Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal mine
Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal mine is a proposed coal mine on the Birbhum coalfield in West Bengal state, India.
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. With indicated reserves of 40.7 billion tons, this coalfield is one of India's largest.
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. The initial investment is expected to be around 100 billion rupees, or about $1.5 billion.
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- Location: Deucha village, Birbhum District, West Bengal State, India
- Coordinates: 24.05916, 87.59965 (exact)
- Status: Proposed
- Reserves: 40,719 MT (28,093 MT proven, 12,626 MT indicated)
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Articles and resources
- Deocha Pachami Coal Block, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
- Block Boundary Plan of Deocha-Pachami, Dewangunj, Harisingha Blocks, Birbhum Coalfield, Ministry of Coal, accessed May 2015.
- Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha, Bhirbhum Coalfield, Ministry of Coal document, accessed May 2015.
- Govt to allocate 14 coal mines to PSUs within a week: Jaiswal, The Hindu, 28 June 2013.
- Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha, Birbhum Coalfield, India, Environmental Justice Atlas, accessed May 2015.