Cluster No. 9 (ECL)

From Global Energy Monitor

Cluster No. 9 is a group of underground and opencast coal mines operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a combined capacity of 6.25 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in the Raniganj Coalfield in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.[1]

The largest operating mine is the Amritnaga underground, with a capacity of 1.14 MTPA.[2]

Other operating mines include: Ratibati, Capauikhas mines, Tirat, Kuardih mines, Nimcha, Damalia, Ghusick, Kalipahari mines, Muslia mines, New Ghusick, Jemehari, J K Nagar mines, Pure Searsole, Mallick Basti, Damra, Mahabir mines, Narainkuri mines, Egara, and Kalidaspur mines.[2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Cluster No. 9 coal mines, with the east location of J&K Nagar mines, in West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 9 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
  • Coordinates: 23.650069, 87.071513 (approximate)[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: Ratibati (0.09 MTPA); Capauikhas (0.05 MTPA); Capuikhas Opencast (0.15 MTPA); Amritnaga (1.14 MTPA); Tirat (0.06 MTPA); Kuardih (0.05 MTPA); Kuardih Opencast (0.3 MTPA); Nimcha (0.31 MTPA); Damalia Opencast (0.4 MTPA); Ghusick (0.05 MTPA); Kalipahari (0.05 MTPA); Kalipahari Opencast A (0.16 MTPA); Kalipahari Opencast B (0.15 MTPA); Kalipahari Opencast C (0.15 MTPA); Kalipahari Opencast D (0.15 MTPA); Muslia (0.04 MTPA); Muslia Opencast (0.4 MTPA); New Ghusick (0.04 MTPA); Jemehari (0.03 MTPA); J K Nagar (0.35 MTPA); J K Nagar Opencast (0.3 MTPA); Pure Searsole ( (0.12 MTPA); Mallick Basti (0.26 MTPA); Damra (0.04 MTPA); Mahabir (0.02 MTPA); Mahabir Opencast (0.2 MTPA); Narainkuri (0.54 MTPA); Narainkuri Opencast (0.4 MTPA); Egara (0.25 MTPA); Kalidaspur (0.96 MTPA).[2]
  • Reserves:
  • In service: operating
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast
  • Source of financing:
  • Number of Employees:25,481 (Total)[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Final Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, October 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 9 Environmental Clearance Letter, January 23, 2015.
  3. Cluster 9, 2006

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