NTPC finally makes it as integrated power company with own coal mining
After years of delay India's
largest generation utility NTPC on Thursday finally realised its coal mining
dream, putting on track efforts to secure fuel supplies and transform into an
integrated power company.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley and Jharkhand chief
minister Raghubar Das, at a function held in Ranchi, flagged off the rake
carrying the first consignemnt of coal produced by the company from its Pakri
Barwadih mine in the state. Initially, coal from this block will go to the
cmpany's Barh plant in Bihar.
Being a thermal power generator,
NTPC is hugely dependent on coal. It has 19 coal-fired power stations, which
consumed 161 million tonne of the dry fuel in 2015-16. Absence of capti.....