Mahadev Prasad Super Thermal Power Plant

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{{#Badges:CoalSwarm|navbar-Indiacoal}} The Mahadev Prasad Super Thermal Power Plant, also known as the Jamshedpur Kandra power station, is a 540-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station operated by Adhunik Power and Natural Resources in Jharkhand state, India.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station near the village of Padampur, southeast of Kandra taluk, in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

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  • Stage I - 270 MW

Stage I comprises two units of 135 MW each. It was completed and commissioned in 2012.[1]

  • Stage II - 270 MW

Stage II comprises two units of 135 MW each. According to the Central Electricity Authority, this stage was commissioned in March 2013.[1]

  • Stage III - 540 MW

In 2011 it was reported that Adhunik Power wanted to expand the power station through a Stage III of 540 MW. The proposed expansion would require an additional 500 acres, on top of the 500 acres currently being occupied by Stages I and II.[2]

Since then Adhunik Power has yet to receive permits for the stage III expansion, and plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Adhunik Power and Natural Resources
Location: Padampur village, Kandra taluk, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
Coordinates: 22.836504, 86.061294 (exact)

  • Stage I: Operating (2012)
  • Stage II: Operating (2013)
  • Stage III: Cancelled


  • Stage I: 270 MW (Units 1-2: 135 MW)
  • Stage II: 270 MW (Units 3-4: 135 MW)
  • Stage III: 540 MW

Type: Subcritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Ganeshpur coal block in the North Karanpura Coalfield in Palamau district[2]
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
MoEF permits: Environmental clearance for stage II, (May 9, 2011)

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country, Central Electricity Authority, September 2012, page 18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arindam Sinha, "540MW Adhunik power Jharkhand units to start output by March'12", Financial Express, June 1, 2011.
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