Gare Palma I coal mine

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Gare Palma-I coal mine is a proposed mine complex, producing 21 million ton-per-annum (MTPA), with 15 tonnes from opencast operations, and 6 million tonnes from underground operations, in Chhattisgarh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Gare Palma-IV mines, in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh state. Gare Palma-I is located nearby.

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Background on Mine

The Gare Palma-I coal block, with a capacity of 21 million tons per annum, was auctioned off to Gujarat State Electricity Corporation in March 2015.[1]

As of 2020, the company received environmental clearance for one x 800 MW coal-based supercritical thermal power plant in Gujarat, poentially reviving the project after years of being shelved.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Gujarat State Electricity Corporation
  • Parent company: State of Gujurat
  • Location: Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.11866, 83.53358 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity: 21 MTPA (15 MTPA surface; 6 MTPA underground)[2]
  • Total Reserves: 900 MT[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 725 MT (427 MT surface; 297 MT underground).[2]
  • In service: TBD
  • Permits:
  • Coal type: Subbituminous
  • Mining method:Surface, Underground
  • Source of financing:

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