Trans Damodar Barjora mine

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Trans Damodar Barjora mine is a 1.0 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) coal mine in West Bengal state, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Barjora, Bankura District, West Bengal State.[1]

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Background on Mine

The 1.0 million ton-per-annum Barjora coal mine was previously owned by West Bengal Mineral Development and Trading Corporation (WBMDTC), owned by the State of West Bengal. The mine was operated by a private company, Trans Damodar Coal Mining.[2][3]

In February 2015, Durgapur Projects Limited, a different state-owned company of the State of West Bengal, won a state auction to operate the Trans Damodar Barjora mine.[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Durgapur Projects Limited
  • Parent company: State of West Bengal
  • Location: Barjora, Bankura District, West Bengal State, India
  • Coordinates: 23.45163, 87.30433 (exact)
  • Status: Existing
  • Capacity: 1.0 MTPA
  • Proven reserves: 61.7 MT[4]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Open-cast
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Trans Damodar Mine, MSTC website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Debjoy Sengupta, Trans Damodar coal mining project aims at a 1 million tonne coal production a year, Economic Times, 14 Apr. 2012.
  3. Barjora Coal Mine, Green Clearance Watch, accessed May 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Trans-Damodar coal block goes to Durgapur Projects, Times of India, 17 Feb. 2015.

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