTPA normative with a peak production of 0.90 MTPA on the same mining lease area of 1026 ha on 20 March 2009.[3]

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