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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has Approved 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project

Updated: March 29, 2019 11:01 am

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  approved the investment for 1320 MW Green Field Super Critical Buxar Thermal Power Project in Bihar. The project is being implemented by SJVN Thermal Private Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN Limited. The estimated cost of supercritical 1320-Megawatt Buxar Thermal Power Project is Rs. 10,439 crores at January 2018 price levels.

Nand Lal Sharma Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN informed that the Project located at Chausa in Buxar district of Bihar, will have two units of 660 MW each and generate 9828 million units of electricity annually. The project has been planned with special features to perform as per the latest environmental norms. The project is based on Super Critical technology, closed cycle water re-circulation system for zero discharge concepts. The coal requirement for the project has been tied-up and it will be supplied by Central Coal Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) while the State Transmission Utility, Bihar has already approved power evacuation system for this project.

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