Parsa East and Kanta Basan coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Parsa East and Kanta Basan is an open pit 15 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) coal mine operated by Adani Group and owned by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (RRVUNL) in Chhattisgarh state, India.[1]


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Kete and Parsa villages, Korba district, Chhattisgarh state.

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Background on Mine

The 15 million ton-per-annum coal mine is operated by Adani Mining, a subsidiary of privately-held Adani Group. The mine lies on the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield, which totals 5.5 billion tons of reserves.[2]

The mine has been extremely controversial.[3] It is located in a highly biodiversity-rich, densely forested area. Local villagers have repeatedly protested against the mines, and against other proposals to mine the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield.[4][5]

Mine Details

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Expansion of Parsa East and Kanta Basan Opencast Coal Mine, August 2018
  2. Adani Mining Pvt Ltd, Adani Mining website, accessed May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 An Indian mining conglomerate is eating up a sacred forest grove, Quartz India, accessed March 5, 2020
  4. Chitrangada Choudhury, Not Just A Coal Block, PARI Network, 5 Jan. 2015.
  5. Villagers protest coal mines re-allotment in Chhattisgarh, DNA India, 2 Jan. 2015.

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