Cluster No. 16 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster 16 (BCCL) is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 1.5 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

The 2 operating mines include Basantimata and Dahibari Basantimata. There are three other mines, Chanch, Laikdih Deep, and New Laikdih, that are currently closed.[1]


The map below shows the 23.730779, 86.756071 location of the Basantimata mine in Cluster 16 coal mines, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 16 coal mines.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Mugma, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.730779, 86.756071 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Basantimata (0.21 MTPA), Dahibari Basantimata (1.3 MTPA), Chanch (O MTPA), Laikdih Deep (O MTPA), and New Laikdih (O MTPA)[1]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast[1]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Paryavaran Bhawan,Cluster XVI, Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, February 6, 2013.

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