Junad coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Junad Deep Opencast Coal Mine is a 1.50 Million Tonnes Per Anum (MTPA) project in Wani North area, District Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India.


The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in in Wani North area, District Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India.

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Background on Mine

The Junad Deep Open Cast Coal Mine Project was accorded Environment Clearance for expansion in the coal production capacity from 0.60 MTPA to 1.5 MTPA and lease area from 174.28 ha to 449.63 ha on 09th September 2015 [1].

The coal seam in Junad Block is thick Composite Seam ranges in thickness from 14.82 (MWJ-50) to 18.83 (MWJ-24). MECL, however, divided seam in two parts as Top Section and Bottom Section by a parting ranging from 0.09 (MWJ-24) to 2.21 in (MWJ26), However, for proposed opencast quarry, it is considered as thick Composite Seam. [2].

The expansion of the mine, located in Yavatmal district, would entail an investment of Rs 58 crore and would ensure regular coal supplies to thermal power plant of Mahagenco. [3].

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Wani North area, District Yavatmal, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: 20° 02’05” to 20° 04’10” N & 79° 03’09” to 79° 05’00” E
  • Status: Operational
  • Production Capacity: 0.6 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 14.581 MT
  • Mineable Reserves: 6.13 MT
  • Coal Type: GCV 4748 k Cal/ kg, Grade G-9
  • Mine Size: 174.28 hectares
  • Mine Type: Opencast with Shovel dumper combination method
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Source of Financing:
  • Coal Linkage: MAHAGENCO
  • Permits and Applications:

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