The State run NTPC is looking to bring down its coal import bill to ‘zero’ in next five years. It will rely on the fossil fuel made available by Coal India and the company’s own mines.
“Our aim is to have zero import of coal, and manage with the coal from Coal India sources or our own mines,” NTPC CMD Arup Roy Choudhury said.
The company has been allotted 10 coal blocks which includes Chatti-Bariatu (south) and Kerandari in Jharkhand, Dulanga in Odisha and Talaipalli in Chhattisgarh.
And its another block Pakri Barwadih which is in Jharkhand is likely to commence the coal production by the end of this calender year.
“Pakri-Barwadih will come this year (2015) and others later,” Choudhury said.