Cluster No. 11 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[2]


The map below shows the exact location of the Cluster No. 11 coal mines, in Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India operates the Cluster 11 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Asansol and Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
  • Coordinates: 23.650379, 87.183894 (exact)[1]
  • 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).[2]
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  • In service: operating
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Final Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, October 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 11 Environmental Clearance Letter, July 21, 2015.

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