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Salient Features of Lignite Project Panandhro
Name of the Mine Panandhro Lignite Mine
General Manager Project Shri A.K.Garg
Contact Details Phone No : 02839 264411
Fax No : 02839 264428
Village Panandhro, Fulra & Khanot
Taluka Lakhpat
District Kutch
State Gujarat
Nearest Railway station Bhuj (130 km)
Nearest Air Port Bhuj (130 km)
Lease Area 1151 Hectare
Lease coordinate Latitude : 22°42'13" to 23°39'56"
Longitude 64°45'00" to 68°44'55"
Commencement Period 1973-74
Mineral Mined Lignite and Limestone
Geological Reserves 112.00 million tones
Mineable Reserves 109.00 million tones
Overall Ratio 1 : 3.64 {Lignite(T) : Overburden (M3)}
Exploration Agencies Geological Survey of India
Commissionarate of Geology and Mining
Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation
Total Meterage of Exploration 10,757 m
Total Exploration area 11.33 km2
No. of Exploration Boreholes 362 within lease area
Method of Excavation Opencast Mining, Using Hydraulic excavators and dumper combination along with ancillary equipment such as Dozer, Water Sprinkler, Motor Grader etc.
Local Geological Formation
Period Series Formation
Recent - Top Soil
Lower Oligocene Lower Nari Hard and Compact Siliceous Limestone
Upper Eocene Kirthar Nummulitic Limestone

Lower Eocene

Middle Eocene
Laki Shales , Clays , Lignite
Paleocene Supratrappeans Clays, Sands Altered Formations
Upper Cretaceous Basic Volcanic Rocks/ Traps
Usage of Lignite Lignite is directly used in Thermal Power Plants
Lignite Production
(All figures in tonnes)
16th Sep ’2013 to
30th Sep ’2013
16th Sep ’2014 to
30th Sep ’2014
16th Sep ’2015 to
30th Sep ’2015
99898.51 115479.34 113925.79
Lignite Quality Supplied
during period from 16th to 30th Sep’15
Constitute Received Base analysis (Average (%))
Total Moisture 38.68
Ash 11.51
Volatile Matter 28.87
Fixed Carbon 20.99
Calorific Value (Kcal/kg) 3057.59
Limestone Production(All figures in tonnes)
16th Sep ’2013 to
30th Sep ’2013
16th Sep ’2014 to
30th Sep ’2014
16th Sep ’2015 to
30th Sep ’2015
0.00 0.00 0.00

Lignite Quality Supplied
during period from
16th to 30th Sep ’15

L.O.I. MgCO3 CaCO3 CaO MgO R2O3 Fe2O3 Al2O3 SiO2 Moisture % I.R.
Our valuable customer
  • Akrimota Thermal Power Station
  • Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station
Plantation on Backfilled Area at Panandhro Lignite Mine
Panandhro Lignite Mine Working
Panandhro Lignite Mine Working
Blast Monitoring at Panandhro Lignite Mine tostudy the impacts in Fulra village (July’ 11).
Basting studies carried out by J N Vyas University, M B M Engineering College, Jodhpur
Date of Blasting Studies 27th July'11
Location of study instruments Near Jama Masjid & Idgah in Fulra Village
Distance of blasting site 700m & 600m respectively for Near Jama Masjid & Idgah from location of study instruments
DGMS Standards of vibration 15 mm for blasting frequency above 25Hz
DGMS Standards of Air blast 115 dB (L) Threshold limits of public complains (Dishes and Windows rattles)
Villagers representative Mr Sumar Abdullah Sumar and Mr Daud Jaru Jat
Results observed for aforesaid blasting practices Result of measurement at both monitoring station shows that vibration and sound pressure level were below the trigger value of instrument, hence it is indicated that the intensity of vibration produced by the blasts under monitoring were safe.

AS per the studies carried out by J N Vyas University, Jodhpur; it is concluded that the present blasting practices adopted at the lignite mine Panandhro under study is Safe and there is no danger to any structure due to ground vibration produce during the blasting.

The air over pressure (Sound Level) due to blasting is well within the limits specified by DGMS.

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