Jafrabad power station

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Jafrabad power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Gujarat, India.

Location

The map below shows Jafrabad taluk, Amreli district, Gujarat state, India the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

Sintex Power has proposed setting up a 2 × 660 MW super-critical coal-based power station, as well as a 400 MW gas-based plant, near the villages of Lunsapur, Mithapur, and Kagvadar, in Gujarat. The expected land requirement is 600 acres, and the coal requirement 6.36 million metric tons annually.[1]

A draft Environmental Impact Assessment for the Lunsapur power station was released in 2012.[2]

This project appears to be related to Lunsapur power station, which failed to progress after receiving a ToR in 2010. (The two projects are in the same town and are the same town. Lunsapur was sponsored by "Patel Energy"--Dinesh Patel is the chairman of Sintex Power.)

The project is not mentioned in the company's 2013-4 annual report,[3] and as of May 2016 the project has not received environmental clearance.

Opposition

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As shown on videos posted on social media sites, citizens used the occasion of a public hearing on August 01, 2012 to demonstrate their opposition to the project.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sintex Power
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Lunsapur, Mithapur, and Kagvadar villages, Jafrabad taluk, Amreli district, Gujarat
  • Coordinates: 20.8667, 71.3667 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits: Terms of reference, India MoEF, March 30, 2011

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