Makardhokra-II coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Makardhokra-II Opencast Coal Mine Expansion Project is a 1.50 MTPA project located at village Kanhwa, Tehsil Umrer, District Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in village Kanhwa, Tehsil Umrer, District Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

The Makardhokra-II coal mine of 1.50 Million Tonnes Per Anum (MTPA) capacity is owned by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. The Environment Clearance (EC) for the expansion from 0.5 to 1.5 MTPA in a lease area of 258.23 ha was granted on 10th February 2009 by MoEF. [1]

The Makardhokra – II Opencast Mine is located near Umred Karahandla Wildlife Sanctuary and falls in the corridor of Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. The mining in the wildlife corridor may lead to increased Human-Wildlife Conflict in the area.

Balance life of the mine at 1.50 MTPA rated capacity is 15 years [2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfield Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Village Kanhwa, Tehsil Umrer, District Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: 20° 50' 51" to 20° 52’ 13"& 79° 15' 17" to 79° 16' 26" E
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 0.5 MTPA
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 9.821
  • Coal Type: Grade D
  • Mine Size: 258.23 ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast with shovel-dumper combination
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Source of Financing: Coal India Limited
  • Permits and Applications: Environmental Clearance for expansion in production capacity to 1.5 MTPA, MoEF India, 10th February, 2009

Expansion Details

Articles and Resources


  1. [ Environment Clearance dated 10th February 2009
  2. Six Monthly Environmental Compliance Report Six monthly EC compliance report for the period from 01/04/19 to 30/09/19

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