Piparwar coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Piparwar coal mines are a network of underground and opencast coal mines, operated by Central Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, producing more than 30 million-tonnes-per-annum, in Jharkhand state, India.[1]

The operating mines include: Ashoka mine, Piparwar mines, and Ray-bachra.[1] The company is pursuing large expansion projects for Ashoka and Piparwar mines. In response to a right of information request in 2021, the Piparwar mine is still listed by the Government of India as an active new mine project.[2]But in 2020, the company began reclamation projects on site.[3]


The map below shows the location of the Ashoka coal mine in the Piparwar Area in Jharkhand state, India.

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Background on Mine

The Piparwar are coal mines are owned by Central Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of Coal India).[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Central Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Piparwar Area, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.724268, 85.037525 (exact)
  • Status: operating/proposed
  • Capacity: Ashoka mine (14 MTPA), Piparwar mines (16.5 MTPA), and Ray-bachra (0.3 MTPA)[1]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: surface and underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Central Coalfields Limited, Statutory Clearances, accessed March 23, 2020
  2. Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021
  3. The hits and misses of a mine reclamation project in Jharkhand, Mongabay, April 2021

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