Sonhat coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Sonhat coal mines are a network of mines on the Sonhat coalfield in Chhattisgarh state, India.


The map below shows the location of the village of Sonhat, in Koriya district, Chhattisgarh state.

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Background on Mine

The Sonhat coal mines, on the Sonhat coalfield, are owned by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). Mines on the coalfield include various mines at Churcha (Chharchha), as well as Nagar and Shivpuri.[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Koriya district, Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.471, 82.524 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity:
  • Reserves: 2,665 MT (199 MT proven, 2,464 MT indicated)[2]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. SECL - Coal Resources/Reserves as per UNFC as on 01.04.2011, CMPDI website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.10.

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