New Majri coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The New Majri Underground to Opencast Mine is operated by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in the village of Shivaji Nagar Majri, Tehsil Bhadrawati, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.


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

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Background on Mine

The environment clearance to convert existing New Majri Underground mine to Opencast Mine project and for expansion in production from 0.35 MTPA to 0.8MTPA in a Mine Lease (ML) area from 479.16 ha was granted by Ministry of Environment and Forest on 18th February 2011. [1].

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) granted environmental clearance to the further expansion of New Majri UG to OC Coal Mine from 0.8 MTPA to 1.2 MTPA of M/s Western Coalfields Limited in an area 479.16 ha in District Chandrapur (Maharashtra) vide Environment Clearance dated 13th February 2017. [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 Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: village Shivji Nagar Majri, Tehsil Bhadrawati, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: 20°06'34.0"N to 20°08'37.0"N and 79°00'30.0"E to 79°02'20.0"E
  • Status: Operational
  • Production Capacity: 0.8 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 38 MT [3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 36.1 MT [3]
  • Coal Type: Grade C-D, G-11
  • Mine Size: 479.16 hectares
  • Mine Type: opencast by mechanised method involving shovel-dumper
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Source of Financing:
  • Coal Linkage: MAHAGENCO
  • Permits and Applications: Environment Clearance for converting UG to OC mine project and expansion in production from 0.35 to 0.8 MTPA

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