Pench-Kanhan coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Pench-Kanhan coal mines are a 4 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Pench-Kanhan coalfield in Madhya Pradesh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Pench-Kanhan coal mines, in the Pench and Kanhan valleys, Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh state.[1]

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Background on Mine

The Pench-Kanhan coalfield contains 13 underground and 7 surface mines in total, owned by Western Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[2] Mines in the Pench valley include Newton, Chikli, Borkuhi, Ramanwara, Eklahera, Bamori, North Chandameta, Chandameta, East Dongar Chikli, Ambara Sukri, Datla and Shivpuri; mines in the Kanhan valley include Rakhikhol, Danwa, Kalichappar and Nandan.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Pench and Kanhan valleys, Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.2, 78.65 (approximate) (ca. 22.1-22.3 N, 78.3-79.0 E)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 4 MTPA
  • Reserves: 3,037 MT (1,466 MT proven, 879 MT indicated, 692 MT inferred)[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: 7 surface and 13 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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