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Name of the Mine Panandhro Lignite Mine Panandhro Lignite Mine
General Manager Project Mr. H.K.Joshi
Agent of Mine Mr. H.K.Joshi
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 Airport Bhuj (130 km)
Lease Area 1719 Hectare
Reference 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
Balance Reserves 0.6 mMT as on 01/01/2018
Method of Mining 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
Sector Wise Lignite Users Power
  • •Akrimota Thermal Power Station, GMDC (250 MW)
  • •Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station, GSECL (290 MW)
Mine Life Mine is about to close very shortly. Reserves are almost exhausted.
Lignite Quality Supplied
Constitute Received Base Analysis
Total Moisture (%) 32-40
Ash (%) 9-15
Volatile Matter (%) 34-37
Fixed Carbon (%) 20-30
Calorific Value (Kcal/kg) 3000-3600
Total Sulphur (%) 1-3
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