West Bengal and coal

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Introduction

With a population of over 91 million people, West Bengal would be the thirteenth most populous in the world if it were an independent country.[1] Coal has been mined since the late 18th century in the Raniganj Coalfield, India's second largest with estimated reserves of 29.72 billion tonnes. In 1973 numerous privately operated mines were consolidated into Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India.[2] As shown in the table and map below, at least 20 new coal plants have been proposed for the state.

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.

Note: Columns may be sorted by clicking on the headers.

Unit Sponsor Parent company Capacity (MW) Status Permits Location
Adra Purulia power station Unit 2 NTPC and Indian Railways NTPC and Indian Railways 660 Shelved TOR 8 Sept 2010 at http://bit.ly/1n4WmhR Adra
Asansol power station Unit 1 DPSC SREI Infra and India Power Corporation 270 Cancelled Asansol
Asansol power station Unit 2 DPSC SREI Infra and India Power Corporation 270 Cancelled Asansol
Bakreswar Thermal Power Station Unit 6 West Bengal Power Development Corp. West Bengal Power Development Corp. 500 Cancelled EC 18 Oct 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4RXeO Suri
Balagarh power station Unit 1 CESC RP-Sanjiv Goeka Group 660 Pre-permit development TOR 8 Sept 2010 at http://bit.ly/1n4WrCn; ToR 27 May 2015 at http://bit.ly/1LmghUm Char Bhabanipur
Balagarh power station Unit 2 CESC RP-Sanjiv Goeka Group 660 Pre-permit development TOR 8 Sept 2010 at http://bit.ly/1n4WrCn; ToR 27 May 2015 at http://bit.ly/1LmghUm Char Bhabanipur
Balagarh power station Unit 3 CESC RP-Sanjiv Goeka Group 660 Cancelled Char Bhabanipur
Bhushan Steel West Bengal project Bhushan Steel Bhushan Steel 1000 Cancelled
Burdwan power station Unit 1 Himachal EMTA Power HPPCL and EMTA 250 Shelved TOR 15 June 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4VqKD Ballavpur
Burdwan power station Unit 2 Himachal EMTA Power HPPCL and EMTA 250 Shelved TOR 15 June 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4VqKD Ballavpur
Durgapur Projects Limited power station unit 8 Durgapur Projects Limited Durgapur Projects Limited 250 Operating Durgapur
Durgapur Steel City power station Unit 1 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 500 Operating Durgapur
Durgapur Steel City power station Unit 2 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 500 Operating
Farakka III power station (Unit 6) NTPC NTPC 500 Operating EC 7 Feb 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4Sz4j
Godapiasal power station JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited 300 Pre-permit development ToR 23 June 2015 at http://bit.ly/1UEeXXf Godapiasal
Haldia Energy power station Phase 1 Haldia Energy CESC 600 Operating EC 1 Oct 2008 at http://bit.ly/1n4RKbJ Baneshwar
Haldia Energy power station phase 2 Haldia Energy CESC 1400 Cancelled Baneshwar
Katwa Super Thermal Power Project (NTPC) Unit 1 NTPC NTPC 800 Pre-permit development EC 1 May 2008 at http://bit.ly/1n4RR7d; TOR 13 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1q2ykcg; TOR 12 Dec 2014 at http://bit.ly/1IxwQAe Churpuni, Srikhanda, Debkundu, Katwa, Kasigram, Khaner hat, Nanagar, Baghtona ,jajigram, Bandra, Begunkota and Sankhai
Katwa Super Thermal Power Project (NTPC) Unit 2 NTPC NTPC 800 Pre-permit development EC 1 May 2008 at http://bit.ly/1n4RR7d; TOR 13 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1q2ykcg; TOR 12 Dec 2014 at http://bit.ly/1IxwQAe Churpuni, Srikhanda, Debkundu, Katwa, Kasigram, Khaner hat, Nanagar, Baghtona ,jajigram, Bandra, Begunkota and Sankhai
Larsen & Tubro power station Larsen & Tubro Larsen & Tubro 3200 Cancelled
Mejia power station phase II unit 1 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 500 Operating EC 5 Jan 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4SGN8 Durlavpur
Mejia power station phase II unit 2 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 500 Operating EC 5 Jan 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4SGN8 Durlavpur
Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station unit 1 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 600 Operating EC 18 Oct 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4Sai4 Raghunathpur
Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station unit 2 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 600 Construction EC 18 Oct 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4Sai4 Raghunathpur
Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station unit 3 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 660 Construction EC 23 May 2012 at http://bit.ly/1hGQFJm Raghunathpur
Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station unit 4 Damodar Valley Corporation Damodar Valley Corporation 660 Construction EC 23 May 2012 at http://bit.ly/1hGQFJm Raghunathpur
Raibandh power station Unit 1 DPSC DPSC 270 Cancelled TOR 23 Aug 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4UYvQ Raibandh
Raibandh power station Unit 2 DPSC DPSC 270 Cancelled TOR 23 Aug 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4UYvQ Raibandh
Sagar power station Stage II, Unit 1 Universal Crescent Power Universal Crescent Power 660 Cancelled Nayachar Island
Sagar power station Unit 1 Universal Crescent Power Universal Crescent Power 660 Cancelled TOR 19 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4TEZW Nayachar Island
Sagar power station Unit 2 Universal Crescent Power Universal Crescent Power 660 Cancelled TOR 19 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1n4TEZW Nayachar Island
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station Phase II Unit 3 West Bengal Power Development Corp. West Bengal Power Development Corp. 500 Construction EC 18 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1hH0OG7 Manigram
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station Phase II Unit 4 West Bengal Power Development Corp. West Bengal Power Development Corp. 500 Construction EC 18 May 2011 at http://bit.ly/1hH0OG7 Manigram
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station Phase III Unit 5 West Bengal Power Development Corp. West Bengal Power Development Corp. 500 Pre-permit development TOR 15 Jan 2015 at http://bit.ly/1HX0knu Manigram
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station Phase III Unit 6 West Bengal Power Development Corp. West Bengal Power Development Corp. 500 Announced Manigram
Salboni power plant Unit 1 JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited JSW Bengal Steel and JSW Energy 660 Shelved TOR 7 Jan 2014 at http://bit.ly/1n4UCp5 Salboni
Salboni power plant Unit 2 JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited JSW Bengal Steel and JSW Energy 660 Shelved Salboni
Salboni power plant Unit 3 JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited JSW Bengal Steel and JSW Energy 660 Shelved Salboni
Santaldih Thermal Power Station unit 6 NTPC NTPC 250 Operating 13 June 2007 at http://bit.ly/1n4Sgqc Santildih
Santildih Thermal Power Station unit 7 NTPC NTPC 500 Cancelled Santildih
Santildih Thermal Power Station unit 8 NTPC NTPC 500 Cancelled Santildih
Singur power station unit 1 West Bengal Power Development Corp West Bengal Power Development Corp 800 Cancelled Singur
Singur power station unit 2 West Bengal Power Development Corp West Bengal Power Development Corp 800 Cancelled Singur

Resources and articles

References

  1. "West Bengal," Wikipedia, accessed June 2012
  2. "Raniganj Coalfield," Wikipedia, accessed June 2012

Maps

Map: Proposed new coal plants in West Bengal

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Map: Transportation infrastructure

Coal is exported from West Bengal through Haldia Port, shown on the map below.

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