South Eastern Coalfield Limited’s Gevra Mine Set to Become The Largest Coal Mine in Asia

Raipur, 05 March 2024: Chhattisgarh-based Coal India subsidiary South Eastern Coalfield Limited’s Gevra mine is set to become the largest coal mine in Asia. The mine has been granted environmental clearance to expand production capacity to 70 million tons per annum from the current 52.5 million tons.

The development has been made possible with the rigorous efforts of the Ministry of Coal by coordinating with the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in achieving the environment clearance of 70 million tons in record time, keeping in mind the role of Gevra as one of the megaprojects of SECL, in meeting the energy needs of the nation.

‘Under the guidance of Ministry of Coal, a historic milestone has been achieved by Coal India team today. We have a vision for Gevra to become the largest coal mine in the world with state-of-art mining operations and this is a significant milestone towards that journey.” said Shri Prem Sagar Misha, CMD, SECL on the occasion.

SECL management thanked the Ministry for their support in securing the EC for the Gevra mine and said this is a historic day for us that SECL and the state of Chhattisgarh will soon be home to the largest coal mine in Asia. He also expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for their support and swift action in granting the EC , as well as to the agencies of Centre and State and the Chhattisgarh Government.

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