Sh. D.V. Singh, Chairmen & Managing Director, THDCIL and Sh. Vivek Bhardwaj, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India signed the Allotment Agreement for Amelia Coal Mine on 15.12.2016. Sh. U.C Kannaujia, GM(SP) and Sh. Mukul Sharma, Sr. Manager (Thermal Design), THDC NCR Office Kaushambi were also present on the occasion with senior officials of THDCIL and Ministry of Coal.
It is to mention that the Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India on 29th August 2016 has allotted Amelia Coal Mine under Rule 11(10) of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Rules, 2014 in public interest to THDCIL in order to meet the requirement of its Khurja STPP(2X660 MW).
The Amelia Coal Mine located in Singrauli District of Madhya Pradesh, is spread on around 1619.10 hectare of lease land excluding 240.70 hectare land outside lease area. The total Geological Coal reserve shall be 393.59 million tonnes. Rated capacity of the Amelia Coal mine is 8.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Coal Production.
The Khurja STPP shall facilitate overall development of the area, create job opportunities for the local people and improve the deficit power scenario of Uttar Pradesh. Besides that, all major clearances viz. Land availability, Water commitment, Airport Authority Clearance, Re-routing of NH-91, Railway Siding, etc. for the Project are already in place.
THDCIL is one of the premier hydro power generators in the country with installed capacity of 1450 MW with commissioning of Tehri Dam & HPP (1000MW), Koteshwar HEP (400MW) and 50MW Wind Power Project at Patan Gujarat to its credit and is bestowed with ‘Mini Ratna’ Category –I & Schedule ‘A’ Status.