RANCHI, JULY 4, 2022
NTPC Coal Mining has opened this year’s 1st quarter coal production on a very high note. The three operational coal mines viz. Pakri-Barwadih (Jharkhand), Dulanga (Odisha) and Talaipalli (Chhattisgarh) have contributed to achieve this remarkable feat of 42.40 lakh metric tonnes (Lakh MT) of coal production.
This coal production of 42.40 Lakh MT in the first quarter of FY 22-23 was 61 per cent more than the production of 26.40 Lac MT achieved in the same period last year.
Moreover, the production of coal during the month of June 2022 was 15.55 Lakh MT, a phenomenal rise of 101 per cent over the coal production of 7.73 Lakh MT achieved in June 2021.
Along with this coal production, NTPC has also achieved the overburden removal of 106 Lakh cubic metre and coal dispatch 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. Coal from this mine will be supplied to Barh Power Station of NTPC. Mining operation contract for Talaipalli (West Pit), Chhattisgarh was awarded on June 0, 2022 and mining operations shall commence soon.
NTPC Coal Mining Division has 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 National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee for Rainwater harvesting potential assessment and design of Rainwater harvesting structure at Talaipalli township area and water positivity in 2 villages around 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. The safety jackets were distributed among the workforce in coal mines.