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Binjkote power Project

Binjkote power Project is a proposed 1200 MW thermal power plant owned by SKS Ispat and Power ltd. at Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh, India.

The project received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on October 5, 2010. According to the clearance, the project is located at villages Binjkot and Darramura, in Karsia taluk, in Raigarh district. Land requirement will be 874 acres, including 664 acres of agricultural land and 24.67 acres of double-crop agricultural land. Coal linkage has been obtained from the Fatehpur Coal Blck. Water allocation has been obtained from the Mahanadi River. No forest land is located on the project site; however, a number of reserve projects are located within 10 km.

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According to a September 2013 news report, land area for the plant had been reduced by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) from 874 acres to 568.668 acres.

In 2014 it was reported that commissioning of the power station would likely be delayed to after July 2015 due to issues with coal supply linkages.

Project Details

Sponsor: SKS Ispat and Power
Location: Binjkote and Darramura villages, Kharsia taluk, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 22.010422, 83.205779
Status: Construction
Capacity: 1200 MW (4 x 300 MW)
Projected in service: Units 1 and 2: 2014; Units 3 and 4: 2015
Coal Source: Fatehpur Coal Block De allocated by IMG and  Cancelled as per the ruling of Apex Court.
Permits: “Environmental Clearance,” India MoEF, October 5, 2010

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