31 May 2012

Coal Supply to NTPC


Presently, NTPC is facing problems regarding coal supply at some of its Power Plants.

            The coal shortage resulting into generation loss during 2011-12 is as follows:

Station
Coal Shortage in
Million Metric Tonne (MMT)
Generation Loss
(MUs)
Singrauli
0.127
179
Rihand
0.102
152
Unchahar
0.095
132
Dadri coal
0.119
191
Badarpur
0.012
14
Vindhyachal
0.517
749
Ramagundam
0.328
546
Simhadri
0.369
499
Farakka
0.135
195
Kahalgaon
4.175
4855
Talcher Kaniha
0.285
370
Total
6.264
7882

            The Ministry of Coal, Government of India allocated six coal blocks to NTPC. The details of coal blocks, their location and progress made by NTPC, are given below:-

Sl. No.
Name of Coal Block
Coalfields
State
Progress made
1.
Pakri Barwadih
North Karanpura
Jharkhand
All clearances available. 2536 acres of forest land in possession. MDO appointed.
2.
Chatti-Bariatu
North Karanpura
Jharkhand
Stage-I, Stage-II forest clearance and environment clearance available. Land acquisition will start after formal withdrawal of de-allocation by Ministry of Coal.
3.
Kerandari
North Karanpura
Jharkhand
Environment clearance available. Stage-I forest clearance available. Stage-II forest clearance to be obtained. Land acquisition will start after formal withdrawal of de-allocation by Ministry of Coal
4.
Chatti-Bariatu(South)#
North Karanpura
Jharkhand
Located in the dip side of Chatti-Bariatublock, will be developed at the end of mining of Chatti-Bariatu block.
5.
Talaipalli
Mand-Raigarh
Chhattisgarh
Geological Report available. Mining plan approved. In-principle environment clearance available. Forest clearance under process. Land acquisition under process.
6.
Dulanga
Ib Valley
Odisha
Geological Report available. Mining plan approved. In-principle environment clearance available. Forest clearance under process.

12.0 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) of coal was imported for various power stations of NTPC during Financial Year (FY) : 2011-12 from Indonesia / Australia.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Power Shri K.C.Venugopal  in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha

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