The coal ministry today said state-owned CIL is fully geared up to supply fuel to NTPC’s Kahalgaon and Farakka Plants throughout the year as the issue of shifting Bhadotola village is being solved in stages with the help of Jharkhand government. “There will be no dearth of coal at Rajmahal OCP (Opencast Project) to supply Kahalgaon and Farakka power stations of NTPC,” the ministry said in a statement.
At present, 25,000-30,000 tonnes daily production will continue till next-month end. “From July 2017 onwards, further seven million tonnes (MT) of coal will be made available at Dahernangi patch,” it said.
Further, more than 20 MT additional coal will be made available from Bhadotola which will help Rajmahal OCP to produce 17 MT during the current fiscal with continued law and order support from the Jharkhand government in shifting Bhadotola village.
Rajmahal Opencast Project of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, has set a target of 17 MT coal production during 2017-18 at its optimum capacity. Rajmahal OCP produced 14.43 MT of coal during 2016-17.