GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  COAL
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3532
ANSWERED ON   08.08.2018
Closure of Coal Mines
3532 . Lakhanpal Shri Raghav
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of coal mines closed during the last three years and the current year, State and subsidiary-wise;
(b) whether the Government has examined the proposal regarding the viability of these mines or made efforts for the revival of these units before taking the decision to close them down; and
(c) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COAL, FINANCE AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) : The details of coal mines closed during the last three years and the current year, State and Subsidiary-wise are given at Annexure.
(b)&(c) : Most of the mines which have been closed in the subsidiary companies are either due to depletion of reserve or unsafe mining condition arising due to fire, spontaneous heating, inundation, adverse geo-mining condition etc.
Some of the closed UG mines, wherever feasible, have already been converted to OC mines wherever feasible.


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Annexure
Bharat Coking Coal Ltd.:
Sl.No. Name of the mines Year State
1 Godhar UG 2015-16 Jharkhand
2 Sudamdih Incline Jharkhand
3 Murulidih 20/21 Pit Jharkhand
4 Burragarh 2016-17
Jharkhand
5 Bararee Jharkhan
6 Kuiya UG Jharkhand
7 Damoda Jharkhand
8 Bhatdih Jharkhand
9 Bera 2017-18
Jharkhand
10 Simlabahal Jharkhand
11 Lohapatti 2018-19
Jharkhand
12 Basantimata Jharkhand
13 Amalgamated Block IV Govindpur UG Jharkhand
Central Coalfields Ltd.:
Sl.No. Name of the Mine Year State
1 Karo Special UG 2015-16 Jharkhand
2 NIL 2016-17
3 Ray Bachra UG 2017-18 Jharkhand
4 Topa UG Jharkhand
5 Sirka UG Jharkhand
6 Jarangdih UG Jharkhand
7 Saunda-D UG Jharkhand
8 Kuju UG Jharkhand
9 Swang UG Jharkhand
10 Sayal-D UG Jharkhand
11 Kargali(BSI) UG Jharkhand
12 Argada UG Jharkhand
13 Pindra UG
14 NIL 2018-19
Western Coalfields Ltd.:
Sl.
No. Name of the Mine Year State
1 New Majri No.3 2015-16 Maharashtra
2 Hindustan Lalpeth No.3 2016-17 Maharashtra
3 Rawanwada Khas Madhya Pradesh
4 Thesgora Madhya Pradesh
5 Dhoptala Maharashtra
6 Ghugus Maharashtra
7 Makardhokada-II Maharashtra
8 Bhajipani 2017-18 Madhya Pradesh
Nil 2018-19
South Eastern Coalfields Ltd.:
Sl.No. Name of Mine Closed/Abandoned YEAR Name of State
1 Kotma West UG 2015-16 Madhya Pradesh
2 North Chirmiri UG 2016-17 Chhattisgarh
3 Surakachhar 5&6 UG Chhattisgarh
4 North Jhagrakhand Chhattisgarh
5 Palkimara UG Chhattisgarh
6 Kurasia OC Chhattisgarh
7 Jamuna OC Madhya Pradesh
8 Birsingpur UG Madhya Pradesh
9 Govinda UG Madhya Pradesh
10 Kalyani UG Chhattisgarh
11 Dugga OC Chhattisgarh
12 Banki Main
2017-18 Chhattisgarh
13 Malga UG Madhya Pradesh
14 Somna UG Madhya Pradesh
15 Anjanhill UG Chhattisgarh
16 Dharam UG Chhattisgarh
17 Katkona 3&4 UG 2018-19 Chhattisgarh
18 Dhanpuri UG Madhya Pradesh
Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd:
Sl. No. Name of the Mine Year State
1 NIL 2015-16
2 Chhendipada OCP 2016-17 Odisha
3 NIL 2017-18
4 NIL 2018-19


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