Dhorwasa Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Dhorwasa Opencast Coal Mine of 2 MTPA capacity, part of New Majri coal block, is located near Dhorwasa Village, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra state, India.

Location

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Background on Mine

The Dhorwasa Opencast Coal Mine of 2 MTPA capacity is located near Dhorwasa Village, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra state, India. The mine received its first environment clearance for 1.4 MTPA on 17 May, 2007 over an area of 229.56 ha for which the Public Hearing was held on 27 October 2005. It further received its second environment clearance on 3 May, 2012 for an expanded capacity of 2.00 MTPA with an increased mine area of 308.60 ha. The public hearing for second enviroenmnt clearance was held on 12 December 2011. It was estimated that the life of the mine would be 3 more years at the capacity of 2.00 MTPA.[1]

As per the EIA and EMP plan for the expansion of the Majri UG to OC filed with the MoEF&CC India, the Dhorwasa OC mine is now closed due to exhaustion of the coal reserve[2].

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Lmited
  • Location: near Dhorwasa Village, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra state, India
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  • Status: Closed[2]
  • Production Capacity: 2.0 MTPA
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  • Mine Size: 308.60 Ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast
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  • Permits and Applications: Environmental Clearance for expansion in production capacity from 1.4 MTPA to 2.00 MTPA, MoEF&CC India, 3 May, 2012

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