Pakri Barwadih Block is located in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand state, India. The block has been allotted to NTPC Limited by Ministry of Coal, Government of India . Pakri-Barwadih coal mining project is a joint venture project between Thiess Minecs and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). On 30 November, 2010, Thiess Minecs got a contract from NTPC Limited, for a 27 year deal to develop and operate the green-field Pakri Barwadih coal mine in the state of Jharkhand. Pakri Barwadih will be the first of six mines NTPC intends to develop to provide low cost coal for its power stations, replacing expensive imported coal . The proposed mining project is going to feed NTPC’s ultra mega power project in the region.