NTPC starts mining at Pakri Barwadih coal block

NTPC Limited has commenced coal mining at its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. The company flagged off the first rake of coal from the mine on February 16, 2017. The mine will have an ultimate capacity of 18 mtpa. In a separate development, NTPC has issued an expression of interest seeking partners to jointly set up cement manufacturing units with an annual capacity of 1 mt or above in the vicinity of its thermal power plants.