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India's NTPC to invest $4.96B in 2 super thermal projects

NTPC hopes to break the ground for its two proposed super thermal power projects with 1,600 MW capacity each.


The company plans to invest more than US$4.96 billion in the two projects located at Darlipali in Sundargarh and Gajmara in Dhenkanal district.

“We have already been served demand notice for occupying land at Darlipali. About 1,632 acres is required for the project,” said Jaydeb Nanda, Regional Executive Director of NTPC's (East-II) zone.

 It would be a super critical power plant, the first of its kind to be set up in Odisha, Mr. Nanda said.

“To ensure the upcoming project gets uninterrupted raw material, NTPC will source 7 million tonnes per annum coal from Dulunga and 12.5 million tonnes from Pakri Barwadih blocks allotted to the company,” he said. The project would depend on Hirakud reservoir for sourcing water.

Similarly, according to Mr. Nanda, the proposed Gajmara project would require 1,039 acres in Dhenknal district.

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