Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project

Last Modified: Sat Sep 03 2016 11:19:39 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 Aug 2016
    Indigenous challenge by Adrian Burragubba, a member of the Wangan and Jagalingou People was dismissed by Federal Court today.
  • 03-Apr-2016
    India's Adani Enterprises Ltd was granted approval by Australia's Queensland state government today to proceed with its Carmichael coal project in the Galilee Basin.
  • 5
    years since the Adani started to work on the project, and has battled opposition from green groups ever since. Environmentalists continue to fight Adani's project. They cite potential damage from port dredging, shipping and climate change stoked by coal from the mine.
  • 2
    legal challenges to the project are currently before courts.
  • 2
    major banks - Standard Chartered and Commonwealth Bank of Australia - pulled out of the project in August.Several international banks have said they will not provide financing for coal mining in the Galilee Basin.
  • $120 million
    amount the Adani Group has had to spend so far in legal costs and cutting its way through the environmental hurdles.
  • 2017
    Calendar year when Adani will aim to commence construction even as it continues to finalize second tier approvals.
  • 11 billion tonnes
    The estimated coal reserves that can be mined.
  • $2.97 billion
    According to official estimations, Carmichael will contribute each year to Queensland’s economy.
  • 6,400
    new jobs that are likely to be created: around 2,500 construction positions and 3,900 operational posts.