Dipka coal mine
The Dipka coal mine is an open cast mine complex with a capacity of 35 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) in Korba, Chhattisgarh, India.
The map below shows the exact location of the Dipka coal mine, in Korba, Chhattisgarh, India.
South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India operates the Dipka coal mine. The company proposed to expand production from 31 to 35 million tonnes in 2018. In September 2018, the mine closed for one month after the Lilagar river flooded the pit. After it resumed operation, in February 2020, SECL received permission to expand the life of the mine an additional thirty years.
- Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
- Parent company: Coal India
- Location: Tehsil Katghora, District Korba, Chhattisgarh, India
- Coordinates: 22.345077, 82.544192 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: 35 MTPA
- Reserves: 975 MT
- In service:
- Permits: Environment Clearance for Dipka Expn. Opencast Coal Mine Project (20 MTPA to 25 MTPA), MoEF&CC India, 3 June 2009; Environment Clearance for Dipka Expn. Opencast Coal Mine Project (25 MTY-normative & 30 MTY-Peak), MoEF&CC India, 12 February 2013
- Coal type: Lignite
- Mine size:19.03 square km
- Mine depth: 200 m (maximum depth)
- Mining method:Surface, opencast
- Number of employees: 2725
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Jayashree Nandi, Dipka mine gets green clearance for another 30 years, Hindustan Times, February 11, 2020
- Kumar Singh, One of India’s largest coal mines is flooded, spelling more bad news for domestic output, Quartz, October 3,2019
- CIL’s Dipka mine resumes production, The Hindu, October 09, 2019
- Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited,Project Report For Gevra OC Expansion, South Eastern Coalfields Limited, June 2015