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Power plants to come up at Thakurpur in Sonepur district, Manmunda in Boud district and Majhapada in Sundergarh district

Following report is from the

Orissa has continued its growth momentum as a favourite destination for investors attracting investments worth Rs 98,929.49 crore in the April-June period of this fiscal. The most of these new investment proposals are in sectors like power, steel, cement, food processing and downstream industries.

The single largest investment proposal of Rs 45,000 crore has come from Strategic Energy Technology Systems Pvt Ltd for a coal to liquid project at Angul on May 12, 2010.

The bulk of the investments- Rs 33,569.25 crore has been proposed in the power sector with proposals for setting up of Independent Power Plants (IPPs) with a cumulative capacity of 7740 MW.

Ferro Alloys Corporation (FACOR) Power Limited has proposed to set up a 270 MW (2×135) coal-based thermal power plant at Haridaspur in Jajpur district. Similarly, KU Projects intends to set up a 1320 MW (2×660) power plant a Thakurpur in Sonepur district at an investment of Rs 7260 crore. This project has been cleared by the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of the state government.

Similarly, Shivani Thermal Power Station of Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) has proposed to set up a 1320 MW (2×660) power plant at Chhotapadagan in Cuttack district at a cost of Rs 7554.54 crore.

Visa Power has submitted a revised proposal to the state government owned Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa Ltd (Ipicol) to set up a 1320 MW (2×660) power plant at Brahmanabasta in Cuttack district, entailing an investment of Rs 6319.48 crore.

Shri Anant Infra Energy Pvt Limited has evinced interest to set up a 210 MW coal-based power plant at Garjan Bahal in Sundergarh district.

Responsive Industries Ltd has proposed to set up a 1320 MW (2×660) power plant at Manmunda in Boud district at a cost of Rs 6487.50 crore.

CLP Power India Pvt Ltd plans to set up a 1980 (3×660) MW power plant at Majhapada in Sundergarh district at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore.

Among the investment proposals in the cement sector, Kolkata-based Icore Super cement Ltd has proposed to set up a cement plant at Somnathpur in Balasore district at an investment of Rs 151 crore.

While Ramco Industries Limited has evinced interest to set up a 120,000 tonnes per annum asbestos fibre cement sheet plant at Jharsuguda at a cost of Rs 35 crore, Madras Cement intends to set up a 4000 tonne per day cement plant at Nandibera in Malkangiri district at a cost of Rs 750 crore.

Reliance Cementation Ltd has submitted proposal for a 2.8 million tonne per annum cement plant at Jallangbara in Sundergarh district at a cost of Rs 970 crore.

Similarly, Binani Cement plans to set up a one million tonne per annum clinker grinding unit at Dhamara in Bhadrak district at a cost of Rs 130 crore.

In the steel sector, Rashmi Metalliks Limited has proposed to set up a three million tonne per annum pelletisation plant and 44 m captive power plant at Baliarpur in Bhadrak district at an investment of Rs 3465 crore.

The Orissa Minerals Development Company Limited has evinced interest for a two million tonne per annum beneficiation and pelletisation plant at Dalki in Keonjhar district at a cost of Rs 889 .

September 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

Vedanta commissions its 2,400 MW independent power plant in Jharsuguda of Orissa

Following is a report by IANS published in yahoo:

Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) Sterlite Energy Limited, a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc, Saturday commissioned the first unit of its 2,400 MW independent power plant in Orissa.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the unit of 600 MW at Jharsuguda, 374 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, a senior official of the company told IANS.

The Vedanta group has invested about Rs.10,500 crore for this project that will be among the largest private initiatives in power sector in India, he said.

‘The coal-fired independent thermal power plant is the first of its kind in private sector in the state with its state of the art technology,’ he said.

The plant has employed many environment friendly features, including high contracted slurry disposal (HCSD) with very low consumption of water as compared to wet slurry system, the official said.

The independent power plant would be a zero effluent discharge plant with provision for water circulation and rain water harvesting, he said.

Coal, the raw material for the plant, will be sourced from near by IB Valley coalfield. Power produced from the plant’s first unit will be given to Orissa at a cheap rate, he said.

