Chaman Metallics to carry out mine at Kosara-Dongargaon UG Coal Block located at Wani taluk in Yavatamal district of Maharashtra. The coal mine will be used as linkage for its captive consumption of their linked sponge iron plant of 0.363 MTPA capacity located in Chandrapur district. Because of the geological characteristics, the method of mining is UG by Bord & Pillar and involves caving. Voids, if any left would be filled with by sand and water.
Maharashtra Coal Co to carry out mining at Lohara East Coal Block located in village Lohara in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It plans to set up a opencast mine with 0.5 mtpa and an underground mine with 0.26 mtpa. It also plans to use a in-pit crusher to transport coal by conveyor belts to a surface bunker. It may be noted, the project falls in the ecologically sensitive area of Tadoba Tiger Reserve.
Western Coalfields to undertake Patansongi UG mine located at Nagpur district of Maharashtra. The proposed rated capacity fo the mine is to be expanded from 0.25 mtpa to 0.5 mtpa. It will undertake mining by Bord & Pillar process and by stowing and the coal will be transported by aerial ropeway and then by road to MSEB.
Western Coalfields to expand Pipla UG mines located in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. The proposed rated capacity fo the mine is to be expanded from 0.18 mtpa to 0.25 mtpa. It may be noted, a National Highway (Nagpur-Bhopal) passes through the ML. UG mining is by hydraulic sand stowing. The entire coal mined will be transported by aerial ropeways to Boarari TPS.
Western Coalfields to carry out mining at Dinesh OCP, located at Umrer in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. The proposed rated capacity of the mine is at 3 mtpa from mining area of 1636 ha.