Gevra OC Mine in Chhattisgarh, was the largest coal-producing mine in India, producing approximately 47.1 million tonnes of coal and an estimated 49 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) of Run-of-Mine (ROM) in 2021. The Gevra OC Mine is owned by Coal India Ltd, and is due to operate until 2028. The second largest coal-producing mine with an estimated coal production of 26.2 million tonnes and an estimated 27.32 mmtpa of ROM, was the Bhubaneswari OCP Mine located in Chhattisgarh. The Bhubaneswari OCP Mine is owned by Coal India Ltd, and is due to operate until 2024.
Dipka OC Project located in Chhattisgarh was the third-largest mine, the Kusmunda OC Mine located in Chhattisgarh was the fourth-largest mine, and the Lakhanpur OCP Mine located in Odisha was the fifth-largest mine, with a total coal production of 23.8 million tonnes, 22.2 million tonnes and 20.6 million tonnes, respectively, in 2021. The Dipka OC Project, the Kusmunda OC Mine and the Lakhanpur OCP Mine had an estimated ROM production of 21.5 mmtpa, 29.58 mmtpa and 21.41 mmtpa respectively. The Dipka OC Project is owned by Coal India Ltd which is due to operate until 2027, the Kusmunda OC Mine is owned by Coal India Ltd which is due to operate until 2039 and the Lakhanpur OCP Mine is owned by Coal India Ltd which is due to operate until 2031.
The five largest coal mines, i.e., Gevra OC Mine, Bhubaneswari OCP Mine, Dipka OC Project, Kusmunda OC Mine, and Lakhanpur OCP Mine, cumulatively produced approximately 139.9 million tonnes of coal, 148.85 mmtpa of ROM in 2021.
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