Rakha Mines

Rakha Mines are copper mines situated near Ghatshila in Jharkhand state of India.[1][2] There is also another copper mine nearby called Kendadih copper mines and refineries at Indian Copper Complex at Ghatshila.[1]

Location and transportation

Rakha Mines Station
Rakha Mines Railway station, Jharkhand

The nearest airport and big town is Jamshedpur. There is a railway station for the mines, in the same name as Rakha Mines Railway Station, on the Tatanagar-Kharagpur railway line. The station code is RHE.[3] This station is also the nearest railway link to nearby Jaduguda Uranium mines at Jadugora.

History

The first industrial copper mining started at Rakha Mines by a British firm in 1900. After independence the mines were nationalized and are presently being run by a Government of India undertaking, Hindustan Copper Limited, which was formed in 1967.

The name Rakha was put upon the name of Mr. Rakhal Chandra Bhakat. He came from a small Village called Swaspur. The whole area in which the mines, colony and mill were constructed belongs to him (Presently his family member are residing at the Village Swaspur, Kalikapur, Jamshedpur). Mr Rakhal Chandra Bhakat was Gram Pradhan of his village, later on his Position was handover to his 4th son Mr. Udhav Chandra Bhakat. [1][2]

Present

After being closed for 18 years, since 2001. The Rakha Copper Mines has been started now. On 2 feb 2019, the mines was inaugurated by Raghubar Das (CM Of Jharkhand 2014 - Present). Plant operations seems to start shortly.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Hindustan Copper Limited".
  2. ^ a b Rakha mines lease to be again renewed
  3. ^ "RHE/Rakha Mines (2 PFs) Railway Station Map/Atlas - India Rail Info". India Rail Info.

Coordinates: 22°38′N 86°22′E / 22.633°N 86.367°E

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