Katikund to get 1,000 mw power project

Jamshedpur, Apr 27 | Updated: Apr 28 2007, 07:20am hrs
CESC Ltd has finally chosen Katikund in Jharkhands Dumka district as the site for its 1000-mw-pithead thermal power project. It has signed a MoU with the state govt.Dumka falls in the Santhal parganas region of the state, not far from adjoining West Bengal.

In the MoU, CESC has offered three alternative sites to the Jharkhand government at Godda, Latehar and Chandil-to locate the project.The project to come up at a cost of around Rs 5,000 crore has been envisaged in two stages of 500 mw each, instead of the earlier plan of two plants of 250 mw each in the first stage, followed by another with 500 mw capacity later on.

We have applied for all clearances,will apply for the coal block to the Union coal ministry after obtaining the necessary state recommendationand but first our aim is to get the coal block .The project will take off the moment we get signals from the Centre and the state government.The MoU, valid for one year, has been re-validated between the parties,said the official sources.