Burdwan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Burdwan power station, also known as the Raniganj plant, is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.


The map below shows Ballavpur village, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

Himachal EMTA Power received a terms of reference for a 500 MW coal-fired power station at Ballavpur village in 2011.[1]

In 2012 it was reported that construction at the plant had been halted because the company had lost its coal block in Raniganj due to the Coalgate scandal.[2] In December 2012 the deallocation was stayed by the Himachal Pradesh high court.[3]

In January 2015 the project was still reported as suspended. The de-allocation of coal blocks by the Supreme Court in 2014 had stripped EMTA of its mining blocks.[4]

In August 2022, Himachal Emta Power Limited and its two then-Directors where convicted in a case in special court for conspiring to cheat the government. They were found guilty of misrepresenting the status of the land and the company’s project investment in reference to the allocation of the coal block.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Himachal EMTA Power
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Ballavpur village, Raniganj taluk, Burdwan district, West Bengal
  • Coordinates: 23.5850306, 87.1204662 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 250 MW
    • Unit 2: 250 MW
  • Type:
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  • Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, June 15, 2011

Resources and articles


  1. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, June 15, 2011.
  2. Manjeet Sehgal, "Himachals power project hits Coalgate hurdle," Mail Online, 6 November 2012
  3. IANS Shimla, "Himachal HC Stays De-Allocation of Coal Block," Hindustan Times, 1 December 2012
  4. "Fate of HP-run thermal plant in WB under cloud," Tribune News Services, January 12, 2015
  5. "Himachal Emta Power Limited, promoters convicted in coal block allocation case," The Tribune India, September 1, 2022

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