The government has approved additional investment of Rs168.97
crore for the Bina Extension Opencast Project of Northern
Coalfields Limited to augment supply to six million tonnes
of non-coking coal annually.
coal output from Bina Extension is linked to Anpara (1630
MW) and Obra TPS (1550 MW) in Uttar Pradesh and Indraprasth
Thermal Power Station in New Delhi. The addition coal
production would help meet the requirements of these power
projects, finance minister P Chidambaram said after a
meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs.
Extension block falls in the southern part of Northeastern
region of Moher sub-basin of Singrauli coalfields in the
dip side of existing Bina block, Chidambaram said.
Coalfields has drawn up the coal production programmer
up to the terminal year of 11th Plan on the basis of assessed
demand of coal. To meet the demand and also to compensate
loss of production due to exhaustion of some of the existing
mines, NCL has planned six new projects.
new projects namely, Krishnashilla OCP (4.00 MTPA), Amlohri
Expansion (10.00MTPA ) and Block-B OCP (3.50 MTPA) already
received government approval. Other three projects,
namely Bina Extension (6.00 MTPA), Khadia Expansion (10.00
MTPA) and Nigahi Expansion (15.00 MTPA) are at under different
stages of approval.