Piparwar coal mines
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.
The operating mines include: Ashoka mine, Piparwar mines, and Ray-bachra. 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.But in 2020, the company began reclamation projects on site.
The map below shows the location of the Ashoka coal mine in the Piparwar Area in Jharkhand state, India.
Background on Mine
- 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)
- In service:
- Coal type:
- Mining method: surface and underground
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Central Coalfields Limited, Statutory Clearances, accessed March 23, 2020
- Government of India, Ministry of Coal, Question No. 35 - "Opening of new Coal Mines", February 3, 2021
- The hits and misses of a mine reclamation project in Jharkhand, Mongabay, April 2021