Decks cleared for 4000 MW Bihar Mega Power Limited’s Banka Thermal Power Plant

Banka | June 28: With a view to making the state self-dependent on power, decks are being cleared for the establishment of 4000MW thermal power plant, a joint venture of Bihar Mega Power Limited (BMPL) and Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFCL), a Government of India Undertaking, in Banka district.

In all probability, desolate wasteland land would be utilized for the thermal power plant instead of cultivable land, the process of which is underway.

The project will immensely benefit the state and region on the power front which includes elctricity availability and employment, said sources adding out of the total production, the state’s share would be 50%, which means 2000MW would be supplied to Bihar. Whereas 1000 MW would be supplied to Jharkhand, 600 MW to UP and 400 MW to Karnataka on its commissioning in 2021.

The Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) will be come up near Kakwara village under Katoria block in Banka district. Total cost of the project would be around Rs 30,000 crore, whereas the land area required for the thermal power project would be around 2,550 acres besides 120 cusecs (12,000 cubic meter per hour) water would be required, said sources adding the power project officials have already sought allocation of the land in the region.

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