Gola power station

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Gola power station is a 126-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station under development in Jharkhand, India.

Location

The map below shows the location where the plant would be built in Tonagatu village, Gola Taluk, Ramgarh district.

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Background

According to the project's 2011 environmental clearance permit, the exact location for the project in Tonagatu village has been determined, with a land requirement of 79.92 acres. Fuel for the plant will be mixture of coal, washery rejects, and dolochar in the ratio 50:20:30.[1]

The first unit began operating in May 2014.[2] Unit 2 is under construction.[3]

Opposition

Two killed

In August 2016 two persons were killed and several others injured in a police firing. The shooting followed a police confrontation with a crowd of about 3,000-4,000 plant protesters, who were demanding compensation and jobs for the land acquired by Inland Power for the coal plant.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inland Power
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tonagatu village, Gola taluk, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
  • Coordinates: 23.483333, 85.663889 (exact)
  • Status: Unit 1: Operating; Unit 2: Construction
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 63 MW
    • Unit 2: 63 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: May 2014 (Unit 1)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: domestic washery rejects
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits: Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 20, 2011

Articles and resources

References

  1. Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 20, 2011.
  2. "About Us," Inland Power website, accessed August 2014
  3. Ritwik Mukherjee, "Inland plans to become Rs 5,000 cr group by 2025," My Digital fc, Dec 10 2015
  4. "2 KILLED IN POLICE FIRING ON LAND PROTESTERS," The Pioneer, 30 August 2016

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