Cluster No. 4 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster 4 (BCCL) is a group of five underground and opencast coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of approximately 2.85 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

In 2014, the company has proposed increasing production to 7.34 million-tonnes-per-annum. The proposal was likely shelved.[1]

The operating mines include: Salanpur, Katras Choitudih, Amalgamated West Mudidih-Keshalpur, Amalgamated Angarpathra-Ramkanali, and Gaslitand.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster 4 coal mines, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 4 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.808040, 86.291984 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Salanpur (0.15 MTPA), Katras Choitudih (0.22 MTPA), Amalgamated West Mudidih-Keshalpur (2.19 MTPA), Amalgamated Angarpathra-Ramkanali (0.291 MTPA), Gaslitand (0.6 MTPA).[1]
  • Reserves: Salanpur (16.31 MT), Katras Choitudih (67.7 MT), Amalgamated West Mudidih-Keshalpur (40.987 MT), Amalgamated Angarpathra-Ramkanali (64.384 MT), Gaslitand (80.73) MT.[1]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute, Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Management Plan, December 2014.

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