Dumri Coal Mine

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Dumri Coal Mine is a cancelled coal mine in Chatti Bariatu, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dumri Coal Mine Chatti Bariatu, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India 23.902661, 85.052562 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Cancelled[1] Permitted New

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
1 Surface 50* *

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
40.8 46 North Karanpura Lignite Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Hindalco Industries Ltd Aditya Birla Group India

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.

Background on Mine

The mine was allotted jointly to Nilachal Iron & Power Ltd. for the company’s sponge iron plant and for M/s Bajrang Ispat Pvt. Ltd. The Project received the environment clearance on 23 December 2010. The Project involves R&R of 1737 PAPs and 534 PAFs consisting of land and homestead losers of 5 villages – Pagar (68 PAPs), Balia (74 PAPs),Tunda, Pandu (1435 PAPs), Chati-Bariatu (160 PAPs). Life of the mine at the rated capacity of 1 MTPA is 44 years. Public Hearing for the project was held on 7 September 2009.[2]. However, the mine was cancelled by Supreme Court in wake of the coalgate scam and further reallotted to HINDALCO Industries Limited by Ministry of Coal on 22 April 2015 and environment Clearance transferred on 28 October 2016.[3] As of today, the mine is still at the stage of getting various clearances.[4]

The mine was expected to become operational in March 2019, but it is unclear if it did so.[5]

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  1. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240123173635/https://coal.nic.in/sites/default/files/2024-01/04-01-2024a-ter.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Environemnt Clearance for Dumri Coal Mine, MoEF&CC India, 23 December 2010
  3. Environment Clearance Transfer to HINDALCO Industries Limited, MoEF&CC India, 28 October 2016
  4. Excerpts from the Chairman, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla’s address to shareholders at the 59th Annual General Meeting, 21 September 2018
  5. Dumri Captive Mine to be Operational by March 2019, Projects Today, September 28, 2018