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Table of proposed and newly operating coal plants (updated December 2015)

For a country-wide table of proposed coal plants, see Proposed coal plants in India.

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Unit Sponsor Parent company Capacity (MW) Status Permits Location
Banka Power Project Unit 2 Jas Infrastructure and Power Limited Abhijeet Group 660 Construction EC 29 Jun 2011 at http://bit.ly/1b4qW4F Siriya
Banka Power Project Unit 3 Jas Infrastructure and Power Limited Abhijeet Group 660 Permitted EC 29 Jun 2011 at http://bit.ly/1b4qW4F Siriya
Banka Power Project Unit 4 Jas Infrastructure and Power Limited Abhijeet Group 660 Permitted EC 29 Jun 2011 at http://bit.ly/1b4qW4F Siriya
Barauni power station Unit 8 Bihar State Electricity Board Bihar State Electricity Board 250 Construction application for EC 4 Nov 2013 at http://bit.ly/1a8I7HH; EC http://bit.ly/1Bpf0qk 8 May 2014 Barauni
Barauni power station Unit 9 Bihar State Electricity Board Bihar State Electricity Board 250 Construction application for EC 4 Nov 2013 at http://bit.ly/1a8I7HH; EC http://bit.ly/1Bpf0qk 8 May 2014 Barauni
Barh I power station Unit 1 NTPC NTPC 660 Construction EC 9/11/01 at http://bit.ly/1a8HOgd Barh
Barh I power station Unit 2 NTPC NTPC 660 Construction EC 9/11/01 at http://bit.ly/1a8HOgd Barh
Barh I power station Unit 3 NTPC NTPC 660 Construction EC 9/11/01 at http://bit.ly/1a8HOgd Barh
Barh II power station Unit 1 NTPC NTPC 660 Operating EC: 10/23/2007 at http://bit.ly/1a8GKc5 Barh
Barh II power station Unit 2 NTPC NTPC 660 Operating EC: 10/23/2007 at http://bit.ly/1a8GKc5 Barh
Bhagalpur Power Project Phase I Unit 1 Ganga Power & Natural Resources Adhunik Group 660 Pre-permit development TOR: 2 Dec 2009 at http://bit.ly/1a8LTB2 Kahalgaon
Bhagalpur Power Project Phase I Unit 2 Ganga Power & Natural Resources Adhunik Group 660 Pre-permit development TOR: 2 Dec 2009 at http://bit.ly/1a8LTB2 Kahalgaon
Bhagalpur Power Project Phase II Ganga Power & Natural Resources Adhunik Group 1320 Cancelled TOR: 2 Dec 2009 at http://bit.ly/1a8LTB2 Kahalgaon
Buxar Thermal Power Station (Chausa) Unit 1 Buxar Bijlee Company (now SJVN Limited) Bihar State Electricity Board and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited 660 Pre-permit development According to April 2013 project summary by SJVN, a TOR has been awarded, but cannot find it on India MoEF Chausa
Buxar Thermal Power Station (Chausa) Unit 2 Buxar Bijlee Company (now SJVN Limited) Bihar State Electricity Board and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited 660 Pre-permit development According to April 2013 project summary by SJVN, a TOR has been awarded, but cannot find it on India MoEF Chausa
Casecade Power Lakhisarai power station Casecade Power Casecade Power 1320 Cancelled
Dona power station Dalmia Power Limited Dalmia Bharat Group 1320 Cancelled Dona
Era Infra Engineering Pirpainti Era Infra Engineering Era Infra Engineering 1320 Cancelled Pirpainti
Indragacchi power station Unit 1 India Power Corporation India Power Corporation 660 Cancelled TOR: 9 Dec 2010 at http://bit.ly/1a8LoXG Indragacchi
Indragacchi power station Unit 2 India Power Corporation India Power Corporation 660 Cancelled TOR: 9 Dec 2010 at http://bit.ly/1a8LoXG Indragacchi
Jagdishpur power station Stage 1 AES India AES India 1320 Cancelled Jagdishpur
Jagdishpur power station Stage 2 AES India AES India 1320 Cancelled Jagdishpur
Kahalgaon power station (Cement Manufacturing Co.) Cement Manufacturing Company Ltd. Cement Manufacturing Company Ltd. 500 Cancelled Kahalgaon
