Singhori coal mine

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The Singhori coal mine is operated by Western Coalfield Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in Maharashtra, India.


The satellite image below shows the area of the mine in village Singhori, Tehsil Parseoni, District Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Background on Mine

The Singhori OC mine of 0.80 Million Tonnes Per Anum (MTPA) capacity is owned by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. The Environment Clearance (EC) for the 0.80 MTPA in Mine lease (ML) area of 428 ha was granted on 17th May 2007 by MoEF. [1]

Western Coalfields Limited proposed expansion of the Singhori OC mine from 0.80 MTPA to 1.12 MTPA in existing area 426.00 ha covered under existing EC land of 428.00 ha by the way of application for EC in January 2019. [2]

Coal India Ltd subsidiary Western Coalfields Limited has taken a step to slash down its coal auction floor price by 10 per cent of its specific mines. The reduced auction price will apply for coal of Mine Specific Source for all auctions to be conducted by WCL only in April 2020. This will help both power and non-power consumers to get coal at reduced price. WCL had identified 11 out of its total 66 mines in November 2019 to be Mine Specific Source especially for use of power plants at an additional add-on price of Rs 450 over notified price. These 11 mines include 8 Greenfield- Dinesh, Makardhokra I. Gokul. Bhanegaon, Singhori, Penganga, Yekona, Pauni II and 3 Brownfield- Mungoli, Niljai, Gondegaon were opened in the last 5 years to provide coal to power consumers of Central, Western and Southern India at their doorstep at cheaper landed price. Earlier these power plants were getting coal from mines located in Eastern India which was costly due to extra railway freight. With opening of new projects by WCL, coal became cheaper for these plants to the tune of INR1,000 per tonne on an average. Under a policy WCL requested power entities to share this gain by adding Rs 450 per tonne over notified price for these 11 specific mines. No change in pricing was done for remaining 55 mines. [3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfield Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: village Singhori, Tehsil Parseoni, District Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • GPS coordinates: 21.2866759, 79.1436393
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 0.8 MTPA
  • Total Resource: 35.07 million tonnes [4]
  • Mineable Reserves: 12.30 MT[4]
  • Coal Type:
  • Mine Size: 428 ha
  • Mine Type: Opencast with shovel-dumper combination
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Source of Financing: Coal India Limited
  • Permits and Applications: Environment Clearance, India MoEF, 17th May 2007

Expansion Details

Articles and Resources


  1. Environment Clearance, India MoEF, 17th May 2007
  2. EC application for expansion from 0.80 MTPA to 1.12 MTPA, India MoEF, January 2019
  3. "CIL WCL Slashes Coal Auction Price of Specific Mines," Steel Guru, 6th April 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 Environmental Clearance, "Singhori Opencast coal mine", Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change"], Accessed June 2021

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