Karchana Thermal Power Project

Karchana Thermal Power Project is a proposed 1320 megawatt project promoted by Jaypee Group earlier later on transferred to UPRVUNL at Allahabad district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Though the project was applied for 1980 MW but sliced to 1320 MW later.

In 2014 the state-owned power generation company UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) took over the project, several months after Jaypee Group backed out due to land acquisition problems. The project will be moved to be adjacent to the Bara Thermal Power Project. Construction work began in September 2014. A protest was initiated by local farmers of Kachari in the Karchan area over a land acquisition dispute. The farmers were demanding to be paid a fair market value for their land. During this protest it was reported that “three policemen were injured, two police vehicles set ablaze and the Delhi-Howrah trunk route was blocked for 13 hours.

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Project Details

Sponsor: UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL)
Location: Bara taluk, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25.2142987, 81.6508198 (approx)
Status: Construction
Capacity: 1320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance for Phase I, MoEF, October 30, 2009

Resources

  1. Environmental Clearance  MoEF, 30 October 2009
  2. Allahabad high court quashes land acquisition for UP plant, April 14, 2012
  3. Akhilesh revives Jaypee’s 1,320 MW Karchana project , The Financial Express, July 14, 2012.
  4. UP government to install four power plants, Times of India, July 8, 2014
  5. Jaypee Infratech decides to pull out of Karchana Thermal Power project, CMIE, 26 Dec 2013
  6. Construction of Karchana Thermal Power Plant begin, TNN, Sep 5, 2014
  7. Karchana power project depends upon farmers : Uttar Pradesh govt  Harneedi.com, January 25, 2011.
  8. Karchana power plant: farmers to take a decision, The Hindu, November 14, 2013.

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