Rajrappa coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Rajrappa coal mine is an opencast mine, operated by Central Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, with a capacity of 3 million ton-per-annum (MTPA in Jharkhand state, India.[1]


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Rajrappa town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state.

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Background on Mine

The 3 million ton-per-annum Rajrappa coal mine is a part of the Rajrappa Project, which includes the mine and the company town of Rajrappa. Rajrappa is apparently the only active mine on the Ramgarh coalfield; there are numerous abandoned coal mines on this coalfield, many of which are mined illegally. The mine is owned by Central Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of Coal India).[2]

The mine began an expansion to the western bank of the Damodar River in August 2012.[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Central Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Rajrappa town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.615, 85.682 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 3 MTPA[4]
  • Reserves: 78.46 MT[5]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface
  • Source of financing:

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