NTPC Limited has invited bids for procuring 1,000 metric tonnes per day of agro residue-based fuel for its 2,650 MW Dadri power plant in Delhi-NCR as part of the initiatives to help improve the air quality and provide farmers with an alternative to burning crop residue. The tender will be for two years for 1,000 metric tonnes per day. The price of agro residue-based pellets has been capped at Rs 5,500 per metric tonne whereas that of pellets or briquettes of torrefied agro residue has been capped at Rs 6,600 per tonne. The successful bidders will be required to deliver the material from September 2018. NTPC has broken up the total demand into smaller lots of 20 metric tonnes per day. A bidder can bid for a maximum of 12 lots.