Ranchi: NTPC commenced coal production from the Chatti-Bariatu coal mine located in the Hazaribag district of Jharkhand on 29.09.2022. Hazaribag deputy commissioner Nancy Sahay inaugurated the coal production in the presence of SP Manoj Ratan Chothe, NTPC Regional Executive Director(Coal Mining), Partha Mazumder, GM & HOP, Chatti-Bariatu BM Singh, GM HOP, Kerandar, Faiz Taiyab and GM (TS) CMHQ TK Konar .

With this achievement, Chatti-Bariatu became the 4th. coal producing mine of NTPC. Mining operations started in Chatti-Bariatu on 25.04.2022 and within a span of one month (on 21.05.2022), NTPC touched the coal seam. Peak-rated capacity of this mine will be 7 Million Metric Tonnes per annum to be achieved in 4 years’ time. Coal from this mine will be used in the power stations of NTPC.

On this historical occasion, Partha Mazumder extended warm wishes to the Head of project, Chatti-Bariatu and his entire team; and the team of M/s. Ritwhik-AMR, the MDO; all stakeholders including the villagers and leaders, for the start of coal production. He appreciated the continuous support and cooperation received from DC, Hazaribag and her team; SP, Hazaribag and his team for achieving this difficult milestone.

Hazaribag deputy commissioner and SP congratulated Partha Mazumder and his entire coal mining team for achieving this important milestone and lauded their efforts including maintaining good liaison with the villagers & other stakeholders.

On this occasion, BM Singh expressed his gratitude to the district administration and all the villagers and the village leaders. He said that coal from Chatti-Bariatu will initially be sent to North Karanpura STPP of NTPC.

As a part of NTPC’s commitment toward environmental protection, trees were planted by guests in NTPC Chatti-Bariatu mine site office.