West Bokaro coal mines

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The West Bokaro coal mines are a network of mines on the West Bokaro coalfield in Jharkhand state, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the West Bokaro coal mines, surrounding Barughutu town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state. All mines visible in the map below are apparently part of West Bokaro, extending from 23.72-23.81 N and from 85.45-85.63 E.

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Background on Mine

Several mines on the West Bokaro coalfield are owned by Tata Steel (a private company that is a subsidiary of the Tata Group), and several are owned by Central Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[1][2][3] Tata's mines at West Bokaro produce 6 million tons per annum (MTPA); the extent of CCL's production at the mine is unclear.

The West Bokaro mines include mines in the Kuju Area (Sarubera, Ara, Kuiu, Topa, Pindra, Pundi, and Karma) and in the Hazaribagh Area (Khedla, Jharkhand, Laiyo, Parej, Tapin, and Ghato).

Tata's operations at West Bokaro were expanded by 2.3 MTPA in 2005.[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Tata Steel, Central Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Tata Group, Coal India
  • Location: Barughutu town, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand state, India
  • Coordinates: 23.791, 85.571 (approximate) (23.72-23.81 N and 85.45-85.63 E)
  • Status: Existing
  • Capacity: More than 6 MTPA
  • Reserves: 5,063 MT (3,721 MT proven, 1,309 MT indicated, 34 MT inferred)[5]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Both surface and underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Mining Operations, Tata Steel website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Areas, Central Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  3. CCL Charhi, CCL website, accessed May 2015.
  4. West Bokaro Coal Mine Expansion, Green Clearance Watch, accessed May 2015.
  5. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.8.

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