NTPC produced 7.36 MMT of coal during April to August of FY 2022-23 with YOY growth of 62%

NTPC Limited is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking that is India‘s largest integrated power company with an installed capacity of 70,064 MW. NTPC Limited has produced 7.36 MMT of coal during the period April 2022 to August 2022 which is an increase of 62% year-on-year as compared to 4.55 MMT produced during the corresponding period of 2021.

A truck is carrying coal from a coal mine in the Indian state of Jharkhand
Coal (Image: MeelBijendra/Gitika)

As per the exploration carried out by GSI (Geological Survey of India), CMPDI (Central Mine Planning and Design Institute), SCCL (Singareni Collieries Company), and MECL (Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited Formerly Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited) to a maximum depth of 1200 meters, the total geological resources of coal in India are estimated to be 319.02 billion tonnes as on April 2018.

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According to the April 2018 survey, out of total 3,19,020 million tonnes of coal resources in India – coking 34,522 million tonnes, non-coking 2,82,910 million tonnes, and tertiary coal 1,588 million tonnes are included.

NTPC has dispatched 7.52 MMT of coal from its captive mines during the period April 2022 to August 2022 which is an increase of 37% on Y-o-Y basis as compared to 5.47 MMT coal dispatched during the corresponding period of 2021.

According to the Geological Survey of India, Jharkhand is the largest geological resource of coal with 83152 million tonnes. Odisha is the second largest geological resource of coal with 79295 million tonnes and Chhattisgarh is the third largest geological resource with 57206 million tonnes of coal.

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According to the Coal Ministry of India, the total coal demand in the year 2021-22 was 980 million tonnes, which includes 84 million tonnes of coking coal and 896 non-coking coal. Of the total coal demand of 980 million tonnes, the demand for coal in power was 700 million tonnes and in non-power was 280 million tonnes.

In the year 2021-22, 765 million tonnes were supplied from domestic coal and 210 million tonnes of coal were imported, according to India’s Ministry of Coal.

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