Dudhichua coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Dudhichua coal mine is an opencast mine, operated by Northern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India.[1]

The mine previously had a 2 million tonne expansion plan in 2018, but in response to a right of information request in 2021, the mine is not listed by the Government of India as an active new mine project. The proposal presumably went into operation.[2]


The map below shows the exact location of the Dudhichua coal mine, in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Northern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Dudhichua mine.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Northern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Coordinates: 24.16474, 82.67287 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 17.68 million tonnes (2020)[1]
  • Reserves: 320.34 MT[1]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: opencast[1]

Expansion Details

  • Status: Operating
  • Size of Expansion: 2 million tonnes per annum[1] (increased the mine's normative capacity from 15 million tonnes to 17 million tonnes).
  • Permits and Applications:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Northern Coalfield Limited, Environmental Clearance, accessed March 25, 2020.
  2. Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021

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