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Mahagenco plans 3300 mw Dondaicha thermal power project

Project Location : Dondaicha, Jalgaon district, Maharashtra
Project Capacity : 3300

Mahagenco is setting up a 3300 MW coal based thermal power project in Dondaicha in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. Project details : Dondaicha TPS Unit – 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (5 x 660 MW) : Land acquisition is in progress. Water: 40 Million Cubic Meter per Year (MCMPY) for Unit 1&2 is available from Nimna Tapi Project. For 45 MCMPY required for Unit 3, 4 &5, matter has been taken up with Water Resource Department, GoM. Fuel : Coal required for Unit 1&2 (Phase-1) will be made available from Chendipada Coal block, Orissa. The U.C.M (Uttarpradesh-Chattisghad-Maharashtra) Joint venture company who have been allotted the coal block have appointed M.D.O to develop the said mine. The coal for Unit 3, 4 &5 (Phase-2) is proposed to be made available from Machhakata coal block in Orissa. However, if Dhopawe 3x660 MW project is approved by GoM, the coal available from this coal block will be diverted to Dhopawe project and the coal required for Dondaicha Phase-2 project will be made available from Mahanadi coal block in Orissa. In case of delay in availability of coal from Mahanadi coal block, coal will be made available from tapered linkage. Matter taken up with Government of Maharashtra for approval of the project.

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The project had run into land acquisition problems. After litigation, and received a final award in 2009 in the company's' favour but the Prakalpabadhit Shetkari Sangharsh Samiti of Pimpri-Sekam served notice of agitation for enhanced rates at par with the Jalgaon Airport project-affected people and for employment to PAPS in the company's service. Regarding the 3,300-mw Dondaicha project, the proposal for acquiring 885.59 hectares of land has been submitted to the Collector of Dhule for accommodating the two units. However, possession of land has been delayed owing to resistance by landowners. The joint measurement of the total land for the project has also not been completed.

Contact Address :
Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd Corp Office: Prakashgad, Plot No. G-9 Bandra East
Mumbai- 400051 26478121/ 26474211/26472131 26476749

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