Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal mine is a proposed coal mine on the Birbhum coalfield in West Bengal state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block, near Deucha village, Birbhum District, West Bengal State.[1][2]

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Background on Mine

The Deocha-Pachami and Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal blocks lie adjacent to one another on the Birbhum coalfield, over an area of 12.3 square kilometers.[2] With indicated reserves of 40.7 billion tons, this coalfield is one of India's largest.[3]

India's Ministry of Coal is currently in the process of allocating these coal blocks (as a single block) to an as-yet-undetermined state-owned company. While the Ministry stated in June 2013 that it hoped to allocate this block to a state company "within a week," that process is apparently still ongoing as of May 2015.[4] The initial investment is expected to be around 100 billion rupees, or about $1.5 billion.[5]

Mine Details

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  • Location: Deucha village, Birbhum District, West Bengal State, India
  • Coordinates: 24.05916, 87.59965 (exact)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity:
  • Reserves: 40,719 MT (28,093 MT proven, 12,626 MT indicated)[3]
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Articles and resources


  1. Deocha Pachami Coal Block, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Block Boundary Plan of Deocha-Pachami, Dewangunj, Harisingha Blocks, Birbhum Coalfield, Ministry of Coal, accessed May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha, Bhirbhum Coalfield, Ministry of Coal document, accessed May 2015.
  4. Govt to allocate 14 coal mines to PSUs within a week: Jaiswal, The Hindu, 28 June 2013.
  5. Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha, Birbhum Coalfield, India, Environmental Justice Atlas, accessed May 2015.

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