NTPC mainly produces power from coal but also has hydro, solar and wind power projects. Adding coal production in its business, it has successfully become an integrated energy company with interests diversified across the fuel value chain and in line with global standards.
India’s largest thermal power generation company, NTPC Limited is now an integrated power and coal producing firm. NTPC on Thursday flagged off the first consignment of coal from its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand to the company’s Barh power project in Bihar. The Pakri Barwadih coal mine has estimated mining capacity of 15 Million Tons Per Annum (MTPA) and has been allotted to NTPC as basket mine to meet the fuel shortfall of its power stations.
NTPC to replace polluting units with new ones which are highly efficient.
State-owned NTPC Ltd has decided to close down roughly 11,000 MW of old thermal plants which are polluting and causing distress in the local areas also and not good for the country, union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
According to official figures, nearly one third of villages are left (5665) of the total 18452 villages. Time left is nearly 460 days. So 2/3rd of the villages remains to be electrified in nearly 460 days.
The pace of rural electrification in India continued unabated and out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, as many as 12,033 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.
Safety of mines is the topmost priority of the Modi government and accordingly the Union Budget has proposed a three times increase in allocation for safety of coal mines.
Union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines Piyush Goyal told the Parliament on Monday that a host of important steps have been initiated towards safety of mines and prevent Coal Mine Accidents.
The remaining villages (3968- 70%) are now mainly in 4 states including Arunachal Pradesh (1229); Assam (972); Jharkhand (892) and Odisha (875)).
In line with its transparent style of functioning, the ministry of power’s GARV App has made it possible for anyone to check the state by state status of the village electrification process in India. Available data shows that out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, more than 12,000 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been made competitive with the announcement in the Budget 2017 over reduction of Corporate Tax to 25% up to turnover of Rs. 50 crores.
Over 30 crore energy efficient LED bulbs have already been distributed so far which includes 20 crore LED bulbs by the EESL under the government’s UJALA scheme and more than 10 crores by the private domestic LED companies.
Union minister of state for power, renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday that India was fast emerging as the LED capital of the world.
Confident that India will achieve 100% rural electrification by 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has proposed Rs 4,814 crore as part of budget allocation for government’s rural electrification program -under Deen Daya Upadhyayal Gram Jyoti Yojana meant for facilitating power to all rural homes.
Maintaining its focus on India’s Renewable Energy plans, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presently Union Budget 2017-18 said the government would now take up the second phase of solar park development in the country to add 20,000 MW.
Today India is a world leader in LED consumption and we're selling 600,000 LED bulbs a day, union minister of state for power, coal, RE and mines Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue 2017 in New Delhi.
In a span of just two years and which is also a record of sorts, India is presently selling six lakh LED bulbs every day and has crossed yet another benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme. This assumes significance given the savings of Rs 10,000 crore that will accrue annually in electricity bills of the consumers.