Kakwara Ultra Mega Power Project is a proposed UMPP of 4000 MW promoted by Power Finance Corporation of India PFCI at Banka district in Bihar, India
In January 2014 the India Ministry of Power cleared the proposal for a 4,000 MW ultra mega-power project (UMPP) in Banka, expected to be commissioned by 2019-2020. The state would get 2,000 MW. A team from the Ministry and the Power Finance Corporation, along with state government officials, visited two sites to assess the project’s feasibility, and chose the village of Kakwara. It would be constructed by the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited. In August 2014 it was reported that the state government would begin work on the project.
The Telegraph reported that,
A team from CEA and Power Finance Corporation (PFC), along with state government officials, visited two sites to assess the project’s feasibility.
The team went to Kakwara in Banka and Rajauli in Nawada. The Kakwara site, about 260km from Patna, prima facie, appeared to be suitable for setting up the project, sources said, adding that there are no environmental issues related to it.
The project would require 2,500 acres of land and 120 cusecs of water.
Sources said the site at Kakwara in Banka fulfils all parameters such as easy availability of land, water and coal linkage. They said coal for the project could be transported easily by rail from neighbouring Jharkhand.
Sponsor: Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited
Location: Kakwara village, Banka district, Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24.833324, 86.8748188 (approx)
Gross Capacity: 4,000 MW
Projected in service: 2019-2020
- “Nod to Banka power project – 4000MW plant to start by end of decade,” The Telegraph, Jan 23, 2014.
- “BSPHCL – Kakwara Ultra Mega Power Plant, Bihar,” World Construction Network, Feb 3, 2014.
- “Government begins work on four new ultra mega power projects,” The Economic Times, Aug 24, 2014.