NTPC Ltd, India's largest power generating company, has successfully exposed seam-III in its first coal mine, Pakri Barwadih located in the State of Jharkhand after removal of over burden of 7 lakh m3.
Coal production is expected to commence shortly and will 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-Development Operator for its two more mines.
The Government of India has allocated 10 mines to NTPC, with a total estimated reserve of 7.3 billion t and an ultimate mining capacity of 107 million tpy.
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