NTPC’s Chhatti-Bariatu South Coal block is spread over 750 ha land and has net geological reserves of 358.35 MT with total mineable reserves of 262.42 MT. NTPC hopes to mine the field for 40 years with annual production of 7 MTPA of coal. The coal block for which NTPC has presented mining plan recently is located in North Karanpura coalfield in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand. The coal block will also need additional land for diversion of power line, road, etc to the south of the block.
NTPC plans to spend an estimated amount of about Rs.120 crore on abandonment activities that will include dump management, rehabilitation/plantation, top soil management, reclamation of quarry and various other activities.