Manikpur coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Manikpur coal mine is an opencast mine, operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, producing 3.5 million tonnes per annum, in Tehsil Korba, District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India.


The map below shows the exact location of the Manikpur opencast coal mine porject in Teshil & District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India.

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Background on Mine

The Manikpur Opencast coal mine of 3.5 MTPA on an area of 1018.925 Ha operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, is located in Tehsil & District Korba, State Chhattisgarh, India.[1] The mine was initially planned with the help of soviet consultants for a rated output of 1.0 MTPA and started in the year 1966. The feasibility report for 2 MTPA production was prepared by CMPDIL in June 1976 and approved by the government in December 1978. The Project obtained NOC from Chhattisgarh State Environment Conservation Board for 2.5 MTPA capacity in 2005. Environment clearance for 3.5 MTPA production was granted vide letter no. J-11015/1129/2007-IA-II (M) on 22nd August, 2014 as per EIA Notification, 2006 based on TOR granted on 16.06.2008.[2] As per newsreports the mine is operating at the capacity of the 4.90 MTPA and the process of expansion to a capacity of 5.25 MTPA is under process for now.[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Tehsil & District Korba, State Chhattishgarh, India
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 22.3166667, 22.325 Longitude 82.70833333333334, 82.74166666666667[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 3.5 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 117.23 MT[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 101.50 MT[1]
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal, Grade G[1]
  • Mine Size: 1018.925 Ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year: 1966[2]
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications:Environment Clearance for Manikpur Expansion Opencast coal mine, MoEF&CC India, 22 August 2014

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