Jhabua Power Seoni power station

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The Jhabua power station a 1,260 megawatt coal-fired plant under construction in Madhya Pradesh, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant site, according to Wikimapia.[1] The location is about 10 km north-northwest of Ghansore in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh.[2]

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The power station is sponsored by Jhabua Power of Avantha Power and Infrastructure. In July 2015 it was reported that ICICI Bank’s private-equity arm and Tata Power were in advanced talks to acquire phase I (600 MW) and phase II (660 MW) of the project, both still under construction.[3]

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the project is a 600 MW subcritical unit. This stage is in construction as of late 2011 with commissioning slated for January 2013.[2][4]

According to a timeline posted on the Avantha website, construction began in April 2011 and was ongoing in May 2013.[5]

In 2012 it was reported that construction of unit 1 was facing delays due to opposition from local residents "right from the beginning." The project had resistance from farmers over land acquisition, who have alleged inadequate compensation and high handedness by the plant authorities, leading to protests.[6]

According to the EIA for phase II in May 2013, Unit 1 was still under construction.[7]

According to the India Ministry of Power, unit 1 is planned for commissioning in December 2015,[8] later pushed to March 2016.[9]

Phase 2

Phase 2 of the project is a 660 MW supercritical unit. The sponsor was soliciting bids for this phase in February 2012.[2]

Phase II received environmental clearance in August 2014.[10] In July 2015 it was reported as under construction.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Avantha Power and Infrastructure
Location: Barela and Gorakhpur villages, about 10 km north-northwest of Ghansore in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22.7354787, 79.9123406 (exact)
Status: Construction
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Projected in service: 2016 (Unit 1)
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Articles and resources


  1. "22.735340 79.912491," Wikimapia, accessed November 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jhabua Power Limited, "Notice inviting bids", Avanthi Power and Infrastructure website, accessed November 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ICICI fund said to be in talks to acquire Avantha Power unit," Live Mint, July 14, 2015
  4. Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012
  5. "Jhahuba Power Limited: Recent Activities," Avantha Power & Infrastructure, accessed November 2013
  6. "Fresh trouble at Jhabua Power Plant," TNN, Sep 27, 2012.
  7. Environmental Impact Assessment, May 30, 2013
  8. "Revised Cods for coal based thermal power plants as on 23.03.2015," India Ministry of Power, March 23, 2015
  9. "Supply of coal to Power Plants," India Ministry of Power, July 23, 2015
  10. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Aug 21, 2014

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