Gevra Mine Set to Become Asia’s Largest Coal Mine

The Gevra coal mine in Chhattisgarh, operated by Coal India’s South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL), got approval to increase its yearly coal production from 52.5 million to 70 million tonnes. This expansion will make it the biggest coal mine in Asia.

The Gevra coal mine’s growth to 70 million tonnes was made possible because the coal and environment ministries worked together swiftly. This quick approval highlights the mine’s crucial role in India’s energy sector.

The Coal India team, led by the Ministry of Coal, reached a historic milestone at the Gevra coal mine. The goal is to make Gevra the world’s largest coal mine with advanced mining operations. According to Prem Sagar Misha, CMD of SECL, this achievement marks a big step in that direction.

The SECL management thanked the Ministry for helping get approval for the Gevra mine. They mentioned that it’s a historic day because soon, SECL and Chhattisgarh will have the biggest coal mine in Asia.

He also thanked the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for quickly giving the necessary approval. He expressed gratitude to the central and state agencies, as well as the Chhattisgarh Government, for their support.

Gevra, a huge project of SECL, became India’s biggest coal mine last year by producing 52.5 million tonnes in the fiscal year 22-23. This mine has been working for more than 40 years and covers about 10 kilometers in length and 4 kilometers in width.

Gevra uses eco-friendly mining methods like Surface Miner and Ripper Mining, avoiding blasts. It also employs powerful machinery for removing layers of soil. The mine is eco-conscious with conveyor belts, silos, and a Rapid Loading System for efficient coal evacuation.

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