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NLCIL TALABIRA PROJECT STARTED SUPPLY OF COAL TO NTPC DARLIPALI POWER STATION

NLCIL TALABIRA PROJECT STARTED SUPPLY OF COAL TO NTPC DARLIPALI POWER STATION

Context:

A Navratna Company, NLC India Limited, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal is operating Talabira II&III coal mines (20 MT annual capacity) in Odisha State.

Key Highlights:

  • The Talabira II & III OCP has started production from the 2020-21 financial year and supplies coal to its plant of End Use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
  • In addition to meeting the demand for coal supply in the country, the amount of coal exceeded after meeting the requirements of the last consumption plant, selling coal to open the market by E-auction with permission from the Coal Ministry.
  • The Ministry of Coal has taken all efforts to increase the supply of coal in the electricity sector and decided to divert and increase the supply of electricity from the seized coal blocks. The Department has provided the supply of coal from the Talabira II & III mines to NTPC through their power plant.
  • In this regard, both companies have worked together to initiate the supply of coal from Talabira II & III OCP to NTPC (Darlipali & Lara Power Plants). With timely funding and necessary permits for the delivery of coal from the Department of Mines, Govt. of Odisha, the delivery of coal to the Darlipali power station started, within 24 hours of instructions from the Ministry of Coal.

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