Cluster No. 15 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster 15 (BCCL) is a group of four underground coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 0.325 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

The 3 operating mines include: Madhuband, Kharkharee, and Phularitand. A fourth mine, Dharmabandh, is currently closed.[2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster 15 coal mines, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 15 coal mines.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited[2]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Mugma, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.777120, 86.239117 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Madhuband (0.113 MTPA), Kharkharee (0.092 MTPA), Phularitand (0.12 MTPA), Dharmabandh (O MTPA)[1]
  • Reserves: 382 MT Total.[1] Madhuband (286.6 MT), Phularitand (116.06 MT)[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Paryavaran Bhawan,Cluster XV, Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, December 16, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bharat Coking Coal Ltd, Environmental Clearance Compliance of Cluster XV, November 11, 2017.
  3. Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Barora Area Overview, accessed March 9, 2020.

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