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NTPC's Transfers Badam Coal Block in Jharkhand

Coal News - Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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NTPC, country’s largest power generating firm, said that the coal ministry has transferred to it the Badam coal block, situated in Jharkhand, on 2 September, 2019. The coal block, earlier allocated to Bihar State Power Generation Company, has been given to NTPC after it acquired the Barauni thermal plant from BSPGCL in December 2018. With this coal block, NTPC currently possess 10 coal blocks: Pakri Barwadih, Chatti Bariatu including Chatti Bariatu-South, Kerandari, Dulanga, Talaipalli, Bhalumuda, Banai, Mandakini-B, Badam and Banhardih coal blocks with a total estimated geological reserves of over 7.3 billion tonnes and production potential of about 113 million tonnes per annum.

NTPC has also made substantial progress in coal mining and about 7.31 mmt coal was extracted from Pakri-Barwadih and Dulanga mines in the last financial year.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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