Coal production starts at NTPC's first coal block at Pakhribarwadih
The first coal rake of NTPC’s Pakri-Barwadih coal mine at Hazaribagh has been flagged-off by Arun Jaitley Union Minister of Finance; Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, N&RE and Mines and Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Aviation, through remote control in a ceremony held at Ranchi. Gurdeep Singh CMD, NTPC, Kulamani Biswal, Diretor(Finance) and KK Sharma Director(Operations), were present on the occasion.
The coal mine will have capacity of 18 Million Metric Tonne per annum. About 2-3 Million Metric Tonne of coal is likely to be produced from the mine next year. Coal will be supplied to different power stations of NTPC from the mine, initially Barh Power Station of NTPC will be supplied one coal rake daily.
NTPC is playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development contributing nearly 24% of country’s generation. NTPC has a vision to be the world's leading power company, energizing India's growth and plans to become 130GW company by 2032.
Company has 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 9 solar PV, one Hydro and 9 subsidiaries/joint venture power stations. Company has capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across the country including 4300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies. First wind power project - Rojmal Wind Energy Project 50 MW is being set up in the State of Gujarat at an appraised estimated cost of Rs. 323.35 Crore.
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