Rajrappa coal mine

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Rajrappa coal mine is a 6.1 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) coal mine in Jharkhand state, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Rajrappa town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state.

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Background on Mine

The 6.1 million ton-per-annum Rajrappa coal mine is a part of the Rajrappa Project, which includes the mine and the company town of Rajrappa. Rajrappa is apparently the only active mine on the Ramgarh coalfield; there are numerous abandoned coal mines on this coalfield, many of which are mined illegally. The mine is owned by Central Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of Coal India).[1]

The mine began an expansion to the western bank of the Damodar River in August 2012; the expansion will add 72 million tons of reserves to the mine.[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Central Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Rajrappa town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.615, 85.682 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 6.1 MTPA[1]
  • Reserves:
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rajrappa Coal Mine, Mining Atlas, accessed May 2015.
  2. N.K. Agarwal, Expansion of CCL mine in Rajrappa starts, Times of India, 11 Aug. 2012.

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