Dhuptala Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Dhuptala Opencast Mining Project of 1.70 MTPA production capacity, in an area of 1300.91 ha, of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd is located near village Dhuptala, Tehsil Rajura, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.[1]

Location

The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in village Dhuptala, Tehsil Rajura, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

The Dhuptala Opencast Mining Project of 1.70 MTPA production capacity, in an area of 1300.91 ha, of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd is located near village Dhuptala, Tehsil Rajura, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India. The main consumer of coal from this mine is MAHAGENCO. The current capacity of the mine is 2.25 MTPA.[2]

The project is a conversion of Sasti underground mine to opencast mine (OCP) and then amalgamated with the existing Dhuptala OCP, which would increase the overall land under mining. The expansion would require resettlement and rehabilitation of Sasti village involveing 75 project affected families as per the norms laid out under R&R Policy of CIL or the National R&R Policy or R&R Policy of the State Government whichever is higher. The Public Hearing for the project was held on 7 December, 2011 and final Environment Clearance granted by the MoEF&CC on 10 January, 2013.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: near village Dhuptala, Tehsil Rajura, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 19.783333,19.866666, Longitude 79.300000, 79.350000
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  • Production Capacity: 2.25 MTPA[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 54.6 MTPA
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  • Permits and Applications: Environment Clearance Letter, MoEF&CC, 10 January 2013]

Expansion Details

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Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Environment Clearance Letter, MoEF&CC, 10 January 2013]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notice inviting applications for supply of coal from coal surplus projects, Western Coalfields Limited, 2 March 2019

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