Balangir power project also known as the Sahara Thermal Power Plant, is a proposed 1320 (MW) coal-fired power station at Balangir in Odisha, India. In 2009 Sahara India Power Corporation Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is an agreement between two (bilateral) or more (multilateral) parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement...) with the Government of Odisha for setting up a 1320 MW (2 x 660) Coal Based Thermal Power Plant in Turla Tehsil of Balangir District.
Sponsor: Sahara India Power Corporation
Location: Ghantbahali, Mohda, Luthurbandh villages, Titlagarh, Balangir district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.220833, 83.191667
Status: Pre-permit development
Capacity: 2 x 660 MW
Coal Source: Mahanadi Coal fields
Permits and applications:
- Sahara signs MoU with Orissa government to set a Mega Power Plant,” Sahara press release, February 9, 2009.
- Sahara power plant official attacked in Balangir, The Pioneer, October 16, 2011
- Agitation against Project, Play this video