North Karanpura power project is a proposed 1980 MW coal fired power plant promoted by NTPC at Tandwa, Chatra district, Jharkhand, India.
This project was put aside on the issue of the location for almost a decade. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Bajpai had laid the foundation stone.
The power station was proposed in 1999, but the coal and power ministries disagreed about the location of the plant, as the Coal Ministry contended that the area has 6 billion tonnes of coal reserves underneath, the North Karanpura Coalfield. The Coal Ministry withdrew coal linkages in 2008, and stated that executing a power plant over the proposed site would pose a threat to the environment. A Group of Ministers on coal constituted a sub-committee in September 2011 to look into the issue. In Feb 2013, the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) rejected relocation of the project and cleared its proposal
- Sponsor: NTPC
- Location: Tandwa, Chatra district, Jharkhand
- Coordinates: 24.2, 84.87 (approximate)
- Status: Construction
- Gross Capacity: 1,980 MW (Units 1-3: 660 MW)
- Type: Supercritical
- Projected in service: 2018
- Coal Source: Coal India
- Environment Permits: Environment Clearance, MoEF 2014, Environment Clearance Extension, 2014
- “Modi launches work in NTPC’s 2000 MW N.Karanpura plant,” Yahoo, Aug 21, 2014
- Green nod for NTPC’s Rs 15k-cr project, Business Standard, Feb 26, 2014
- CCI approved proposal for North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Plant in Jharkhand, Jagran, Feb 21, 2013
- NTPC project gets extra cover, The Telegraph, April 4, 2015