August 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm 1 comment

At places like Balangir, Odisha govt. should invest more on renewable energy production

Dear honorable CM of Odisha,
It is reported in The Samaj that Jharsuguda will be the highest electrical power producing town of India:
Is this a good thing for Jharsuguda which has already high concentration of heavy industries? The western Orissa will be full of thermal powerplants as many are coming up at Birmaharajpur of Sonepur, Titlagarh of Balangir, one at Kalahandi and one at Sundergarh. The temp of western Orissa will increase many fold.
Titlagarh is known in the country for recording highest temperature during summer. Places like Titlagarh needs more non-polluting industries like solar power plants. I belive in such places the govt. should invest more on solar power units.
Also, putting all the industries in the western Orissa and establishing most of the HRD institutes in the coastal belt is not at all a good idea. It is surprising that various places of western Odisha like Balangir do not have any state govt. technical institutes viz. engg/medical college or central govt. instituts.
This needs to corrected.
Best regards,

Dr.Sanjib Kumar Karmee, PhD
Department of Biotechnology
Delft University of Technology
Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft,
The Netherlands

August 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm 2 comments

Jharsuguda will be the highest electrical power producing town of India

Following report is from The Samaj:

August 7, 2010 at 10:34 am 1 comment

Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd to invest Rs 8000 cr in its proposed 1320 mw power project at Titlagarh of Balangir district

Folloiwng is a report from

BHUBANESWAR: Sahara India Power Corporation Limited (SIPCL) will invest Rs 8000 crore on its proposed 1320 mw power project at Titlagarh in Bolangir district.

Speaking to reporters here, SIPCL chief executive officer Ashok K. Bharagava said the first unit of the project will be completed by 2014 and the second unit will be made operational a month later.

The proposed plant will be based on environmentally efficient supercritical technology and operate with effluents of less than 50% of the limits fixed by the union ministry of environment and forests.

“This proposed plant will be based on advanced technology of world with participation of Korea East-West Power Co Ltd, a company owned by the Government of Korea. The facility will operate with high pressure and high temperature thereby reducing coal consumption,” Mr Bharagava said.

He added that the chimney height of 275 meter will keep the environment clean.

The proposed plant requires 950 acres of land. The state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (IIDCO) has been entrusted the task of land acquisition.

“What is heartening to note is that there will be no displacement in the area. There are no forest lands within the area earmarked site. The Orissa water resources department has sanctioned 50 cusecs water to be drawn from the Tel River,” the CEO said.

Mr D L Sapra, chief project coordinator, said the project would create direct employment opportunities for nearly 2000 people.

As per memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the state government, 90% of unskilled people, 60% skilled people, 30% supervisory managerial people will be filled up by project affected people, the CEO Mr Bhargava said.

July 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Tribal people of Luthurbandh, Ghantabahali, MahadaSaguna Munda and Podapadar protest against Balangir power plant project

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

The opposition to setting up of a proposed 1320MW thermal power plant at Ghantabahali-Luthurbandh in Titilagarh block by the Sahara Group of companies has resurfaced once again.

The local villagers along with tribal people of Luthurbandh, Ghantabahali, MahadaSaguna Munda and Podapadar took out a padyatra in these villages, about 90 km from here, on Thursday.

Ever since the news of setting up of the proposed thermal power plant spread, it has met with opposition. While the Sahara Group scheduled to open an office there on April 25 and top officials of Sahara group expected to arrive along with local MP, the villagers have stepped up their protest against setting up of the plant. “We are opposing setting up this plant as it would raise the temperatures of this region further. Already the Titilagarh region is infamous for its high temperature allover India and setting up this plant would increase the temperature further, making this area totally unviable of human settlement,” said a protestor.

Moreover according to reports two other power plants are also going to be set up around 20km radius of Titilagarh and Kesinga, further increasing the prospect of high temperatures in the region.

Secondly the fly ash problem would result in air pollution further which is absent now and it is the poor people who would suffer a lot. Thirdly the land of these areas would also be affected. The agriculture land her produces a lot of vegetables and people by selling up these vegetable in local Keshinga market earn their livelihoods. Once this plant would come up it would also be lost, argued a social activist Balkrushana Sandh.

More over around 800 acre of private land would be affected in this project. “Neither the district Collector nor the Sub- Collector is listening to our grievance,” he alleged further. We demand the shifting of power plants from this area to save the poor people’s land and their livelihood from being damaged permanently. We don’t oppose the setting up power plant. But it should not in such a fertile area where people are living peacefully and managing their livelihoods through agriculture.

