NTPC declares Dulanga coal mine commercially operational

NTPC Limited’s Dulanga coal mine in Odisha, with an ultimate peak rated annual capacity of 7 million tonnes per annum, has been declared commercially operational from October 1, 2020. …

Earlier the central government allocated nine coal blocks — Pakri-Barwadih, Chatti-Bariatu & Chatti- Bariatu (South), Kerandari, Dulanga, Talaipalli, Banai, Bhalumuda, Mandakini-B and Badam — directly to NTPC. Banhardih coal block, allocated earlier to the Jharkhand government, is now being developed by Patratu Vidyut Utapadan Nigam Limited. NTPC is planning to produce about 103 million metric tonnes (mmt) of coal per annum from these mines. So far, out of 10 blocks, three mines, Parkin-Barwadih, Dulanga and Talaipalli are in operation and about 27.2 mmt of coal has been produced from these mines till November 2020.

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