Odisha Seeks Two Coal Blocks for Its Power Plant

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has urged the Centre to allot two more coal blocks to Odisha Power Thermal Power Corporation Limited (OTPCL) for its upcoming 2,400-MW power plant in Dhenkanal district, said a senior official on Wednesday.

Energy Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said Chief Secretary G.C. Pati has recently written a letter to the union coal ministry to allocate Chhendipada and Chhendipada-II coal blocks to OTPCL, the state PSU, for the coal-based thermal power plant.

OTPCL, a joint venture between Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC), is setting up the power plant at an estimated cost of Rs.17,000 crore.

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