News Brief | October 2014
MCLs 1600 MW thermal power project to seek nod
Coal India´s subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields first 1600 MW pithead thermal power project is expected to be ratified at the next board meeting. Once it is cleared, it will reach the Coal India board for approval. Located in the Sundergarh district of Odisha, it is the maiden pithead thermal power project of CIL involving an investment of around Rs 10,000 crore. The project has seen delays due to various issues including land acquisition, environment and forest clearance. Reports indicate that around 800 acres has already been acquired and water linkages are also in place. The plant will utilise coal from MCL's Basundhara coal mines in Odisha.