Tubed coal mine

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Tubed coal mine is a proposed 6 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) coal mine on the Auranga coalfield in Jharkhand state, India.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Tubed coal bed, where the mine would be located, near Tubed village, Latehar district, Jharkhand state.[2]

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Background on Mine

The proposed 6 million ton-per-annum Tubed coal mine is a proposal of Tubed Coal Mines Limited, a 60-40 consortium consisting of Hindalco Industries (a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group) and Tata Power (a subsidiary of Tata Group). The mine would thus be one of very few private coal mines in India. The mine's coal would be used to power Hindalco's Jharkhand Aluminium power station and Tata's Tiruldih Power Project. The coal block was allocated in August 2007, and the geological reserve was purchased in October 2007. Some permits have been issued, but others may still be outstanding.[3][4]

It is unclear whether this proposal is still active, though a site inspection was conducted on August 13, 2019.[5]

Mine Details

  • OPerator: Hindalco Industries (60%), Tata Power (40%)[1]
  • Owner: Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group
  • Location: Tubed village, Latehar district, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.82119, 84.57721 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity: 6 MTPA[1]
  • Resource: 166 MT (measured) 189 MT(measure and indicated)[1]
  • Mine Depth: 230 m[1]
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mine Type: Surface, Opencast
  • Start Year: 2021 - 2022[6]
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ministry of Environment and Forests, Tubed Coal Mining Project, Pre-Feasibility Report, accessed March 4, 2020.
  2. Tubed Coal Block, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  3. Tubed Coal Block Mining Project, Tata Power, accessed May 2015.
  4. About Us, Tubed Coal Mines Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  5. Forest Clearance Inspection, August 13, 2019
  6. Standing Committee on Energy 29th Report, India Ministry of Power, dated July 2022.

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