National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), country’s largest state-owned power generating company, is all set to commence coal mining.
It has successfully exposed a seam in its first coal mine, Pakri Barwadih located in Jharkhand, after removing over burden of seven 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, said a release issued by NTPC.
The union government has allocated 10 mines to the NTPC, having total estimated reserve of 7.3 billion tons.