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Balraj Joshi is the Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC since September 22, 2017 and has served as its Director of Technical from March 23, 2018 to July 5, 2018
The Director General of Safeguards (DGS) has proposed a provisional duty of 70 per cent for a period of 200 days on solar cells and modules and has issued its recommendations in a preliminary report.
Coal demand will be fully met from domestic source in 5 yrs
In order to meet the coal demand in next five years, Coal India Ltd, the main coal producer, has an ambitious plan of increasing its production to one billon tonnes by FY2019-20. CIL's production is showing an increasing trend, having gone up from 494 Mt in FY15 to 554 Mt in FY17.
In the past five years, coal power made up over two-thirds of capacity additions in India's generation, and currently accounts for more than 60 per cent of India's power capacity. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), India's coal demand will see the biggest growth over the next five years, despite a global slowdown.
Coal India ties up with APGenco
In need of fuel for its 2x800 MW power station at Krishnapatnam, APGenco has procured 5 million tonne of low quality (4,100 kilo calorie) coal from CIL subsidiary Mahanandi Coalfields in Odisha
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Dr Arup Roy Choudhury joined NTPC as CMD in September, 2010, and since then the company has achieved several commendable milestones, which include capacity addition of 12,315 MW, which is 27.6 per cent of the total capacity added in the last 39 years i.e. 44,598 MW.