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CIL’s NCL Partners with NTPC to Install 50MW Solar Power Project in MP; CIL signed MoU with Dept of Sport to Improve Sports Infrastructure

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Coal India arm NCL joins hands with NTPCNorthern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited(CIL) has partnered with NTPC Limited to install 50 megawatts (MW) solar power project at Nigahi coal mines of NCL in Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh(MP). 

  • NCL and CIL NTPC UrjaPvt Ltd (CNUPL), a joint venture of CIL and NTPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the installation of the 50MW solar power project. The entire project will be coordinated by the CNUPL.
  • SK Verma, General Manager (E&M) of NCL and B K Panda, CEO of CNUPL signed the MoU.


This project will support the efforts of CIL to achieve 3000MW solar power by 2023-2024 and to become a net-zero company.

About the partnership:

i.As the project consultant, NTPC will assist NCL to get a bidder for this project and NCL will work with the bidder to execute the project.

ii.NTPC has invited the bids with the pre-bid date set on 7th October 2021 and the tender opening date on 22nd October.

iii.The project is estimated to be completed within a period of 1 year.

CIL signed MoU with Dept of Sports to improve sports infrastructure in India:

Coal India Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to enhance the sports infrastructure in India.

  • The MoU was signed in the presence of Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Dr Anil Kumar Jain, Coal Secretary.

Features of MoU:

i.Under this MoU, the Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Program of CIL will contribute Rs 75 crore towards the National Sports Development Fund which will be used for the construction of 3 hostels for sportspersons.

ii.The 3 hostels with a combined capacity of 350 sportspersons will be constructed at

  • Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
  • Sports Authority of India’s centre, Bhopal
  • Sports Authority of India’s centre, Bengaluru

Key Points:

i.The project which is set to be completed by 2023 will benefit the athletes by creating a conducive eco-system through focused training under the national-level coach.

ii.Initially, CIL has released Rs 25 crore for the project.

Recent Related News:

On April 23, 2021, Coal India Limited(CIL) has signed its first solar power purchase agreement for the sale of 100 MW solar power with Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 25 years.

  • CIL entered into a PPA and supply the 100 MW power generated to GUVNL within 18 months with a capital investment of Rs 442 crore.
  • The 100 MW project will be executed through a Solar EPC Contractor (engineering, procurement, and construction).

About Coal India Limited(CIL):

CIL is a state-owned coal mining corporate.
Chairman– Pramod Agrawal
Established in November 1975
Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
About Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL):

NCL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited(CIL).
CMD– P K Sinha
Headquarters– Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh