Makum coal mines

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}}The Makum coal mines are a 1 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Makum coalfield in Assam state, India.


The map below shows the location of the Makum mines, near Margherita town, Tinsukia district, Assam state. The Tikuk open-pit mine is visible on the southwest side of this map, and the Tirap open-pit mine is visible to the northeast.[1][2]

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Background on Mine

The 1 million ton-per-annum Makum coal mines are owned by North Eastern Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). The Makum mines include the Tikuk and Tirap surface mines, and apparently at least one underground mine.[3][4]


Two additional surface mining areas, Tikak Expansion and Ledo, are apparently under development. The timeline on this expansion is unclear.[4]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: North Eastern Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Margherita town, Tinsukia district, Assam state, India
  • Coordinates: 27.281, 95.749 (approximate) (27.25-27.3 N, 95.71-95.79 E)
  • Status: Operating/Proposed
  • Capacity: 1 MTPA (size of expansion unclear)
  • Reserves: 453 MT (432 MT proven, 21 MT indicated)[5]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: Surface and underground
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Tirap Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  2. Tikak Colliery, Wikimapia, accessed May 2015.
  3. About Us, North Eastern Coalfields Limited website, accessed May 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Envirocon, A Report on Ambient Air Quality, Water/Waste Water Analysis and Noise Level Measurement at North Eastern Coalfields Margherita, 2011, p. 1.
  5. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.12.

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