Environment norms are sacrosanct says NTPC CMD

The largest power generation company NTPC aims to become 128000 MW company by 2032 and successfully introduced all environmental friendly technology and norms at its old and new stations
Environment norms are sacrosanct says NTPC CMD

NTPC Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gurdeep Singh said that cost of power is the main concern in the country and complying all new environmental norms at old and new power units only add to 50 paise per unit in toto, so techno-economic viability is in line with the best practices.

Giving the details of annual performance on Monday, Singh said, “ Environmental norms are sacrosanct and can not be compromised. “ NTPC comply with all latest techniques and guidelines. Going forward, 11 per cent contribution to its total generation would come from renewable including 1000 MW from Wind project which would come up soon,” the CMD said.

He said that all old units are going for retrofitting and all stations are ISO 14001 and OHSAS certified. Moreover, the company has installed monitoring systems to monitor emission, effluents and ambient air conditions in all its plants.

NTPC is poised to cross 50 GW capacity – the installed capacity as on June 6, 2016 is 47,178 MW by adding 5 GW in the current fiscal. The Total Income for FY 2015-16 is Rs. 71,696.07 crore and Profit after Tax is Rs. 10,242.91 crore. NTPC contributes 24 per cent of country’s generation.

Under UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna) which utilises the best principles of cooperative and competitive federalism aimed to reform distribution sector in India, NTPC reduced ECR from Rs. 2.03/unit in April 2015 to Rs. 1.69/unit in February 2016 by about 34 paise/unit due to rationalization of linkages and reducing imported coal consumption.

A Joint Venture Agreement has been signed between NTPC Ltd. and Coal India Limited to take up the revival of Fertilizer Plants of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri (Bihar) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh). A Joint Venture Company “Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited” is under incorporation.

Inclusive Growth

NTPC championed the cause of Swachh Bharat by successfully completing about 29,000 toilets across 17 States covering 83 districts. Total expenditure on CSR for the year 2015-16 was Rs. 491.80 crore (including Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan). 

NTPC has inked two separate MoUs with Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (NSDF – National Skill Development Fund) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with total fund of Rs. 36.50 crore for various employability linked skill development programs.

NTPC has committed to contribute Rs. 200 crore for setting up of IIIT, Raipur. The institute commenced its academic session from 2015-16.

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BK Jha is the Special Correspondent of Rural & Marketing. Prior to this he has been associated with The Hindustan Times, Political and Business Daily along with many other media organisations.
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