New Delhi: NTPC Coal Mining has begun this year’s first-quarter coal production on a high note. The three operational coal mines – Pakri-Barwadih (Jharkhand), Dulanga (Odisha) and Talaipalli (Chhattisgarh) have contributed to achieving 42.40 lakh metric tonnes of coal production. The coal production of 42.40 lakh MT in the first quarter of FY 2022-23 was 61 percent more than the production of 26.40 lakh MT achieved in the same period last year.
Moreover, the production of coal during the month of June 2022 was 15.55 lakh MT. This indicates a phenomenal rise of 101 percent over the coal production of 7.73 lakh MT achieved in June 2021.
Along with this coal production, NTPC has also contributed to the removal of 106 lakh cubic meter and coal despatch of 41.74 lakh MT to NTPC power plants, in this quarter.
NTPC has started mining operations in its Chatti-Bariatu coal mine (Jharkhand) and has also touched coal on May 21, 2022. The coal from this mine will be supplied to the Barh Power Station of NTPC. NTPC was awarded the operation contract for Talaipalli (West Pit) (Chhattisgarh) on June 30, 2022; the mining operations in this pit will commence soon.
NTPC’s Coal Mining Division had signed an MOU with MECON on June 2, 2022, for consultancy and project management services for its coal mines.
Being a signatory to the prestigious United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, NTPC has engaged the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee for assessing the potential of rainwater harvesting, the design of the rainwater harvesting structure in the Talaipalli township, area and water positivity in the 2 villages around the township.
The Coal Mining Headquarters in Ranchi has developed and procured safety reflective jackets with LED lights through MSME vendor in June 2022, to ensure improved visibility for personnel deployed in mines and siding during night hours.
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