NTPC is likely to commence production from its two captive coal mines of Chatti-Bariatu and Kerandari in Jharkand by June 2016. However, its another mine - Chatti- Bariatu (South) - in the eastern state will be developed by 2038.
The three coal blocks were earlier forfeited from the state-run company as it failed to develop them within the stipulated timeframe. However, the blocks were later given back to the power producer.
NTPC recently informed the government that the production from the Chatti Bariatu and Kerandari mines is expected to commence from June 2016, according to a recent Coal Ministry document. The Coal ministry had earlier said that NTPC would develop the coal blocks as per the revised schedule submitted by them.