Cluster No. 8 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster No. 8 is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 2.75 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in West Bengal, India.[1]

The operating mines include Ningah, Satgram, and Sirpur Incline mine. 5 other mines are currently suspended: Sirpur underground, Bhanora, Girmint/KDI, Mithapur opencast, and Mithapur West.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster No. 8 coal mines, with the Bhanora mine in the center, in West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 8 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: West Bengal, India.[1]
  • Coordinates: 23.727708, 87.019509
  • Status: operating/suspended
  • Capacity: Ningah (0.1 MTPA), Satgram (1.2 MTPA), and Sirpur Incline mine (0.136 MTPA). The mines currently suspended and previous capacities: Sirpur underground (0.024 MTPA), Bhanora (0.3 MTPA), Girmint/KDI (0.65 MPTA), Mithapur opencast (0.3 MTPA), and Mithapur West (0.04 MTPA).[1]
  • Reserves:
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  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast
  • Source of financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Environmental Compliance, September 2016

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