Chhatrasal coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Chhatrasal coal mine was a proposed 5 million tonnes per annum coal mine in the Singrauli coalfields, in Madhya Pradesh, India.[1]. The project was cancelled in 2015.


The satellite image below shows the approximate area of the mine in Madhya Pradesh, India at the present site of the Moher coal mine.

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Background on Mine

The mine, under development by Sasan Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power, would have supplied the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, a 4,000 megawatt project.[1] Chhatrasal was one of three captive mines, in addition to Moher and Moher Amlori extension, contributing to the 25 million tonnes of coal per annum needed by the power plant. [2]The Indian Ministry of Coal states that the mine has total reserves of 150 million tonnes of coal, and the larger coalfield, 750 million.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sasan Power
  • Parent company: Reliance Power
  • Location: Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • GPS coordinates: 24.135000, 82.599444 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Production Capacity: 5 million tons per year[4]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 160 million tonnes[4]
  • Coal Type: Thermal coal
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Reliance Power, "Projects: Sasan Power Limited", Reliance Power website, accessed May 2010.
  2. Center for Financial Accountability,Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, accessed March 5, 2020
  3. Ministry of Coal, Details of Coal blocks which stand allotted, Ministry of Coal, July 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 RPower's Chhatrasal coal mine gets enviroment clearance

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