Churcha coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Churcha coal mine is operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in the villages, Sardi and Shivpur, Tehsil Baikunthpur, District Korea, State Chhattisgarh, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the Churcha RO Underground Coal Mine Project in villages, Sardi and Shivpur, Tehsil Baikunthpur, District Korea, State Chhattisgarh, India.

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Background on Mine

The Churcha RO Underground Coal Mine Project has a designed capacity of 2.10 MTPA on a mining lease area of 3590.147 ha is located in villages, Sardi and Shivpur, Tehsil Baikunthpur, District Korea, State Chhattisgarh, India. The project started operating with a capacity of 0.6 MTPA on a ML area of 2240.952 Ha and recieved its EC on 17 February 1995. The project further secured its environment clearance for an expansion from 0.6 MTPA to 2.10 MTPA on 3 May 2012. The project consists of four units Churcha Underground, Churcha West Underground, Shivpur Incline and Ghughra Incline.[1]

In 2016, the coal production from Churcha coal mine in Baikunthpur area of SECL was stopped for more than four days as a structure of the receiver belt that loads coal from the underground mines to the coal handling plant at Churcha railway station broke down. As a result over 1,000 workers had been deployed in other work. Moreover, there had been loss of over 5,000 tonnes of coal because of the mishap. [2]


Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: villages, Sardi and Shivpur, Tehsil Baikunthpur, District Korea, State Chhattisgarh, India.
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 23.335952, Longitude 82.519611
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2.10 million tonnes per annum.
  • Production: 1.59 million tonnes (2020)
  • Mineable Reserves: 32.61 Mt (Proven and Probable, 2016) [3]
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal
  • Mine Size: 3590.147 Ha
  • Mine Type: Underground[1]
  • Start Year: 1995[1]
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications:Environment Clearance for Expansion of Churcha RO Underground Coal Mine Project, MoEF&CC India, 3 May, 2012

Expansion Details

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Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Environment Clearance for Expansion of Churcha RO Underground Coal Mine Project, MoEF&CC India, 3 May, 2012
  2. Coal production from Churcha colliery affected, Times of India Article, 13 August, 2016
  3. South Eastern Coalfields Limited, "Environmental Audit Statement", Accessed June 2021

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