Environmental clearances for five major coal projects of Coal India that supply to NTPC’s three major plants — Vindyachal, Rihand and Singrauli — have been postponed.

New Delhi Close to 65,000 MW of power generation capacity is held up in the country due to shortage in fuel supply by state-run Coal India, says a report.

According to the latest CEA report, as many as 47 power stations suffered scarcity of fuel with stocks that could not last more than a week. These plants are categorised as stations with "critical" coal stock position of less than 7 seven days by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), apex power planning body.

The government’s decision to roll back a 12.5 per cent rise in coal prices might have eroded Coal India’s cushion against a Rs 6,500-crore wage impact.

Narsinghpur: NTPC is aggressively implementing the capacity addition program to add 4480 MW capacity in the western region during the XIIth plan. With this the NTPC's installed capacity in the western region will be touching over 12000 MW. During 2010-11, Western Region is going to add 1160 MW capacity by adding country's first 660 MW unit at Sipat and 500 MW unit at Korba in Chattisgarh.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is concerned primarily with significant environmental impacts. Environmental Assessments (EA) describes the whole process by which information about the environmental effects of a project is collected and assessed by the development before deciding whether to grant planning permission.