Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}}The Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines are a 33.8 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines in the Bandhabal area of the Ib Valley coalfield in Odisha state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Bandhabal-area coal mines, near Bandhabal town, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state.

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Background on Mine

The 33.8 million ton-per-annum Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines are owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). The Bandhabal area consists of the following individual mines: Belpahar (3.5 MTPA), Lajkura (2.5 MTPA), Lakhanpur (15 MTPA), Lilari (0.8 MTPA), and Samleswari-I-IV (12 MTPA).[1][2]


MCL is currently developing the Belpahar-II expansion (4.5 MTPA).[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Bandhabal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 21.78, 83.865 (approximate) (21.73-21.83 N, 83.82-83.91 E)
  • Status: Operating/Development
  • Capacity: 33.8 MTPA existing, 4.5 MTPA under development
  • Reserves: 23,755 MT (9,135 MT proven, 9,513 MT indicated, 5,108 MT inferred) (total is for entire Ib Valley coalfield)[3]
  • In service: 1991-2013 (date for Belpahar-II unknown)[1]
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  2. Bioprofile of Projects, MCL website, accessed May 2015.
  3. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.

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