Godda Project

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The Godda Project is a proposal by Jindal Power to build a 1320 megawatt coal-fired power station in Jharkhand.


The map below shows the location of Godda district, Jharkhand state, India but not the exact location of the project.

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In a draft prospectus released in December 2009, Jindal Power states that the proposed plant would be a supercritical unit and that on February 20, 2007, the Ministry of Coal allocated the company the Jitpur coal block in Godda, Jharhand. The company states that the area "has 81 million tons of geological reserve, based on information provided by the Ministry of Coal. We have entered into a 25 year long-term coal supply agreement with JSPL for the supply of coal for this power project, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Coal."[1]

The company states in the prospectus that "we are in the process of appointing the consultants for providing engineering consultancy services in relation to our Godda Project and are also evaluating alternatives for implementing the project on an EPC basis or through multiple packages."[1]

The estimated cost of the Godda Project is Rs. 36,660.00 million. Jindal Steel & Power has applied to the government of Jharkhand for the acquisition of approximately 693.86 acres of land for the project. The company intends to source water for the proposed plant from the Sunder Dam in Godda district and build pipelines to the power station location. It also proposes that coal from the Jitpur coal block would be carried to the project site via a 3km long conveyor.[1]

Power generated at Godda will meet 50-60% the captive needs of its steel units in Patratu and Asanboni. JSPL hopes to sell the surplus power to the state grid. The plant is scheduled for completion by 2017.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: Jindal Power
Location: Nipania village, Sunder Pahari taluk, Godda district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 24.82786, 87.213676 (approximate)
Status: Permitted
Nameplate capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: 2017
Coal Type:
Coal Source: 2.5 MTPA from Jitpur Coal Block; 4.0 MTPA imported from Mozambique and Indonesia
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
MoEF permits: Environmental clearance, (Mar 30, 2012)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jindal Power Limited, "Draft Red Herring Prospectus", Jindal Power, December 2009, page 44. (Pdf)
  2. Rakhi Majumdar, "JSPL to come up with 1320 MW thermal power plant at Godda," ET Bureau, Apr 30, 2013.

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