Cluster No. 4 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster No. 4 is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 2.8 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Asansol, Burdwan, West Bengal, India.[1]

The operating mines include Khoriabad opencast, and the Gaurandih, and Gaurandih Begunia mines. The Itapara coal mine, a proposed 4 MTPA opencast project, will triple the productive capacity of Cluster 4.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster No. 4 coal mines, in Asansol, Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 4 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Purulia, West Bengal, India.[1]
  • Coordinates: 23.761189, 86.948139 (location of district office)
  • Status: operating
  • Capacity: Khoriabad underground (0 MTPA) Khoriabad opencast (0.1 MTPA), Gaurandih underground (0.05 MTPA), Gaurandih Block (0.4 MTPA), Gaurandih Begunia (1.8 MTPA).[1]
  • Reserves:
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  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Environmental Statement in Form V, March 31, 2016

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