Balgi Coal Mine

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Balgi Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Balgi, Korba, Chhattisgarh, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Balgi Coal Mine Balgi, Korba, Chhattisgarh, India 22.353611, 82.61666 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 1984[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
0.36[2] 0.07[2] 2022[2] Underground 10.2[2] 260[2] 691*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
3.3[2] 2023[2] Korba Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
South Eastern Coalfields Ltd Coal India India

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.

Background on Mine

The mine, also known as the Balgi Underground Coal Mine Project, has a designed capacity of 0.36 million tonnes per annum. It is located on a mining lease area of 1026 ha.

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.[3]

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). [3]

In 2009, the mine 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.[4]

Expansion Details

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Additional data

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  1. 1.0 1.1 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  3. 3.0 3.1 EIA/EMP sumamry document for the public hearing for proposed expansion to 0.90 MTPA, SECL, 2008
  4. ToR application for Balgi UG Expansion, MoEF&CC India, 20 March 2009