Biznextindia : Amid coal shortage the country is facing, public sector coal miner NLC has announced that it is taking steps to the Target of 6 MTPA from its original schedule of 4 MTPA during the current year and considering the high demand of coal, NLCIL is taking all out efforts to augment the Coal Production of Talabira Mine upto 10 MTPA for the current year and upto 20 MTPA from next year onwards.
The Navratna PSU said that it’s Talabira II & III Open Cast Mine, Odisha has crossed 2 Million Tonnes production till date during its first full year of operation.
“This will not only provide fuel security to End Use Plants but also make available coal in the market. The coal produced is being transported to its one of the End Use Plant, NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited’s 2 x 500 MW at Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, a subsidiary of NLCIL. The entire generated power is catering to the requirement of Southern States, major share (more than 40%) to Tamilnadu.
Recent Amendment to Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act on Mineral Concession Rules by Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India on 1st October 2021 has enabled the Mine for sale of excess Coal after meeting the coal requirement of End Use Plant. Accordingly, the permission from Ministry of Coal has been sought to sell the excess coal.