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North Karanpura power project

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.

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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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of... More
  • 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


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