Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines
The Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines are a 33.8 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines in the Bandhabal area of the Ib Valley coalfield in Odisha state, India.
The map below shows the location of the Bandhabal-area coal mines, near Bandhabal town, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state.
Background on Mine
The 33.8 million ton-per-annum Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines are owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). The Bandhabal area consists of the following individual mines: Belpahar (3.5 MTPA), Lajkura (2.5 MTPA), Lakhanpur (15 MTPA), Lilari (0.8 MTPA), and Samleswari-I-IV (12 MTPA).
MCL is currently developing the Belpahar-II expansion (4.5 MTPA).
- Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
- Parent company: Coal India
- Location: Bandhabal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state, India
- Coordinates: 21.78, 83.865 (approximate) (21.73-21.83 N, 83.82-83.91 E)
- Status: Operating/Development
- Capacity: 33.8 MTPA existing, 4.5 MTPA under development
- Reserves: 23,755 MT (9,135 MT proven, 9,513 MT indicated, 5,108 MT inferred) (total is for entire Ib Valley coalfield)
- In service: 1991-2013 (date for Belpahar-II unknown)
- Coal type:
- Mining method: Surface
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