Dulanga coal mine

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Dulanga coal mine is a surface mine, operated by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), with a capacity of 7 million tonnes per annum in Odisha, India.

The mine began commercial operation in December 2020.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the mine near the village of Darlipai in Odisha, India.[1]

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In 2012 it was reported that the Odisha government may set up a special land acquisition cell to speed up takeover of private land for a 4,800 MW super thermal power plant proposed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Darlipalli in Sundergarh district. The 4,800 MW power plant would be commissioned in three phases of 1,600 MW (2x800) each. All the three phases are scheduled to be commissioned by the end of the 12th Plan period (2016-17).[2]

In 2012, it was reported that villagers held a protest meeting seeking cancellation of the project. Other villagers were reported to be eager for the plant to be built but wanted land compensation rates to be increased.[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: NTPC
  • Location: Darlipali village, Lephripara taluk, Sundergarh district, Odisha[4]
  • Coordinates: 21.951705, 83.807564 (exact)[4]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Capacity: 7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa)[4]
  • Mineable Reserve: 152 million tonnes[4]
  • Resource: 196 million tonnes (2018) [4]
  • Coal Type: Lignite[4]
  • Start year: 2020[4]
  • Mine Type: Surface[4]
  • Source of financing: US$1,699,065,518 in equity from NTPC for the power plant
  • Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Feb 17, 2014

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 NTPC declares Dulanga coal mine commercially operational, The Economic Times, December 28, 2020
  2. Jayajit Dash, "State may create special LA cell for NTPC project", Business Standard, January 26, 2012.
  3. "Expedite thermal project, plead affected villagers," New Indian Express, 17 September 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 India’s Dulanga coal mine dedicated to nation, World Coal,September 25, 2018

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