Angul: Production at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant here has been badly affected due to the ongoing strike at the coal mines for last 10 days, post Bharatpur mines mishap which claimed four lives last week.
As per the report, due to the strike all six units of the NTPC plant are suffering coal crunch for past couple of days. While three units have already stopped production, the rest three generated only 1000 MW per day against the normal of 3,000 MW.
While around 10,000 mt coal had been sent to the NTPC plant from Ib Valley and Singareni Coalfield yesterday, it would go out of stock in the coming days if the strike don’t come to an end soon, informed plant authorities.
The plant needs 55,000-tonne coal daily to run all its six units.
Notably on at least 4 workers were killed and nine suffered injuries in the accident at the Bharatpur Bharatpur opencast mine on Tuesday last week. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the incident, later.
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