Kahalgaon power station (East-West Power) East-West Power Generation Co. Ltd. East-West Power Generation Co. Ltd. 1000 Cancelled EC 20 May 2004 at http://bit.ly/1a8H7Dp Kahalgaon
Kahalgaon power station (Sarvottam) Sarvottam Infrastructure Sarvottam Infrastructure 540 Cancelled Kahalgaon
Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Plant Unit 7 NTPC NTPC 500 Operating Kahalgaon
Kakwara Ultra Mega Power Project Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited 4000 Announced Kakwara
Kiul Thermal Power Project (Lakhisarai) Mirach Power Pvt. Ltd Mirach Power Pvt. Ltd 1320 Cancelled TOR: 30 Mar 2011 at http://bit.ly/1a8L76Y Pokhrawan and Lai
Kochar power station Triton Energy Ltd. Triton Energy Ltd. 1320 Cancelled Kochar
Lakhisarai power station (SPML) SPML SPML 1200 Cancelled Rampur
Lakhisarai Thermal Power Station (Kajara) Unit 1 Bihar State Power Generation Company, NTPC Bihar State Power Generation Company, NTPC 660 Pre-permit development TOR 30 Mar 2011 at http://bit.ly/1a8L76Y Pokhrawan and Lai
Lakhisarai Thermal Power Station (Kajara) Unit 2 Bihar State Power Generation Company, NTPC Bihar State Power Generation Company, NTPC 660 Pre-permit development TOR 30 Mar 2011 at http://bit.ly/1a8L76Y Pokhrawan and Lai
Meherpur power station Usha Martin Usha Martin 1200 Cancelled Meherpur
Moma power station Hindustan Powerprojects Hindustan Powerprojects 1980 Shelved Moma
Muzaffarpur power Unit 3 Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam 195 Operating EC 11/29/09 at http://bit.ly/1dKgfcJ Kanti
Muzaffarpur power Unit 4 Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Bihar State Electricity Board and NTPC 195 Construction EC 11/29/09 at http://bit.ly/1dKgfcJ Kanti
Nabinagar (Majhiyan) Super Thermal Power Project Unit 1 Nabinagar Power Generating Company Nabinagar Power Generating Company 660 Construction EC 12/27/2010 at http://bit.ly/1b4sAmQ Majhiyan and Ankorha
Nabinagar (Majhiyan) Super Thermal Power Project Unit 2 Nabinagar Power Generating Company Nabinagar Power Generating Company 660 Construction EC 12/27/2010 at http://bit.ly/1b4sAmQ Majhiyan and Ankorha
Nabinagar (Majhiyan) Super Thermal Power Project Unit 3 Nabinagar Power Generating Company Nabinagar Power Generating Company 660 Construction EC 12/27/2010 at http://bit.ly/1b4sAmQ Majhiyan and Ankorha
Nabinagar Thermal Power Project Unit 1 NTPC and Ministry of Railways NTPC and Ministry of Railways 250 Construction Dhundwa
Nabinagar Thermal Power Project Unit 2 NTPC and Ministry of Railways NTPC and Ministry of Railways 250 Construction Dhundwa
Nabinagar Thermal Power Project Unit 3 NTPC and Ministry of Railways NTPC and Ministry of Railways 250 Construction Dhundwa
Nabinagar Thermal Power Project Unit 4 NTPC and Ministry of Railways NTPC and Ministry of Railways 250 Construction Dhundwa
Pirpainti power station (CESC) Phase I Nalanda Power CESC 1000 Shelved Pirpainti
Pirpainti power station (CESC) Phase II Nalanda Power CESC 1000 Shelved Pirpainti
Pirpainti power station (Essar) Essar Energy Essar Energy 1800 Cancelled Pirpainti
Pirpainti Thermal Power Station Unit 1 Pirpainti Bijlee Company Pirpainti Bijlee Company 660 Announced Pirpainti
Pirpainti Thermal Power Station Unit 2 Pirpainti Bijlee Company Pirpainti Bijlee Company 660 Announced Pirpainti
Prabhawati Nagar power station Arrissan Power Limited Arrissan Power Limited 1320 Cancelled TOR: 8 Dec 2010 at http://bit.ly/1a8LC0X Prabhawati Nagar
Rajauli power station Era Infra Engineering Era Infra Engineering 2640 Cancelled Rajauli
Sirdala power station Global Powmin Global Powmin 2640 Cancelled TOR: 20 Apr 2011 at http://bit.ly/1a8KB97 Sirdala

