Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) has got environmental clearance from the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) for its captive coal mine, Gare Palma II in Chhattisgarh.
The mine will supply coal to Koradi, Chandrapur and Parli power plants. The coal ministry had allocated the block, located in Raigarh district, spread across 2,583.48 hectare with geological reserves of 1,059.76 million tonne in August 2016 to Mahagenco. Mahagenco had appointed Adani Group as the mine developer and operator for the block and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) had granted approval for a coal mining agreement with it. The company is expected to begin production of 23.60 million tonne per annum (mtpa) from March 2023, which will increase to 29 mtpa from the seventh year onwards.