Makum coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Makum coal mines are network of four opencast and underground mines operated by North Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 1 million ton-per-annum (MTPA), near Margherita town, Tinsukia, Assam state, India.

The mines include: Tirap, Tikak, Ledo, and Tipong.[1]


The map below shows the location of the Makum mines, near Margherita town, Tinsukia district, Assam state.[2][3]

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Background on Mine

The 1 million ton-per-annum Makum coal mines are owned by North Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).

There are several cancelled and inactive mines in the area, including Baragolai colliery, Jagun opencast mine (0.5 MTPA), and Lekhapani mine (0.25 MTPA).[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: North Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Margherita town, Tinsukia district, Assam state, India
  • Coordinates: 27.281, 95.749 (approximate)[1]
  • Status: Operating/Proposed[1]
  • Capacity: 1 MTPA Total (Tirap 0.53 MTPA[5]; Tikak 0.11 MTPA[6]; Tipong MTPA; Ledo 0.15 MTPA).[7]
  • Reserves: 453 MT Total[8] (Tirap 15.68 MT; Tikak 23.7 MT; Tipong 69.57 MT[9]; Ledo 1.68 (MT).[7]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface and underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 North Eastern Coalfields Limited, Annual Report, Development Activities in North Eastern Coalfields, accessed March 16, 2020
  2. Tirap Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  3. Tikak Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Northern Eastern Coalfields Limited, Ledo OCP Details, accessed March 16, 2020.
  8. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.12.

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