Cluster No. 17 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster No. 17 (BCCL) is a group of mostly abounded underground and opencast coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 4 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in the Raniganj Coalfield, in West Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

Kalyaneswari is a proposed mine in the cluster with a mine plan prepared in 2018. The Victoria West, Victoria, Begunia, and Damagoria mines are currently closed.[1] But in response to a right of information request in 2021, the mine is not listed by the Government of India as an active new mine project. It is presumed shelved.[2]


The map below shows the exact location of the Damagoria coal mine in Cluster 17, in West Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 17 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: West Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • Coordinates: 23.768816, 86.843796 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Kalyaneswari (4 MTPA)[1]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BCCL, Cluster 17, accessed March 30, 2020
  2. Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021

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