Rajmahal coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Rajmahal coal mines are a 10.5 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Rajmahal coalfield in Jharkhand state, India.


The map below shows the location of the mines, near Mahagama village, Godda district, Jharkhand state.

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Background on Mine

The 10.5 million ton-per-annum Rajmahal coal mines were first opened in 1985. The mines are owned by Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). The mines supply coal to both the nearby Farakka power station and Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station, both owned by the state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation.[1][2]

Proposed Expansion

In April 2012, Essel Mining and Industries Limited (EMIL) (a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group) won a 12.5-year contract to take over mining operations at the Rajmahal mines, and expand production to 17 MTPA.[3][4] The current status of this proposed takeover/expansion is unclear.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited (proposed shift to Essel Mining and Industries Limited)
  • Parent company: Coal India (Aditya Birla Group)
  • Location: Mahagama village, Godda district, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 25.03528, 87.36143 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 10.5 MTPA (expansion to 17 MTPA)
  • Reserves: 16,122 MT (3,211 MT proven, 11,219 MT indicated, 1,692 MT inferred)
  • In service: 1985
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Rajmahal Area, Eastern Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.8.
  3. Amit Gupta, Essel steps into Rajmahal, The Telegraph, 26 Apr. 2012.
  4. About our Mining Division, EMIL website, accessed May 2015.

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