Lara Thermal Power Project

Lara  Thermal Power Project is a proposed 4000 MW UMPP coal fired power plant promoted by State power utility NTPC at Lara in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh.

The combined output was originally planned to be 4,000 MW. The plant is sponsored by NTPC.

In September 2011, BGR Energy Systems announced that it has won the contract from NTPC to supply the supercritical steam turbine generator units for the Lara Super Thermal Prower Project (2 x 800 MW), the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (2 x 800 MW), the Gajmara Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (2 x 800 MW) and the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project Stage I (3 x 800 MW).

Units 1 and 2 have a planned commissioning of 2017. AS of 2014 the power station is under construction. Local residents say the project’s EIA was flawed and the mandatory public hearing was never properly conducted.

Citizen opposition

It was reported in September 2013 that “People of at least 50 villages in 12 gram panchayats of Jharsuguda’s Lakhanpur block have opposed the 4,000 MW NTPC power project at Lara in Chhattisgarh … ‘We have decided to organize a road blockade on September 19 on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border,’ said sarpanch of Attabira Sanjib Pradhan.” Sarpanch noted that forests in and around the region will be affected by the project.

Project Details

  •  Company: NTPC
  • Plant Capacity: 4,000 MW (5 x 800 MW)
    • Stage I, Units 1-2: 1,600 MW
    • Stage II, Units 3-5: 2,400 MW
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Stage I: 2017
  • Location: Mahloi village, Pussore, Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh
  • GPS Coordinates: 21.7374568, 83.4518695
  • Status:
    • Units 1&2: Construction
    • Units 3-5: Cancelled
  • Permits (Units 1 and 2): Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, December 13, 2012


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