Cluster No. 8 (BCCL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster 8 (BCCL) is a group of ten underground and opencast coal mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 5.6 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.[1]

The operating mines include: Bastacola mines, Bera mines, Dobari, Ghanoodih, Kuya mines, Kujama.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster 8 coal mines, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

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Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 8 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Bharat Coking Coal Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Coordinates: 23.757283, 86.43476 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Bastacola mines (0.43 MTPA), Bera mines (0.33 MTPA), Dobari (0.24 MTPA), Ghanoodih (1.2 MTPA), Kuya mines (2.6 MTPA), Kujama (0.6 MTPA).[1]
  • Reserves: 72.3 million tonnes [2]
  • 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 Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Cluster V Proposal for Amendment in EC, page 32, February 7, 2018.
  2. Environmental Clearance, "Cluster VIII Group of 10 Mines", BCCL website, Accessed <May 2021

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