Troubled Indian Coal Plant Construction Sites
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In late 2016, at least 31 coal-fired power plants under construction at 13 locations totalling 12,725 MW were on hold, most often due to lack of financing. Shown at the bottom of this page are satellite photos from one such project, Cuttack KVK Nilachal power station in Odisha, where work has been suspended since 2013, as shown in photos archived on Google Earth.
The table below is based on the India Ministry of Power's "Broad Status Report," October 2016.
|Project||Other names||Number of Units Halted||MW Halted||Issues||Ministry of Power Notes||State|
|Bhavanapadu Thermal Power Project||2||1320||Finances, Civil Resistance||"Presently work is held up at site due to financial issues." "Law & Order problem."||Andhra Pradesh|
|Raigarh project (VISA Power)||Deveri or VISA||2||1200||Finances||"Work is on hold due to financial crunch."||Chhattisgarh|
|Chandwa Power Project||Matrishri Usha Jayaswal||4||1080||Civil Resistance||"Work held up due to payment issue to BHEL since 11/12."||Jharkhand|
|Tori power plant||2||1200||Finances, Civil Resistance, Water Availability, Coal, Permit||"Presently no work is in progress due to financial constraints"||Jharkhand|
|Gorgi power station||1||660||Finances||"Work is on hold at site due to Financial crunch being faced by the developer."||Madhya Pradesh|
|Amravati Thermal Power Project, Phase II||5||1350||Finances||"Due to financial constraints project has been put on hold."||Maharashtra|
|Nasik RattanIndia Thermal Power Project Phase II||3||810||Finances||"Work at site has been put on hold since long back"||Maharashtra|
|Cuttack KVK Nilachal power station||1||350||Law and order problem||"No work is under progress presently."||Odisha|
|Bijora power station||2||600||Finances||"Work at site put on hold due to financial crunch."||Maharashtra|
|Malibrahmani power station||2||1050||Finances||"Work held up due to financial constraints"||Odisha|
|Gadarwara power station (BLA)||Niwari||1||45||Finances||"Presently work at site has been put on hold."||Madhya Pradesh|
|Banka Power Project||Siriya||4||2640||Coal||"Presently no work is in progress at site."||Bihar|
|Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Project Phase II||2||1320||Finances, Land Acquisition||"Presently no work is going at the site due to financial problems."||Chhattisgarh|
Cuttack KVK Nilachal power station - Odisha
As shown in satellite photos spanning the period from April 2012 to October 2016, work on the project has not progressed in over four years.
The Broad Status Report does not include this project among those considered on hold; however, construction has been underway since 2011 and shows little progress since 2013. The Broad Status Report says that work is "almost held up due to financial constraint."
The Broad Status report does not describe this project as being on hold; however, the pace of construction has slowed to a crawl. While the report states that construction has been underway on the project since 201, archival photography on Google Earth and by records of expenditures reported by the Ministry of Energy show that the project has not progressed beyond foundation works. Of an estimated project cost of 359,500 Lakh, 150,00 were spent through the end of FY 2014/15, followed by the expenditure of only 500 Lakh in FY 2015/2016. Based on the low pace of recent expenditures, the project appears to be on hold.
Articles and resources
- "MONTHLY REPORT ON BROAD STATUS OF THERMAL POWER PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY," Ministry of Power, December 2016.
- "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2017