Cluster No. 5 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster No. 5 is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 0.485 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in the Purulia, West Bengal, India.[1]

The existing mines include the Parbelia and Dubeshwari mines.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster No. 5 coal mines, in Purulia, West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 5 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Purulia, West Bengal, India.[1]
  • Coordinates: 23.329721, 86.361701 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Parbelia underground (.15 MTPA), Parbelia opencast (0.1 MTPA), Dubeshwari underground (0.135 MTPA), Dubeshwari opencast (0.1 MTPA).[1]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • 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 IV, March 31, 2016

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