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Govindpur Area came into existence on 01 May 1973 with the enactment of the Coal Mines (Nationalization) Act, 1973 by incorporating 31 private collieries located in Katrasgarh, Maheshpur, Kharkhari, Nawagarh and Tundoo regions.

Govindpur Area is located about 25 km from Dhanbad railway station. It is well connected to Dhanbad, Bokaro and Ranchi by rail and road. Govindpur Area extends across 2413.13 Ha. from latitude23 45 00 N to23 48 45 N and from longitude 86 14 00 E to 86 17 50 E. Govindpur Area is surrounded by the following localities:

East: Chhatabad Basti and Chetudih Colliery.

West: Muraidihcolliery of BororaArea.

North: Non-coal bearing area.

South: Ranidih Colliery &Muchiradih Colliery.

The Khudu river enters from the western part, Bagdigijore crosses through the eastern part and Kali jore flows through western part along Maheshpur colliery and drains into Khudu river.

Details of mines under Govindpur Area:

Operational Mines:

Sl. No Colliery Method of Working Mineable Reserve

(in Million te)

1. Kharkhari Underground 117.19
2. Jogidih Underground 98.95
3. Maheshpur Underground 73.12
4. Amalgamated Block-IV Govindpur Colliery (ABGC) Opencast 70.07
5. New Akashkinari Colliery (NAKC) Mixed 55.08


Non-operational Mines:

Sl. No Colliery Method of Working Mineable Reserve

(in Million te)

1. Tetuliya Underground 44.59
2. Dharmabandh Underground 107.55
3. South Govindpur Underground 72.14
  Total mineable reserve under Govindpur Area 638.70


“05 MTPA CHP-cum-Silo Plant at Maheshpur under Govindpur Area”:

A 05 MTPA Coal Handling Plant with Rapid Loading System through SILO has been constructed in Govindpur Area to ensure faster and cleaner evacuation of coal through wagon loading. A new Maheshpur railway siding is being constructed by M/s RITES Ltd. under the command area of Govindpur Area for the above purpose.

The whole system of CHP-cum-Silo at Maheshpur consists of 04 nos. of belt conveyors, 10,000 te above ground storage bunker and one silo of 4000 Te capacity to facilitate coal loading at the rate of 5000-6000 tph directly into railway wagons.

This plant also include other associated systems and facilities like automated control communication, rock breaker, grab attachment, primary and secondary crushers, sizer, automatic sampling facility, coal dust suppression/extraction, metal detectors, plant cleaning and fire-fighting arrangements.