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New Delhi : NLC India Limited, a Navratna Company under  the administrative control of  the Ministry of Coa, is operating Talabira II&III coal mines (20 MT annual capacity) in Odisha State.

Talabira II&III OCP has commenced  production from the financial year 2020-21 and supplying coal to its End Use plant, NTPL, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. Further, to meet the requirement of country`s coal supply, the excess coal quantity after fulfilling the requirement of end use plant, selling the coal to open market through E-auction with due permission from the Coal Ministry.

The  Ministry of Coal has made all efforts to augment coal supplies to the power sector and decided to divert and augment the  supplies to power sector from captive coal blocks. The Ministry offered coal supply from Talabira II&III mines to NTPC for their Power plant, according to a PIB release.

In this connection, both the companies worked together to commence the supply of coal from Talabira II&III OCP to NTPC (Darlipali & Lara Power Plants). With timely support and necessary coal delivery permits from the Department of  Mines, Govt. of Odisha, the coal delivery to the Darlipali Power station commenced on October 14, 2021,  within 24 hours from the directives from the  Ministry of Coal.