Tata Begunia power project is a proposed 660 MW power plant at Khurda district in Odisha, India. Earlier this project was proposed at Cuttack district but opposition from villagers, environment activist and wildlife sanctuary Pushed the project from Cuttack to near by district of Khurda. Although the land acquisition is taking place.
Business Standard reported on June 23, 2013 that, The proposed site, which is split into two plots and adds up to 975 acre, consists of government and Jaganath Temple land having cashew plantations and some private non-irrigated land in Begunia tehsil.
“The advantage of the proposed site is that there is no forest land and no wildlife sanctuary and elephant corridor within the 10 Km range,” the company said in the letter.
The state energy department has sought views of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) and Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (IPICOL) regarding the proposal of the company.
Though the developer had signed an MoU with the state government in September 2006, the project remained a non-starter due to environment clearance issues involved at the earlier project site.
Sponsor: Tata Power
Location: Begunia tehsil in Khurda district, Odisha
Coordinates: 20.166, 85.666 (approx)
Capacity: 660 MW
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, Feb 15, 2011
- Tata Power shifts project site on environment concerns, Business Standard, June 23, 2013