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Parsa East-Kete Basan coal mines

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Parsa East and Kete Basan coal mines (the latter is also spelled Kente Basan or Kante Basan) are a 15 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) pair of coal mines in Chhattisgarh state, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the two mines, near Kete and Parsa villages, Korba district, Chhattisgarh state.

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Background on Mine

The 15 million ton-per-annum pair of coal mines are operated by Adani Mining, a subsidiary of privately-held Adani Group. The mine lies on the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield, which totals 5.5 billion tons of reserves (it is unclear how much of this lies under these two mines specifically).[1]

These mines have been extremely controversial, as they are located in a highly biodiversity-rich, densely forested area. Local villagers have repeatedly protested against the mines, and against other proposals to mine the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield.[2][3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Adani Mining
  • Parent company: Adani Group
  • Location: Kete and Parsa villages, Korba district, Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.83795, 82.81401 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 15 MTPA
  • Reserves:
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Articles and resources

References

  1. Adani Mining Pvt Ltd, Adani Mining website, accessed May 2015.
  2. Chitrangada Choudhury, Not Just A Coal Block, PARI Network, 5 Jan. 2015.
  3. Villagers protest coal mines re-allotment in Chhattisgarh, DNA India, 2 Jan. 2015.

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