Maharashtra State Mining Corporation

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}}The Maharashtra State Mining Corporation (MSMC) is a company owned by the the Government of Maharashtra with the aim of developing mineral projects in the state and in particular "enter into new mineral bearing areas of economic importance having ready market, viz. coal, iron ore, manganese, tungsten".[1] At present, MSMC's operating mines produce industrial minerals such as limestone, feldspar, fluorite, dolomite, kyanite and iron ore.[2]

Proposed mine and power station project

Maharashtra State Mining Corporation is a joint venture partner with the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in Mahatamil Collieries which has been awarded the Gare Pelma Sector II coal block and is also proposing to establish the 3,000 megawatt Gare Pelma power station. The proposed mine is near Garghoda in Raigarh District of the State of Chhattisgarh, India.

In 2006 TANGEDCO's predecessor TNEB was allotted the Gare Pelma Sector II coal block along with Maharashtra State Mining Corporation by the Ministry of Coal. The companies have formed a joint venture company, Ltd (MTCL) to develop the coal deposit. As of late 2011 TANGEDCO stated that "detailed exploration work is being carried out" and "is likely to be completed by March 2012. It has been proposed to install a pithead power station utilizing TANGEDCO’s share of coal received from this mine." TANGEDCO states that in August 2011 a Letter of Award (LOA) was issued to M/s. Lanco Infratech Ltd as Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) for both the mine and, using TANGEDCO's share of the coal, the power station.[3] A news report states that the proposed power station would be 3,000 megawatts.[4]

Contact details

Maharashtra State Mining Corporation Ltd. (MSMC)
Plot No 7, Ajni Square, Wardha Road,
Nagpur - 440015 (M.S)
Phone: 91-712-2253204-2253206 (EPABX)
Fax : 91-712-2253203
E-mail: info AT

Articles and resources


  1. Maharashtra State Mining Corporation, "About us", Maharashtra State Mining Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  2. Maharashtra State Mining Corporation, "Mines", Maharashtra State Mining Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  3. TANGEDCO, "Arrangement of coal to meet the requirement of the thermal power stations of TANGEDCO", TANGEDCO website, accessed December 2011.
  4. Promit Mukherjeeee, "Lanco wins Gare Pelma II block, 3000 mw plant", Daily News & Analysis, March 22, 2011.

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