Ranchi: NTPC Coal Mining Headquarters, Ranchi, celebrated the 76th Independence Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor.

Chief guest for the occasion, Partha Mazumder, regional executive director (Coal Mining), remembered and paid homage to the freedom fighters who contributed to India’s independence. He also mentioned that the prime minister spearheaded the “Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative under the aegis of‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of Indian independence. He appreciated the efforts of employees for their active participation in the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign.

Stressing upon the increase in power demand across the country, he asked the Coal Mining Team to share the responsibility for partly meeting the coal demand of NTPC thermal stations. In FY 2021-22, the three operational coal mines: Pakri Barwadih (in Jharkhand), Dulanga (in Odisha) & Talaipalli (In Chhattisgarh), had produced 14 million tonnes of coal registering a growth of 27% over FY 2020-21. In the current fiscal, till July ’22, coal production of 6 Million Tonnes has been achieved recording a growth of 68% as compared to the same period in last year.

The coal production from Chatti Bariatu coal mine (in Jharkhand), South Pit Extension & West Pit of Talaipalli is expected to start in the coming days. NTPC Coal Mining is determined and putting its best effort to achieve the target of 28 million tonnes in this FY, to reduce the dependency on external sources to some extent.

RED(Coal Mining) congratulated the coal mining family for achieving the MoU targets till July’22, all under excellent category, and for achieving 5-star rating (the highest star rating) for Dulanga & Talaipalli and 4-star for Pakri-Barwadih, declared recently by Ministry of Coal. He also lauded about the efforts being taken to ensure sustainability of operations.

Mazumder expressed his sincere thanks to CMHQ & project teams, seniors and peers in NTPC, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, & other Government of India Ministries, State Government of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and all the stakeholders & the associates.

He shared that two new departments, Mining Operational Efficiency & New Initiatives; and Commercial, have been set up in Coal Mining HQ, centralized coal billing of the coal mines will now be dealt by Commercial dept from CMHQ.