“We are going to organise a rally in the Titilagrah on April 24.,” he added. With the company officials schedule to visit the area to open their office, all eyes are on what will happen on that day.

April 24, 2010 at 11:24 am 66 comments

Ultra mega power project for Sundargarh and Balangir

Following is a report by PTI and taken from DNA:

 Union power ministry is likely to float a request for quotation (RFQ) soon for the proposed 4000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Bedabahal in Orissa’s Sundargarh district, official sources said today.

The decision was taken after the state government identified 3,000 acres of land, they said adding Orissa chief secretary TK Mishra and union power ministry’s joint secretary ICP Keshari held a meeting yesterday to finalise location of the proposed UMPP.

During the meeting, Keshari raised issues relating to land acquisition and water availability for the proposed plant.

Chief secretary has assured all help including acquisition of land for the first UMPP in the state, Keshari told reporters.

The state government, facing acute shortage of power this summer in view low generation of electricity from its hydel projects, is likely to get about 1300 MW from the 4000 MW UMPP, Orissa’s energy secretary PK Jena said.

While MOP was about to begin work for its Rs16,000 crore UMPP in Sundargarh district, two more such units would also come up in the state, he said, adding that of total 10 proposed UMPPs having generation capacity of about 40,000 MW in the country, three would be located in Orissa.

A high level central team was scheduled to visit the state on April 19 for identification of the locations of two other UMPPs to be set up in Balangir and Bhadrak district.

The state was likely to avail about 5,300 MW of electricty from the three UMPPs at a concession, Jena said.

Though Orissa was currently availing only 10% of the power being generated from NTPC’s different units in Bhubaneshwar, the state government had been demanding to increase the state’s share to 50%, sources said.

April 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

Have an extra holiday, says power-starved Orissa state government

Following is a report by IANS published in

Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Faced with an acute shortage of power, the Orissa government is planning to tell factory and office managements to take off for an extra day every week, an official said Thursday.

There is a severe drop in power production in Orissa mainly due to dip in water level in hydro-power units (reservoirs) following erratic rainfall last year. Though the state is trying to shore up the shortfall by sourcing power from captive power plants of private companies, technical snags have acted as deterrents.

“We used to source power from Sterlite Industries, Vedanta and Bhusan. But all three units have developed technical snags at the same time, hitting power production. Hence, we are not getting the 400-500 MW of power we used to get from them,” a senior official of the state energy department said.

To overcome the problem, the Orissa government is going to ask industries and business houses to have an extra holiday each week, the official said, adding that it would save about 200 MW of power every day.

“We are planning to implement power holiday in industries and big business houses once a week. It would save us electricity. The notification in this regard would be announced soon,” he said.

April 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo urges CM to set up solar power park in Balangir

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up a solar power park in Balangir district.

Arguing that solar radiation in Balangir is one of the best and can be compared to that of Rajasthan and Gujarat as Balangir district gets lots of sunshine throughout the year and being a non-industry district with low mineral base and when the encouragement of industry poses its own problem, MP Singh Deo suggests it is high time that the State contemplated setting up solar projects in future.

“The non-conventional source of energy like solar energy is pollution-free and thus Odisha should have a re-look on the renewable energy obligations,” Singh Deo points out adding further that the Centre, Governments of Rajasthan and Gujarat have now designated solar parks for facilitating solar power projects in their States.

With the advent of global climate change, the thrust on renewable energy has become the order of the day and with global thrust on innovation in solar energy, it is a matter of time that solar power would be competitive with that of the fossil fuels, Singh Deo presages quipping “even as Odisha has enormous coal reserve, with the years to come, the demand for coal energy and its price would shoot up.”

As the water level in the reservoirs producing hydro electricity is declining rapidly due to shortage of rainfall besides the problems in thermal power stations leaving the people of the State in the lurch pinched by power-cuts and resulting in dharnas and protests, the attentions of the planners need to be diverted to non-conventional sources of energy like solar energy, the visionary young MP views.

March 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm 2 comments

Orissa government approves new power projects for Sundergarh, Rengali, Nayagarh, Redhakhol, and Birmaharajpur

Following is a report by IANS published in

January 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm 4 comments

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