Ramnagar coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Ramnagar coal mine is captive opencast mine, operated by Steel Authority of India (SAIL), producing 0.37 million tonnes per annum, in Ramnagar, District Paschim Bardhman in the state of West Bengal, India.


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Background on Mine

The Ramnagar Colliery Project is located in Ramnagar, District Paschim Bardhman in the state of West Bengal, India. It is part of the Raniganj coalfields which produces non-coking coal.[1]. The project used to be part of the three collieries owned by IISCO Steel Plant in Chasnala, Jitpur and Ramnagar, together accounting for more than 125 million tonnes of coking coal.[2].

The Indian Iron & Steel Company (IISCO), a SAIL subsidiary, was amalgamated with SAIL on 16th February 2006 and renamed IISCO Steel Plant (ISP). This full-fledged integrated steel plant is one of India’s oldest. Established as an industrial enterprise in 1918, IISCO produced iron from an open-top blast furnace at Hirapur (later to be called Burnpur) in West Bengal for the first time in 1922. The plant was progressively upgraded to a capacity for production of 4.26 lakh tonnes of saleable steel and 2.54 lakh tonnes of pig iron annually.[3]

As per the SAIL Annual reports, in the Financial Year 2018-19, production in captive collieries of the Company was about 0.30 MT[4] and in FY 2017-18 0.37 MT[5] of non-coking coal from Ramanagar Collieries.

Mine Details

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  • Parent company: SAIL India
  • Location: Ramanagr, District Paschim Bardhman, State West Bengal, India
  • GPS coordinates: Latitude 23.756615, Longitude 86.835884
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 0.37 MTPA
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  • Coal Type: Non-coking
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  • Mine Type: Opencast
  • Start Year: 1920 (approximate)
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