Durgapur II Coal Mine

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Durgapur II Coal Mine is a proposed coal mine in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Durgapur II Coal Mine Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India 22.4333333, 83.1411111 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Proposed Pre-Permit 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
4 Underground & Surface Mixed 60* *

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
70.12 96.9 Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
South Eastern Coalfields Ltd Coal India 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 Durgapur II Taraimar coal mine project proposed a 3 million tonnes per annum opencast and 1 million tonnes per annum underground mine on a lease area of 1070 ha is located in villages Taraimar, Bayasi Basti, Bayasi Colony, Dharma Colony, and Rupunga, Tehsil Dharamjaigarh, District Raigarh, State Chhattisgarh, India.

The mine was first allocated to Bharat Aluminium ompany Limited for establishing the coal mine and a captive coal washery of 4 MTPA to meet the coal requirements of 1110 MW linked Thermal Power Plants (810 MW existing +300MW proposed) at Korba. The project secured the environment clearance for its development on 24 May 2012. [1]

The coal mine was cancelled by the Supreme Court on 24 September 2014 in the wake of coalgate scandal.[2] The mine was listed for auction by the Ministry of coal in December 2019. Karnataka Power Corporation Limited and Goa Industrial Development Corporation Limited posted their bid for the mine. However, the mine was not allotted due to tepid response.[3]

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  1. Environment Clearance for Durgapur II Taraimar coal mine Project, MoEF&CC India, 24 May, 2012
  2. Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding allocation of coal blocks, 24/09/2014, India Environment Portal, 24 Septembr 2014, acccessed on April 7, 2020
  3. 6 New coal mines allocated, will generate Rs 15,000 Cr revenue: Ministry, 15 December, 2019; Indus Dictum site accessed on April 7, 2020