Ranchi: NTPC Dulanga Coal Mining Project has been awarded Star Rating Awards (3rd rank) under the category of Opencast mines for the year 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22. NTPC Talaipalli Coal Mining Project has also been awarded Star Rating (Achievers Rank) under Opencast category for the year 2019-20.

NTPC director (Fuel) Shivam Srivastava, and CEO NTPC Mining Ltd. (NML) Animesh Jain received the awards from union coal.minister Pralhad Joshi at the Annual Star Rating of Coal Mines award ceremony held on Wednesday in New Delhi.

NTPC has conceptualized the development of all its mines as a “Model Mine” by adopting the best technological practices, integration of digital tools for operational efficiency, striving towards ‘Zero Incident potential”, promoting green footprints and setting benchmarks in the mining industry. It has also fostered sustainable development of the area in and around its mining projects through skill development of youth, womenfolk, health, education, infrastructure building and other need-based initiatives. 

The bestowment of awards from the Ministry of Coal serves to be a glowing testament of NTPC efforts in coal mining and places us as a key player in the mining sector.

“Star Rating of Mines” has been introduced by the Ministry of coal to evaluate mining operations based on various technical, socio-economic, and environmental parameters, all in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. The primary goal of this scheme is to raise the standard of coal mines of India at par with international peers.