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Churi Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Churi Coal Mine Ranchi, Jharkhand, India 23.679012, 85.044766 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
0.81[1] 0.71[1] 2022[1] Underground 65 494*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
11[2] North Karanpura Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Central Coalfields Ltd[3] Coal India India

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.

Background on Mine

The rights to the North Karanpura coalfield are owned by Central Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of Coal India).[4]

The coalfield extends much further north and east of the existing mines, extending throughout and beyond the Karanpura Valley. Dozens of mines are planned in this area, as well as National Thermal Power Corporation's North Karanpura power station, currently under construction.

The area is very densely populated: the North Karanpura coalfield lies beneath a total of 203 villages. Two of the proposed mine projects alone, Magadh and Amrapali, would by CCL's studies potentially impact over 34,000 people. A local government official in Tandwa Development Block has stated that these projects together would "turn the whole of Tandwa Block into a complete wasteland. The 'Development' Block is destroyed."[5][6]

The Rohini Karkatta OCP is a proposed project currently seeking financial appraisal, as of November 2019[7]

Rohini has a current capacity of 3.3 and in 2018 sought expansion to 5 mtpa.[8]

Activism

The Save Karanpura Campaign is trying to prevent the expansion of coal mining in the Karanpura Valley.[5]

Articles and Resources

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of world coal mines, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Mine Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240122200720/https://www.centralcoalfields.in/pdfs/sutbs/envrmnt/Churi%20UG.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240122204432/https://imma.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/cm-introduction-in-churi-mine-v1.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. https://www.centralcoalfields.in/cmpny/areas.php. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The North Karanpura Coalfields, Save Karanpura Campaign website, accessed May 2015.
  6. 'North Karanpura coal block mining will hit wildlife in 4 districts', Times of India, 23 Aug. 2013.
  7. Tender Details, accessed November 2020
  8. Environmental Clearance, accessed November 2020