Bharatpur coal mine

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The Bharatpur coal mine is operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 20 million tonnes per annum, on the Talcher coalfield in Angul, Odisha state, India.[1][2][3]


The map below shows the exact location of the Bharatpur mine among the Talcher coal mines, in Angul, Odisha, India.[4]

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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 Lingaraj mine is part of the cluster.[1]

In 2019 a landslide killed four miners and injured at least ten more. Debris from the slide trapped miners inside the mine. [5]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited[6]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Angul district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 20.957530, 85.128911 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 20 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 113 million tonnes[7]
  • In service:1982
  • Permits:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mining method: Surface
  • 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. Bioprofile of Projects, MCL website, accessed May 2015.
  5. Scroll India, "Odisha: Bodies of two more miners found in Bharatpur mine", website, Accessed June 2021
  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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