Umrer Coal Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Umrer Opencast Coal Mine is located in Nagpur-Umrer coal mines in Maharashtra state, India.


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

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Background on Mine

The Umrer Opencast Coal Mine is a 4.90 million tonne-per-annum mine owned by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. The main consumers of the mine are thermal plants of MAHAGENCO and miscellaneous consumers. The Environment Clearance for the expansion of the Umrer Opencast Coal Mining project from 3.50 MTPA to 4.90 MTPA was granted on 11th January 2019 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). [1]

The previous Environment Clearance for the Expansion of the Umrer Opencast Coal Mining Project from 2.34 MTPA to 3.50 MTPA was granted by the MoEF on 20th May 2005. [2]

The Umrer Opencast Mine is located within 10 km from the boundary of Umred Karahandla Wildlife Sanctuary and falls in the corridor of Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India Limited
  • Location: Kanhwa Village, Umrer Tehsil, Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India
  • GPS coordinates: 20.864166, 79.285000 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 3.5 million tonnes per year (MTPA)
  • Total Resource: 11.68 million tonnes
  • Mineable Reserves: 11.68 million tonnes
  • Coal Type: Non-coking coal
  • Mine Size: 944.65 hectares
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Permits and Applications: Environmental Clearance for expansion in production capacity from 2.34MTPA to 3.50MTPA, India MoEF, 20 May, 2005

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