Bhivkund Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Bhivkund Opencast Coal Mining Project of 2.27 MTPA capacity with an additional coal washery facility of 2.27 MTPA on an area of 1436.20 ha was allocated to Mahagenco on July 17, 2008 in Wardha Valley Coalfields, Tehsil Ballarpur, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra.[1]

Location

The satellite image below shows the area of the cancelled mine near Ballarpur Tehsil, Chadrapur District, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

Bhivkund Opencast Coal Mining Project of 2.27 MTPA capacity with an additional coal washery facility of 2.27 MTPA on an area of 1436.20 ha was allocated on July 17, 2008".[1] The project was to be located in Wardha Valley Coalfields, Tehsil Ballarpur, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra and developed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco). The coal ministry had given an in-principle approval to Mahagenco for the mine to be developed by its special purpose vehicle M/s Aurangabad Power Company Limited for setting up of 500 MW Greenfield Power Project."[1] The project was finally abandoned because of its location within the dense forest and closeness to the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: M/s Aurangabad Power Company Limited
  • Parent company: Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited
  • Location: Near Ballarpur
  • GPS coordinates: 19.892110, 79.352318 (approx)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Production Capacity: 2.27 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 100 MT
  • Mineable Reserves: 5343.60 MT
  • Coal Type: Non-Coking
  • Mine Size: 1436.20 ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing: Mahagenco
  • Permits and Applications: Communication from MoEF&CC India to Mahagenco on ToR for Bhivkunda Opencast Coal Mining Project, 3 February 2012

Expansion Details

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Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Another coal block in tiger corridor, Mazhar Ali, Times of India, 27 November 2008
  2. Mahagenco begins to develop own coal mine in Chhattisgarh, Anjaya Anparthi, Times of India, April 4, 2016

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