Mumbai: State-owned power giant NTPC Tuesday said its coal output jumped 61 percent in the first quarter of FY23 at 42.40 lakh Metric Ton (MT) against 26.40 lakh MT produced in the same period last year.
"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," an NTPC statement said.
The production of coal during the month of June 2022 was 15.55 lakh MT 101 percent over the coal production of 7.73 MMT 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 company said and added that the mining operations in this pit will commence soon.
NTPC’s Coal Mining Division has signed an MoU with MECON on Jun 2 for consultancy and project management services for its coal mines.
Being a signatory to the prestigious United Nations Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, the NTPC has engaged the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee for assessing the potential of rainwater harvesting, design of the rainwater harvesting structure in 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.