Unemployment and the shortage of power may have left many states pensive,but that has not stopped Jharkhand from trying to put a private power plant on the fast track.
In a positive move to bid adieu to the current year,the state has geared up to witness commissioning of the Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Ltd’s first plant at Saraikela-Kharsawan district on October 16.It is estimated to provide jobs to 20,000 people.
In fact,this company had entered into an MoU with the state government to set up a 1,080 MW coal-based thermal power plant. As a first step towards this end, this company is setting up a 540 MW (2 x 270) plant at Padampur and Srirampur village in Sareikela-Kharsawan district.The first unit of 270 MW will start production on the day of its inauguration.
“The fuel linkage of the power station will be from captive Ganeshpur coal block, which has been allotted to APNRL and Tata Steel on a 50:50 JV basis. The Company has secured tapering coal linkage (to take care of the coal requirements till the captive mine is operational) for 540 MW. The Company is executing the project on a split package basis and has placed the order for the BTG package contract with BHEL for the entire 540 MW. The BOP will be constructed with contracts to various parties”,says the portal of the company.
The state is to purchase 25 percent of its total generated power for supply and consumption in Jharkhand.The plant is slated to be inaugurated by chief minister Arjun Munda.