The company has set an ambitious target of enhancing power generation capacity to 75,000 MW by 2017.
The coal ministry has reportedly approved, in principle, the allotment of five coal blocks to four thermal power plants of NTPC.
Sriprakash Jaiswal, Coal Minister was quoted as saying "We have in principle approved to allocate five coal blocks to NTPC. The identification of the coal blocks is still underway."
According to reports, the coal blocks would be allocated through government dispensation route to NTPC's four power projects - 500 MW in Raibareilly, UP; 1,600 MW at Kudgi in Karnataka; 1,600 MW at Gajmara in Orissa and 3,960 MW at Barethi in Madhya Pradesh.
The company has set an ambitious target of enhancing power generation capacity to 75,000 MW by 2017, added reports.