New Kenda mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The New Kenda mines are a network of 6 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA) underground and opencast coal mines in Cluster No. 11 of the Raniganj Coalfield in the Asansol and Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.[1]

New Kenda mines are operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India.[2]


The map below shows the exact location of the New Kenda coal mines, in Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.

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Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, operates the Cluster 11 coal mines.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[1]
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India[2]
  • Coordinates: 23.650379, 87.183894 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: New Kenda (3.71 MTPA); New Kenda Opencast (3.00 MTPA); West Kenda (0.6 MTAPA); Lower Kenda (0.13 MTPA).[2]
  • Reserves:
  • In service: operating
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: underground and opencast[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd., Final Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, October 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ministry of Environment, Forests, & Climate Change, Cluster No. 11 Environmental Clearance Letter, July 21, 2015.

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