NTPC Boiler Blast Accident

NTPC Boiler Blast Accident

Question: On November 1st, 2017, an unfortunate accident has taken place in NTPC power station at Unchahar. The boiler blast, was in which unit of the Plant?
(a) Unit 4
(b) Unit 5
(c) Unit 6
(d) Unit 7
Answer- (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 1st, 2017, an unfortunate accident has taken place in NTPC power station at Unchahar.
  • A sudden blast took place in boiler situated in UNIT 6 (500 MW).
  • NTPC power plant at Unchahar is coal based power station.
  • Primarily Blockages in the flue gas pipe in the unit has been found responsible for the blast.
  • A panel headed by executive director S.K. Roy looking into the cause of the accident.
  • The Panel has to submit his report in a month.
  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of people in blast.
  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an ex- gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident at the NTPC plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Prime Minister has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured due to the accident.
  • It is noteworthy that NTPC is Maharatna Company having a power generation capacity of 51,708 MW.
  • The company comprises of 48 NTPC Stations (20 Coal based stations, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel based stations, 1 Hydro based station), 9 Joint Venture stations (8 coal based and one gas based) and 12 renewable energy projects.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttaranchal are the beneficiary state by the generation of power at NTPC power station at Unchahar.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173184
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173189
http://www.ntpc.co.in/en/power-generation/installed-capacity

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