Saoner coal mine

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The Saoner coal mine is an underground coal mine, operated by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, producing 2 million-tonnes-per-annum, in the village Borgaon, Tehsil Saoner, District Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in Bhatadi village, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

The proposal for Expansion of Saoner UG Project (0.96 MTPA to 2 MTPA) in ML area of 2871.39 ha was accorded with the Environment clearance vide a notice dated 22nd October 2010. Project approval of M/s WCL was obtained on 21.08.2009. The main drainage of the area is controlled by River Kolar and River Chandragandha flowing east. Few seasonal nullas mainly carrying the rain water during monsoon discharge into these Rivers. River Kolar is about 2 KM away from project site and joins River Kanhan. [1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfield Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Village Borgaon, Tehsil Saoner, District Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: Longitude 21º 19' 31" N - 21º 21' 16" N Latitutde 78º 55' 47" E - 78º 58' 40"
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2 million tonne-per-annum
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 44.8 Million Tonnes
  • Coal Type: E
  • Mine Size: 2871.39 ha
  • Mine Type: Underground (Board and Pillar)
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications: Environmental Clearance for expansion in production capacity to 2 MTPA along with Monitoring and Compliance Report, India MoEF&CC, 22nd October, 2010

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