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NTPC board OKs investing 31.9 bln rupees in coal project

MUMBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - India's top power producer NTPC Ltd said on Friday its board had approved investing 31.94 billion rupees for a coal mining project in the east Indian state of Jharkhand. The coal block, which was allotted to NTPC in October 2004, will start production in 2012, the firm added in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Nandita Bose; Editing by Jui Chakravorty) (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com) Keywords: NTPC/INVESTMENT (nandita.bose@thomsonreuters.com; tel: 91 22 6636 7374; Reuters Messaging: nandita.bose.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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