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Indian Environment Ministry Clears 10 Coal Mining Projects

Coal News - Published on Tue, 14 Jan 2020

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India’s environment ministry has cleared 10 coal mining projects with a total capacity of 160 million tonnes a year and four washeries that can handle 31 million tonnes annually. These include Coal India’s projects for seven mines and two washeries with annual capacities of 141 million tonnes and 15 million tonnes respectively. The ministry cleared 14 of the 23 projects it considered.

South Eastern Coalfields - Kusmunda opencast coal mine in Chhattisgarh, which will touch 62.5 million tonnes

Eastern Coalfields - Rajmahal opencast coal mine project in Jharkhand with an annual production capacity of nearly 24 million tonnes.

Mahanadi Coalfields’ - Lakhanpur opencast project in to produce 21 million tonnes of coal

Northern Coalfields - Dudhichua opencast project in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonebhadra district and Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district. It has been allowed to produce 17.5 million tonnes of coal a year till 2050.

Mahanadi Coalfields - 14 million tonnes of coal a year for the next 30 year at its Kulda opencast project in Odisha’s Sundargarh district

Western Coalfields - 1.85 million tonnes for its Adasa underground opencast mine in Maharashtra

South Eastern Coalfields - One million tonnes for 30 years at its Khairaha underground mine project in Madhya Pradesh

Damodar Valley Corporation – 6 million tonne tubed coal mines project in Jharkhand

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam - 11 million tonnes Kente extension opencast coal mine & integrated washery project in Chhattisgarh

Singareni Collieries Company - 2 million tonnes Kalyan Khani opencast project in Telangana.

Mahanadi Coalfields and Barat Coking Coal received clearances for washeries of 10 million tonnes per annum and five million tonnes per annum respectively.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 14 Jan 2020
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