Garjanbahal coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Garjanbahal coal mine is a 2.81 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) opencast mine, operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, part of the Ib Valley coal mines in Sundergarh, Odisha, India.[1]

The company has an ongoing expansion plan to reach 10 MTPA in 2030[2] The mine would provide power to the proposed Basundhara power station.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine in in Odisha, India.[1]

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The mine opened in 2018-2019, operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India. During its first year, it produced 2.81 million tonnes-per-annum.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Sundergarh, Odisha, India
  • Coordinates: 22.034519, 83.742660 (exact)
  • Status: operating
  • Capacity: 2.81 MTPA[1]
  • Reserves: 230 MT[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface
  • Source of financing:

Mine Expansion

  • Capacity: 10 MTPA[2]
  • Permits:
  • Year: TBD

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Coal India Limited, Annual Report, 2018-2019, accessed March 16,2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Environmental Clearance 2015
  3. PM Modi dedicates NTPC's Odisha coal mine to the nation, Energy World, September 22, 2018

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