Kulda coal mine

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The Kulda coal mine is operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum, in the Ib Valley coalfield in Odisha state, India.[1]

The mine currently has an expansion plan to increase capacity an additional 5 million tonnes.


The map below shows the exact location of the Kulda mine among the Ib Valley coal mines in Odisha state, India.

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Background on Mine

Kulda mine is part of the Ib Valley coal mines, owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Bandhabal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.033526, 83.734846 (exact)
  • Status: Operating, Proposed
  • Capacity: 10 million tonnes per annum exisiting with 5 million tonnes per annum proposed [3][2]
  • Mineable Reserves: 132 million tonnes[4]
  • In service: TBD
  • 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 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  3. Environmental Impact Statement Siarmal
  4. [1], Environmental Clearance

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