New Majri II A coal mine

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New Majri II (A) Opencast Coal Mine is an expansion from 2.0 million tonnes per anum (MTPA) to 2.50 million tonnes per anum (MTPA) project located in village Majri, Tehsil Bhadrawati, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.

Location

The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in village Majri, Tehsil Bhadrawati, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

Initially, the New Majri II (A) OC mine was granted Environment Clearance for expansion from 1.0 MTPA capacity to 2.0 MTPA capacity in Mine Lease (ML) area of 432.02 ha by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) on 19th May 2005. [1] Further, Environment Clearance for New Majri II (A) Opencast Coal Mine Expansion Project, for expansion of production from 2.0 MTPA to 2.50 MTPA and ML area from 432.02 ha to 774.538 was granted on 19th May 2009. [2]

The New Majri II (A) Opencast Mine is located near Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and falls in the corridor of Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. The mining in the wildlife corridor may lead to increased Human-Wildlife Conflict in the area.


Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfield Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Village Majri, Tehsil Bhadrawati, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: 20.119062, 79.032223
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.0 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 37.999 million tonnes(2020) [3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 36.09 million tonnes (2020) [3]
  • Coal Type:
  • Mine Size: 432.02 ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast with shovel-dumper combination
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Source of Financing: Coal India Limited
  • Permits and Applications: [1] Environment Clearance dated 19th May 2005

Expansion Details

  • Status: Operating
  • Size of Expansion: 2.5 MTPA
  • Mine Size: 774.538 ha
  • Permits and Applications: [2] Environment Clearance dated 19th May 2009


Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. [http://westerncoal.in/sites/default/files/userfiles/NEW%20MAJRI-II%20(A)%20OC.pdf Environment Clearance dated 19th May 2005
  2. [http://environmentclearance.nic.in/Auth/openletter.aspx?EC=3638 Environment Clearance dated 19th May 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 Western Coalfield Limited, "Expansion of New Majri Mine", Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Western Coal website, Accessed May 2021

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