The Jharkhand government today signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the NTPC for forming a joint venture company (JVC) for performance improvement and 4,000 MW capacity expansion of the Patratu Thermal Power Station (PTPS).
Measures including strict action against visibly polluting vehicles and automatic identification of overloaded vehicles at the borders, are part of a three-month action plan devised Monday to deal with increasing air pollution in Delhi and NCR.
With Turkey aiming for mega 125-GW installed power capacity by 2023, private firms like Tata Power, Lanco, GMR and Essar as also state-run NTPC are mulling investments in that nation, according to Turkish investment support and promotion agency.
A school student died and his brother got seriously injured on Saturday when a bus belonging to NTPC hit them after which an angry mob attacked the PSU's guest house and torched 10 vehicles, besides damaging other goods at Dalmianagar in Rohtas district.
Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "failing" to respect good work done by senior party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee by not inaugurating the NTPC unit at Barh, foundation of which was laid by the veteran leader.
Accusing central agencies of neglecting North East, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today criticised power major NTPC for not starting any work on 460 MW Kolodyne project in the state for the last six years.
Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project.
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal, the Kahalgaon unit of NTPC has built toilets in five girls' schools and is in the process of building toilets in 20 more schools and over a hundred households.
The Supreme Court has cancelled all coal blocks except government run non-JV allotments. According to experts, this was on expected lines after the apex court had judged all coal block allocations post 1992 as illegal.