Bhubaneswar: The crisis faced by Nalco at its Angul plant is due to its own failure, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) alleged today.

Two of NTPC Ltd’s operating units — Talcher Thermal Power Station and Talcher Super Thermal Power Station — were ranked among the 25 best power stations in the country.

ANGUL: In a bid to curb frequent strikes in Talcher coalfields, the State Government on Sunday invoked Orissa Essential Service (Maintenance) Act (OESMA) in the coalfield area for six months.

New Delhi Even as the Prime Minister pitches for infrastructure investments, the Union environment ministry is planning to reduce the area available for mining and other infrastructure projects. Official sources told FE the ministry would soon earmark “inviolate areas” which would apply to all development and infrastructural projects, besides subsuming nine coal fields in Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, which were earlier termed “no go”areas. So the new norms will be much more prohibitive than the earlier regime.

“The go, no go classification will be subsumed in the definition of the inviolate areas. In addition, there will be 7-8 criteria defining inviolate areas, including protected area status, crop diversity, biodiversity richness and the number of species found.

Even as the State and country are reeling under acute power shortage, the 3,000 MW NTPC-Kaniha power plant has regulated its power generation due to less supply of coal.

TALCHER: Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal will visit Talcher on Friday in the wake of the acute shortage of coal leading to power crisis in the country.

Bhubaneswar: State-run NTPC on Saturday said that it would invest over Rs 24,000 crore to set up two power projects in Orissa in the 12th five-year plan with a view to augmenting generating capacit

TALCHER: A slide in production at the Talcher Coalfield has lead to coal crisis at the power stations.

ANGAUL: Two months have lapsed since the issuance of closure notice to Bhubaneswari coal mine under Jagannath area at Talcher but no concrete steps have allegedly been taken by the local MCL offici

Two other 500-MW units have already been shut in state
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is planning to shut down two more units of 500 MW each in Orissa.