Chapapur II mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Chapapur II mine is operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in the Raniganj Coalfield in Mugma and Nirsha, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

The mines is part of Cluster No. 1 (ECL), a group of 16 mines. [2]


The map below shows the location of the mine in Jharkhand, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 1 coal mines.[2] The mines have a history of safety concerns[3] and illegal mining activities.[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Mugma and Nirsha, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.804826, 86.675476 (Exact)[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 0.18 million tonnes (2020)[2]
  • Reserves:
  • In service: Operating
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Final Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Management Plan Cluster No. 1 for EC Amendment, August 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 1 Environmental Clearance Letter, January 16, 2015.
  3. Praduman Choubey,Nirsa smoked out in coal mine fire - Spewing poison, Telegraph India, July 24, 2014
  4. Chapter II: Problem of Illegal Mining and Theft of Coal, Indian Environmental Portal, accessed March 4, 2020.

External articles