Cluster No. 7 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster 7 (BCCL) is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

The operating mines include: Dhansar, Kusunda, Viswakarma, Alkusa, Ena, Rajapur Opencast/ South Jharia (ROCP/SJ), Burragarh, Simlabahal, Hurriladih, Bhutgoria, and Kustore.[1]

The ROCP/SJ project is currently producing more than capacity, at 2.23 million tonnes per annum.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster 7 coal mines, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 7 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.773116, 86.399933 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Dhansar (0.8 MTPA), Kusunda (2 MTPA), Viswakarma (0.7 MTPA), Alkusa (0.15 MTPA), Ena (0.17 MTPA), South Jharia / Rajapur (1.3 MTPA), Burragarh (0.221 MTPA), Simlabahal (0.325 MTPA), Hurriladih, Bhutgoria (0.468 MTPA), Kustore.[1]
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  • Mining method: underground and opencast[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Sixth Month Compliance Report, June 20, 2019.

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