Integrated Belpahar-Lakhanpur-Lilari Project

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The Integrated Belpahar- Lakhanpur-Lilari Project is coal mine proposed by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 40 million tonnes per annum, in the Ib Valley coalfield in Odisha state, India.[1] [2] The capacity would increase current operations by 10 million tonnes.

In response to a right of information request in 2021, the mine is not listed by the Government of India as an active new mine project. It is presumed shelved or significantly scaled back.[3]


The map below shows the exact location of the Integrated Belpahar-Lakhanpur-Lilari Project among the Ib Valley coal mines in Odisha state, India.

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Background on Mine

The Integrated Belpahar-Lakhanpur-Lilari Project is part of the Ib Valley coal mines, owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Bandhabal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 21.771004, 83.849162 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 10 million tonnes per annum above existing[2]
  • Mineable Reserves: 1262 million tonnes[5]
  • In service: 1983
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mining method: Surface, Opencast
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits:

Articles and resources


  1. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited,Bioprofile of Projects, accessed March 16, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Environmental Clearance, January 2019
  3. Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021
  4. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  5. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.

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