Sohagpur coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Sohagpur coal mines are a 5 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Sohagpur coalfield in Madhya Pradesh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Sohagpur coalfield, in Shahdol, Anuppur, and Umaria districts, Madhya Pradesh state. The eastern edge of the coalfield extends into Chhattisgarh state.[1]

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Background on Mine

The 5 million ton-per-annum Sohagpur coal mines are owned by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[2] The coalfield includes the Rajnagar, Bhadra, Jamuna, Govinda, Dhanpuri, Amlai, and Pali mines, among others. Madhya Pradesh Power Generation Company's Amarkantak power plant is located on the coalfield.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Shahdol, Anuppur, and Umaria districts, Madhya Pradesh state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.3, 81.6 (approximate) (23.1-23.5 N, 81.0-82.2 E
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 5 MTPA
  • Reserves: 7,246 MT (1752 MT proven, 5,304 MT indicated, 190 MT inferred)[3]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface & underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. A.K. Singh, The coking coal of Baheraband area in the eastern part of Sohagpur coalfield,Shahdol district, M.P.: A case study, Geological Survey of India, accessed May 2015.
  2. Key Performance Highlights of SECL in 2012-13, South Eastern Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  3. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.9.

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