NTPC Suspends Power Generation From Farakka

Partial suspension of power generation at the NTPC’s Farakka plant in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district owing to shortage of water is likely to continue till April 10.

The power producer was forced to temporarily shut five units (1,600 MW) of its 6 units (2,100 MW) at Farakka after water level at Farakka feeder canal receded due to “diversion of water to Bangladesh as per the international treaty and  one unit of 500 MW is under operation. Total allocation to West Bengal from NTPC stations is 786 MW, which can be fully met by the company from its stations, if power is requisitioned by the state

About NTPC:

NTPC Limited (previously known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.

It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a “Government Company” within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC’s core business is generation and sale of electricity to state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India. The company also undertakes consultancy and turnkey project contracts that involve engineering, project management, construction management and operation and management of power plants.

Extra info:
  • NTPC had to stop generation due to non-availability of adequate cooling water from Farakka feeder canal. The station had to suspend generation from all its six units then as the intake channel had gone dry due to a sudden drop in level at the feeder canal.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh.
  • Ministry of Power, Government of India – Piyush Goyal

So lets do:
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited comes Under Which ministry?
  • Who is the CMD of NTPC?
  • Partial suspension of power generation at the ________ plant in West Bengal’s?


Source – Business-Standard

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