In a first and what will mark its entry into coal production, state-owned NTPC Limited, India’s largest power generating company has stuck coal in its coal mine Pakri Barwadih in Jharkhand. NTPC is India’s largest thermal power generating company and the largest buyer of coal from Coal India Ltd.
NTPC said it has successfully exposed seam-III in its first coal mine-Pakri Barwadih located in the State of Jharkhand after removal of over burden of 7 lakh cubic metre. Coal production will commence shortly from this mine and can be supplied to any project of the company.
This is a major step towards building assured fuel supply for the company. NTPC is in advance stage of awarding contract for appointment of Mining cum Development Operator for its two more mines.
Govt. of India has allocated 10 mines to NTPC having total estimated reserve of 7.3 Billion Tons with ultimate mining capacity of 107 Million Tons per annum.