Sonepur Bazari mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Sonepur Bazari mine is an 8 million tonne-per-annum opencast mine located in Pandabeswar, Paschim Bardhaman in West Bengal, India.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the Sonepur Bazari mine project, in Pandabeswar, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia, West Bengal, India.

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Background on Mine

The opencast mine, operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, produces 8 million tonnes annually.[1] In 2014, it filled a permit to expand capacity to 12 million tonnes, a project that is likely shelved.[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Eastern Coalfields Limited[2]
  • Location: West Bengal, India.
  • Coordinates: 23.688231, 87.223763 (exact)
  • Status: Proposed[2]
  • Capacity: 8 million tonnes[1]
  • Reserves: 179.60 million tonnes[1]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: surface
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sonepur Bazari Area, Eastern Coalfields Limited, accessed February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd.,EIA Notification Capacity Enhancement from 8.0 MTY to 12.0 MTY, Eastern Coalfields Limited, August 2014.

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