Cluster No. 6 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

The Cluster No. 6 (ECL) is a group of underground and opencast coal mines, operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 1.453 million tonnes per annum, located in the Sodepur Area of Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia in West Bengal, India.

The operating mines include: Dhemonmain, Sodepur mines, Narsamunda, Patmohana mines, Chinakuri mines, Bejdiha, Methani mines, and Sheetalpur mines.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the Cluster No. 6 mines in Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia, West Bengal, India.

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Background on Mine

Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India operates the dozen closely clustered mines in the region.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Location: Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia, West Bengal, India.
  • Coordinates: 23.690149, 86.877973 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Production: Chinakuri III UG - 0.06 million tonnes (2020); Dhemonmain - 0.05 million tonnes (2020)
  • Capacity: Dhemonmain (0.155 MTPA), Sodepur (0.12 MTPA), Sodepur OC (0.12 MTPA), Narsamunda (0.148 MTPA), Patmohana UG (0.12 MTPA), Patmohana OC (0.1 MTPA), Chinakuri I (0.06 MTPA), Chinakuri III UG (0.15 MTPA), Chinakuri III (0.1 MTPA), Bejdiha (0.04 MTPA), Methani (0.1 MTPA), Methani OC (0.12 MTPA), Sheetalpur (0.12 MTPA)[2]
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  • Mining method: surface & underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd.,Final Environmental Impact Assessment &Environmental Management Place, Cluster No. 6, February 2014
  2. Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 6 Environmental Clearance Letter, January 16, 2015.

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