Godavarikhani coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Godavarikhani coal mines are a group of underground coal mines, operated by Singareni Collieries Company Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 1.54 million tonnes per annum, in the Mandal Ramagundam and District Karimnagar in the state of Telangana, India.[1]

The operating mines include GDK 1&1A, GDK 2&2A and GDK5.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the GDK UG Cluster mines in Mandal Godavarikhani, District Karimnagar in the state of Telangana, India

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Background

The Godavarikhani (GDK) underground coal mines are a group of underground coal mines consisting of GDK 1&1A, GDK 2&2A and GDK5 coal mines of 1.54 MTPA capacity on a ML area of 1272.44 Ha are located in the Mandal Ramagundam and District Karimnagar in the state of Telangana, India. These mines are part of the South Godavari Mining Lease. An application for the expansion of the mine cpaacity from 1.54 MTPA to 2.274 over an expanded area of 1356.85 Ha was made to the MoEF&CC for which ToR was granted on 14 December 2012. [1]

In the wake of increase in cost of production of coal from the underground mine, the SCCL decided to close GDK 5 incline and mine area and converting it into OCP-5 in the Godavarikhani coal belt region. Started in 1961, this underground mine provided employment to 2,000 coal miners, who work in three shifts, after starting its production in 1970. The mine has about 60.96 million tonnes of coal reserves and the SCCL could extract only 20.14 MT even after almost five decades of operation. With the increasing cost of production Singareni authorities decided to excavate at least three million tonnes of per annum for a period of 14 years through OCP-5.[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Singareni Collieries Company Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Mandal Ramagundam, District Karimnagar, State Telangana, India
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 18.745558, Longitude 79.508334
  • Status: GDK 1, GDK 2 Operating[2]
  • Production Capacity: 1.54 MTPA[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal, G2, G7 and G9[1]
  • Mine Size: 1272.44 Ha hectares[1]
  • Mine Type: Underground[1]
  • Start Year: GDK 5 in 1961[2]
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications: ToR for Expansion of GDK UG clusters coal mine, MoEF&CC India, 14 December 2012

Expansion Details

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 ToR for Expansion of GDK UG clusters coal mine, MoEF&CC India, 14 December 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 GDK5 incline UG mine closed, K M Dayashankar, The Hindu, 22 October 2019

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