Makum coal mines
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.
Background on Mine
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).
- Sponsor: North Eastern Coalfields Limited
- Parent company: Coal India
- Location: Margherita town, Tinsukia district, Assam state, India
- Coordinates: 27.281, 95.749 (approximate)
- Status: Operating/Proposed
- Capacity: 1 MTPA Total (Tirap 0.53 MTPA; Tikak 0.11 MTPA; Tipong MTPA; Ledo 0.15 MTPA).
- Reserves: 453 MT Total (Tirap 15.68 MT; Tikak 23.7 MT; Tipong 69.57 MT; Ledo 1.68 (MT).
- In service:
- Coal type:
- Mining method: Surface and underground
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- North Eastern Coalfields Limited, Annual Report, Development Activities in North Eastern Coalfields, accessed March 16, 2020
- Tirap Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
- Tikak Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
- Northern Eastern Coalfields Limited, Ledo OCP Details, accessed March 16, 2020.
- Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.12.