Kalisindh Thermal Power Station
Kalisindh Thermal Power Station (sometimes referred to as the Kali Sindh project) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Jhalawar district, Rajasthan state, India.
The map below shows the construction site about 7 km southwest of Jhalawar near Nimoda, Undal, Motipura, Singharia and Devri villages in Jhalawar district, Rajasthan state.
The power station is owned by Rajasthan RV Utpadan Nigam, and is being built near the villages of Nimoda, Undal, Motipura, Singharia and Devri villages in Jhalawar district, Rajasthan, India. (RVUN states that the plant site is "about" 12 kilometres from Jhalawar and 2 kilometres from state highway No.19 and 8 km from proposed Ramganj Mandi - Bhopal broad gauge rail line.
According to the Central Electricity Authority, the first 600 MW unit was commissioned in May 2014. The second 600 MW unit is planned for commissioning in 2015.
Unit 2 was synchronized in February 2015 and planned for commercial operation in July 2015.
According to the Environmental Clearance for the Units 1 and 2, the plant and the dam for the plant will result in "1045 homestead oustees and 6091 land oustees." Although no village is submerged by the dam reservoir, "the land of 26 villages comes partly or fully under submergence."
In addition to the phase I (1200 MW) project, RVUN has proposed an additional phase II (1320 MW) expansion, which received a terms of reference toward conducting an EIA in December 2013.
A new terms of reference was issued in March 2016.
As of May 2018 the project has not received environmental clearance, and plans appear shelved.
On its website RVUN states that the Ministry of Coal have allotted ‘Paras east and Kanta basin' coal blocks to RVUN for the project. RVUN states that it has formed a "new company under joined venture with M/s. Adani Enterprises for mining of coal blocks". RVUN states that the and new company started the work. Annual coal requirement for the project is 5.6 million tonnes per annum.
Sponsor: Rajasthan RV Utpadan Nigam
Location: Kalisindh village, Jhalawar district, Rajasthan
Coordinates: 24.5325129, 76.100353 (exact)
- Phase I: Unit 1: Operating (2014)
- Phase I: Unit 2: Operating (2015)
- Phase II: Shelved
Capacity: Phase I: 1200 MW (2 x 600 MW); Phase II: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Phase I: Supercritical; Phase II: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Source: Paras east and Kanta basin, Rajasthan
Estimated annual CO2: 7,096,441
Source of financing:
Permits and applications
- Stage I, Units 1 & 2: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, February 26, 2009
- Stage II, Units 3 & 4: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, December 10, 2013; Terms of Reference extension, India MoEF, March 9, 2016 (extended for another year on September 3, 2016)
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- Rajasthan RV Utpadan Nigam, "Kalisindh Thermal Power Project, Jhalawar", Rajasthan RV Utpadan Nigam website, accessed December 2011.
- Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, April 2014
- "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, May 29, 2015
- "Environmental Clearance F. No. J-13011/80/2007-IA.II (T)," MoEF, 26 Feb 2009
- Terms of Reference, India MoEF, December 10, 2013
- Terms of Reference, India MoEF, March 9, 2016