Background

With over 104 million people, the interior state of Bihar in north-east India is the third most populous in the country; if it were an independent country, it would be the tenth most populous country in the world. About the same size as Hungary or Indiana, Bihar is densely populated -- its population density of 1,100 people per square kilometer is greater than that of Bangladesh. [1]

Opposition to the Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project

The Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project is a 1980 megawatt (MW) coal-fired proposed by Nabinagar Power Generating Company(NPGC), a joint venture of NTPC and the Bihar State Electricity Board. It is proposed that the power station comprise 3 x 660MW units and be commissioned in 2015-16.[2] The proposed plant is located at Majhiyan and Ankorha villages near Nabinagar in Aurangabad district.

It is estimated that the project will require 11.25 million tonnes per annum of coal from the North Karanpura Coalfields in Jharkhand, which are operated by of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India.[3]

Farmers, whose land was earmarked for the project, have campaigned against the project and the terms of acquisition. In early January 2011 farmers sent a petition to the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, objecting to the terms of the proposed land acquisition and objecting to the plan to establish the project on fertile farming land. "Even land reforms commissioner Chandragupta Ashok Vardhan had made a proposal against setting up industrial project on fertile land, but attempts are on to forcibly take over our fertile land", the letter said. The land in the area is capable of producing three crops a year. NTPC's normal compensation rate for land for power plants is Rs 5.50 lakh - Rs 7 lakh per acre for setting up power plants. A NTPC official stated that while the project required 2,800 acres of land it had acquired 1,871 acres "on paper only." "If total land is not physically handed over to the Nabinagar super thermal power project (NSTPP) by January end, this project is likely to face a rough weather," said an official.[4]

In November 2011 work on the project site was temporarily halted as a result of farmers opposition. Work resumed after the government increased the amount of compensation paid to Rs 14.61 lakh. The local district administrator stated that all 2,832 acres of land required for the project has been acquired.[5]

In February 2012, it was reported that a stalemate between the Bhartiya Rail Biujlee Company Limited (BRBCL), the farmers, and the Aurangabad district administration continued after 15 days of talks among the parties.[6]

In January 2011, a farmer involved in protests against the Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project was reportedly killed. According to the a report in The Times of India, the death occurred during "violent agitation" during which farmers "stoned a speeding train and clashed with police."[7] Also in January 2011, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Qaiser condemned the lathicharge and tear-gassing of farmers demonstrating for adequate compensation for land, formed a four-member committee to inquire into the incident, and demanded the unconditional release of farmers held in custody.[8]

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References

  1. "Bihar," Wikipedia, accessed June 2012
  2. Bihar State Electricity Board, "New Projects", Bihar State Electricity Board, accessed November 2011.
  3. "Status Update of Nabinagar Super thermal power project", Infraline.com, November 16, 2011.
  4. Pranava K Chaudhary, "NTPC project faces land hurdle", Times of India, January 7, 2011.
  5. Nishant Sinha,, "Standoff over Nabinagar power plant ends", Times of India, October 23, 2011.
  6. "Stalemate over powerplant persists," The Times of India, February 21, 2012
  7. "Standoff over Nabinagar power plant ends," The Times of India, October 23, 2011
  8. "State Cong forms team to probe lathicharge on Nabinagar farmers," The Times of India, January 18, 2011