Pathakhera coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Pathakhera coal mines are a 3 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Pathakhera coalfield in Madhya Pradesh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Pathakhera coalfield, in Betul district, Madhya Pradesh state. This coalfield is just west of the Pench-Kanhan coalfield.[1]

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Background on Mine

The Pathakhera coal mines are owned by Western Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company's Satpura Thermal Power Station is located on the coalfield. Seven underground mines are currently operating on this coalfield.[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Betul district, Madhya Pradesh state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.11, 78.10 (approximate) (22.05-22.17 N, 77.97-78.23 E)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 3 MTPA
  • Reserves: 447 MT (291 MT proven, 88 MT indicated, 68 MT inferred)[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Location Map, Western Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  2. 2012-13 Overview, Western Coalfields Limited, accessed May 2015.
  3. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.9.

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