Parbatpur coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Parbatpur Coal Mine is a proposed mine, owned by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Coal India Limited (CIL) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)., to produce 1.8 million tonnes per annum, in the villages of Parbatpur, Talgaria, Silphor, Nayaban, Tilatand, Tehsil Chas, and Village Talgoria, Teshil Chandankyari, District Bokaro in Jharkhand, India.

In 2018, ONGC proposed to produce Coal Bed Methane (CBD) from the mine and set a target production of ~2 MMSCMD from all the four CBM Blocks including Bokaro, Jharia & North Karanpura of Jharkhand currently in operation.[1] [2]

Location

The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in Talgaria village, Bokaro District, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

Parbatpur is located near Jharia and was firstly allocated by the Petroleum Ministry to ONGC in January 2002 for coal bed methane (CBM). In July 2005, the Coal Ministry allotted the same block to Electrosteel Castings ltd (ECl) for coal mining purposes. The mine received environment clearance from MoEF&CC on 11 January, 2007[3], but was later on reallocated by Ministry of Coal to SAIl on 23 March 2016 and subsequently EC was transferred to SAIL[4] following the Supreme Court cancelling coal blocks en mass including Parbatpur block and the Government going for auction route.[5]

Electrosteel Castings Limited was allocated the coal mine for its iron plant and after much difficulty had extracted 0.76 Million Tonne coal till 31.03.2014.[6] After the cancellation of mine in wake of the coalgate scam, SAIL was realloteed but then SAIL couldn't make the mine operational and decided to surrender it after a report from MECON consulting on its viability and ONGC exploration of CBM in Parbatpur/Jharia Blocks.[5]

The mine is now proposed to be developed by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Coal India Limited (CIL) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). ONGC is proposed to produce Coal Bed Methane (CBD) from the mine and set a target production of ~2 MMSCMD from all the four CBM Blocks including Bokaro, Jharia & North Karanpura of Jharkhand currently in operation.[1] [2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Coal India Limited and SAIL
  • Parent company: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Coal India Limited and SAIL
  • Location: Parbatpur,Talgaria,Silphor,Nayaban,Tilatand, Tehsil Chas, District Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • GPS coordinates: 23.689444, 86.350685[6]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.8 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 235.71 MT[6]
  • Mineable Reserves: 228.12 MT[6]
  • Coal Type: Non Coking
  • Mine Size: 865 Ha[4]
  • Mine Type: Surface and Underground Mining[6]
  • Mine Depth: 210-650 m[7]
  • Start Year: 2014 (production started, then stopped).
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications: Environment Clearance for Parbatpur Coal Mine, MoEF&CC, 11 January, 2007, Transfer of Environment Clearance to Parbatpur Coal Mine to SAIL, MoEF&CC, 6 December, 2016

Expansion Details

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