NLC Talabira project commences coal supply to NTPC Darlipali power station

New Delhi: NLC India Limited, a Navratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal, has commenced coal supply from Talabira II & III coal mines in Odisha to NTPC Limited's Darlipali power station. The Talabira coal mines are NLC's captive coal mines and have an annual capacity of 20 Million Tonnes (MT). "Talabira II & III OCP has commenced production from the financial year 2020-21 and supplying coal to its end-use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. Further to meet the requirement of the country's coal supply, the excess coal quantity after fulfilling the requirement of the end-use plant is being sold in the open market through e-auction with due permission from the Coal Ministry," said NLC in an official statement on Saturday.

The Ministry of Coal has taken all efforts to augment coal supplies to the power sector and has decided to divert and augment coal to the power sector from captive blocks. "The ministry has offered coal supply from Talabira II & III mines to NTPC for their power plant (Darlipali)," said NLC.

"In this connection, both the companies worked together to commence the supply of coal from Talabira II & III OCP to NTPC (Darlipali & Lara Power Plants). With timely support and necessary coal delivery permits from the Department of Mines, Government of Odisha, coal supply to NTPC's Darlipali Power station has commenced yesterday, within 24 hours from the directives of the Ministry of Coal," said the statement.

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