Durgapur Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Durgapur coal mine is operated by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, located in District Chandrapur, State Maharashtra, India.


The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in Chandrapur District, Maharashtra.

Loading map...

Background on Mine

The Durgapur Opencast mine has a designed capacity of 2.3 MTPA in an area of 1354.64 ha. The mine received environment clearance vide letter J-11015/ 66 /2006 IA.II(M)from MoEF&CC on 30 March 2007.[1] The EC for further expansion of the mine was granted on 16 March, 2012 to Durgapur Opencast expansion project from 2.30 MTPA to 3 MTPA in a reduced mine lease area of 1186.54 ha.[2]

The Durgapur Opencast Expansion Project got further clearance for deeper mining over an extended area of 1622.50 ha with no change in the capacity.[3] The mine currently operates under the name Durgapur Extension Deep OC Phase-II coal mine

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Chadrapur District, Maharashtra State, India
  • GPS coordinates: 19.909166, 79.325000 (approx.)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2.3 MTPA[2]
  • Production: 2.05 million tonnes (2020)
  • Total Resource: 47.27 MTPA [4]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: GCV 4581 Kcal/Kg Grade G-10
  • Mine Size: 1354.64 ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications: List of Environmental Clearance of mines operated by Western Coalfields Limited

Expansion Details

Articles and Resources


Related GEM.wiki articles