Cluster No. 11 (ECL)
Cluster No. 11 is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 9 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in the Raniganj Coalfield in the Asansol and Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.
The largest operating mine complex in Cluster 11 is New Kenda, which includes a mixed underground and opencast mine, with a capacity of 3.71 MTPA, and a separate opencast mine with a capacity of 3.00 MTPA.
The other operating mines include: Krishnangar, Haripur, Chora Block Incline and Chora 7, 9 & 10 pit, Bonbahal, Shankarpur, West Kenda, Lower Kenda, Bahula Group of Mines, Bahula, CL Jambad, Siduli, Khandra, and the Shankarpur mines.
The map below shows the exact location of the Cluster No. 11 coal mines, in Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.
- Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited
- Parent company: Coal India
- Location: Asansol and Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
- Coordinates: 23.650379, 87.183894 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: Krishnangar (0.24 MTPA); Haripur Group of Mines (1.99 MTPA); Haripur (0.6); Chora Block Incline and Chora 7,9 & 10 pit (0.99 MTPA); Bonbahal OC (0.4 MTPA); New Kenda (3.71 MTPA); New Kenda Opencast (3.00 MTPA); West Kenda (0.6 MTAPA); Bahula Group of Mines (.42 MTPA); Bahula (0.24 MTPA); CL Jambad (.05 MTPA); Siduli (0.3 MTPA); Khandra (0.39 MTPA); Shankarpur (1.16 MTPA); Shankarpur Opencast (2 MTPA); Shankarpur Project (2 MTPA).
- In service: operating
- Coal type:
- Mining method: underground and opencast
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Final Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, October 2014.
- Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 11 Environmental Clearance Letter, July 21, 2015.