The Full form of NTPC is National Thermal Power Corporation. NTPC is a public sector company of India and is headquartered at New Delhi. Incorporated on 7 November 1975, NTPC was basically set up to accelerate the power generation in the country and on 19 March 1976, Shri. D.V Kapur became the first Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC.

In terms of installed capacity and output, it has become the largest thermal power generating company of India. NTPC is also listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Apart from its basic operation of generating power, it is also actively engaged in power trading, equipment manufacturing, coal mining, renewable energy and power distribution etc.

It also provides consultancy services related to power generation or power plant construction and undertakes turnkey projects for domestic and international clients. In May 2010, NTPC became a Maharatna company of India.

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