Dahegaon Makardhokra Mine
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The Dahegaon Makardhokra Mine was a proposed 1.5 million tonnes per annum coal mine, located in Dahegaon, Makardhokda and Shirpur Villages, Umrer Tehsil, Nagpur District, Maharashtra State, India. The mine was cancelled in 2012.
The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in Dahegaon, Makardhokda and Shirpur Villages, Umrer Tehsil, Nagpur District, Maharashtra.
Background on Mine
Dahegaon/Makardhokra IV Coal Bloack was allocated to IST Steel & Power Ltd. for their steel plant in Bellary, Karnataka; Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd. for their cement plant in Chandrapur, Maharashtra; and Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd. for their cement plant in Gulbarga, Karnataka on 17 June, 2009. The Mine of 1.5 MTPA was to be located in Dahegaon, Makardhokda and Shirpur Villages, Umrer Tehsil, Nagpur District, Maharashtra State, India.
Wardha Valley Coalfield Pvt. Ltd. was to develop the mines for these companies. In a submission to the MoEF&CC it was informed that Underground mining would be using Continuous Miner. The Committee was informed that a proposal for diversion of 182.93 ha forest land has been made and that life of the mine was to be 30 years. The projected capital cost of the Project was Rs 350 crores in 2011.
However, the mines were de-allocated by Ministry of Coal on 16 November 2012 due to unsatisfactory progress on the development of the mining project.
- Sponsor: Wardha Valley Coal Field Pvt. Ltd.
- Parent company: IST Steel & Power Ltd., Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd., and Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd.
- Location: Dahegaon, Makardhokda and Shirpur Villages, Umrer Tehsil, Nagpur District, Maharashtra State
- GPS coordinates: 20.85, 20.8916667, 79.1861111111111, 79.26527777777778
- Status: Cancelled
- Production Capacity: 1.5 MTPA
- Total Resource: 132 MT
- Mineable Reserves: 48.84 MT
- Coal Type: Grade C-D with ash content less than 34%
- Mine Size:
- Mine Type: Underground
- Start Year:
- Source of Financing: Private
- Permits and Applications: ToR granted by MoEFCC on 28 March 2011
- Size of Expansion:
- Permits and Applications:
Articles and Resources
- Coalgate: 6 more coal blocks to be cancelled; 7 others to lose guarantee. Economic Times, 26 september 2012
- MIN Minutes if 21st EAC (Thermal & Coal MIning)MoEF&CC India, 28 March 2011
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