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In April, NTPC Coal Output From Captive Mines Increased by More Than Twofold to 2.75 MMT

State-owned NTPC Ltd. stated on Tuesday that the output of coal from its captive mines increased by more than twofold to 2.75 million metric tonnes in April 2023.

In contrast to the 1.11 million metric tonnes (MMT) produced in April 2022, NTPC produced 2.75 MMT of coal in April 2023, according to a company release.

The highest-ever coal dispatch volume was 2.95 MMT in April 2023 as compared to 1.23 MMT in April 2022.

From its four operational coal mines, NTPC Pakri-Barwadih (Jharkhand), NTPC Chatti Bariatu (Jharkhand), NTPC Dulanga (Odisha), and NTPC Talaipalli (Chhattisgarh), the company produced 23.2 million tonnes of coal in FY23, a 65 percent increase from 14.02 million tonnes the previous year.

NTPC Group's current installed power capacity is 71,644 megawatts (MW).

The Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL), a foreign joint venture company of NTPC Ltd, said in a regulatory filing that as of December 23, 2022, the unit-1 of the 1320 MW (2×660) Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant (MSTPP) at Rampal, Mongla, Bagerhat will be included in the installed and commercial capacity of the NTPC Group.

With this, the NTPC group's overall installed and operational capacity is now 72,304 MW.

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