Central thermal power utility NTPC has got an environmental clearance to double the capacity of imported coal brought through the inland waterways to its Farakka plant.

Of the 89 coal-based power units, 30 are operating with less than four days’ stock.

India’s state-owned power generator NTPC Ltd is still awaiting re-allocation of five of its coal mines allocations for which were cancelled earlier due to delays in production.

The cancelled coal blocks, in addition to the other three awarded to the company, hold the key to the company’s future fuel securing strategy. NTPC consumes around 120 MT coal annually to fire its 36,000 Mw power generation capacity.

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NTPC will not sign separate fuel supply agreements (FSAs) for new units and old units at the same power station as is now required by Coal India.

The power ministry has rung alarm bells saying shortage of coal has pushed 26 power plants into “super critical coal stock positions” — having stocks of barely seven days.

New Delhi: City may have to reel under power cuts on Monday if coal shortage continues to hit power plants.

BJP Lok Sabha MP from Godda (Jharkhand) Nishikant Dubey has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, threatening to block coal mining operations of Coal India Ltd (CIL) and enforce economic blockade against the CIL and NTPC in Santhal Pargana region as these two are

A demand-supply mismatch has plunged the city and its neighbouring districts into prolonged periods of power-cuts that officials fear will continue for the next few days.

To add to the residents