Mand-Raigarh coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Mand-Raigarh coal mines are a 6 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Mand-Raigarh coalfield in Chhattisgarh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Barud open-cast mine, which is on the Mand-Raigarh coalfield, in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh state. It is unclear whether or not there are other active SECL mines on the Mand-Raigarh coalfield.

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Background on Mine

The 6 million ton-per-annum Mand-Raigarh coal mines is owned by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). The mines include the Barud open-cast mine (shown in the map above), and possibly other mines as well.[1][2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.26573, 83.34132 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 6 MTPA
  • Reserves: 26,109 MT (5,016 MT proven, 18,484 MT indicated, 2,609 MT inferred)[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Almost all surface, only about 0.2 MTPA underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. SECL - Coal Resources/Reserves as per UNFC as on 01.04.2011, CMPDI website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Key Performance Highlights of SECL in 2012-13, SECL/Ministry of Coal website, accessed May 2015.
  3. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.9.

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