Bhubaneswar: Tamilnadu government owned lignite miner NLC ltd (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation) has set a target to produce 31 million tonnes of Coal annually from its upcoming coal blocks Talabira I,II in Odisha and South Pachwara Coal block in Jharkhand, according to the information provided by the company.
Out of the 31 million tonnes, as per the plan, the Talabira coal blocks will contribute 20 million tonnes and the Pachwara-South Block will contribute 11 million tonnes.
The company has also lined up several Greenfield lignite mining projects which will expand its annual lignite mining capacity to 23 million tonnes from the existing 8.55 million tonnes. With this, the cumulative mining capacity of the company will be increased to 70.15 million tonnes from the existing 30.6 million tonnes, an addition of 39.55 million tonnes.
Apart from this, the company has also proposed several power projects, including both renewable and non-renewable projects, to add 6660 MW capacity to the exiting 4731 MW, which will take its total power generation capacity to 11,391 MW in the next 3 years.