NTPC to setup Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh

The foundation stone of NTPC’s 2640 MW Bundelkhand Super Thermal Power Project was laid by Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State of Power (I/C) at Barethi, Chattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Comprising of 4 units of 660 MW each and with environment friendly super critical technology, the project is expected to contribute significantly to the economic and social development of the region.
Fifty percent of the power generated from the project will be supplied to the state of Madhya Pradesh. The estimated cost of the project is approx ` 18,000 crore and is envisaged to be commissioned in the 13th Plan linked to development of coal mine.
Total land requirement of the project is 2841 acres. The coal requirement of the project will be met from Banai coal block and water from proposed Majhgaon Dam and Shyamari Project for which land acquisition is in progress.
NTPC presently meets about 24 per cent of the total power requirement of Madhya Pradesh allocated from its various stations and has its largest power station in the country Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station of 4,260 MW installed capacity, situated in Singrauli district.
The State Energy Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Rajendra Shukla said, “The government is pro-actively taking up all energy related projects in line with the future power requirements of the state. He said that it is a matter of pride to have a professional company like NTPC contributing to the growth of MP.”

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