Wardha Valley coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Wardha Valley coal mines are a 30 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Wardha Valley coalfield in Maharashtra state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Wardha Valley coalfield, in Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts, Maharashtra state. The coalfield lies beneath the entire area shown on the map below.[1]

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Background on Mine

The 30 million ton-per-annum Wardha Valley coal mines are owned by Western Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[2] WCL divides the coalfield into the Mauri, Wani North, Wani, Chandrapur, and Ballarpur Areas.[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts, Maharashtra state, India
  • Coordinates: 20, 79.18 (exact) (19.5-20.5 N, 78.72-79.64 E)[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 30 MTPA[2]
  • Reserves: 6,526 MT (3,605 MT proven, 1,498 MT indicated, 1,424 MT inferred)[4]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Vegetation cover mapping of Wardha Valley Coalfield based on satellite data for the year 2013, CMPDI, Dec. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2012-13 Overview, Western Coalfields Limited, accessed May 2015.
  3. Location Map, Western Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  4. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.

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