Chasnala coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Chasnala coal mine is a captive mine complex, operated Iron & Steel Company (IISCO), a subsidiary of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), producing 0.3 million tonnes per annum, in the Jharia coalfield in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the Chasnala coal mine Jharia coalfield in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Background on Mine

The Chasnala mine is operated by Iron & Steel Company (IISCO), a subsidiary of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).[2]

In 1975, the mine was the site of the Chasnala mining disaster after an explosion and subsequent flooding killed 380 miners. The film Kaala Patthar depicts the tragedy, and Shaheed Smarak was built in the memory of the victims.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor:Iron & Steel Company (IISCO)
  • Parent company: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
  • Location: Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.658882, 86.449764 (exact)
  • Status: operating
  • Capacity: 0.3 MTPA[3]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: surface and underground
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. Environmental Clearance, accessed March 2020.
  2. Environmental Clearance, accessed March 2020.
  3. Environmental Clearance, accessed March 2020.

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