MoEFCC permits NTPC to transport imported coal via national waterways

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has allowed NTPC Limited to transport imported coal to its 2,100 MW Farakka super thermal power plant in West Bengal through national waterways up to January 2017. The movement of coal through waterways was allowed by the MoEFCC in July 2014 for a period of one year, which was later extended to June 2016. NTPC will transport 1.5 mtpa of coal over the period June 2016-January 2017.