Churk captive power station

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Churk captive power station is an operating power station of at least 180-megawatts (MW) in Churk, Robertganj, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Churk captive power station Churk, Robertganj, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India 24.639104, 83.101085 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 24.639104, 83.101085

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 60 unknown 2015
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 60 unknown 2017
Unit 3 operating coal - unknown 60 unknown 2017
Unit 4 cancelled coal - unknown 60 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Jaiprakash Associates Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Jaiprakash Associates Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 3 Jaiprakash Associates Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 4 Jaiprakash Associates Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): cement & building
  • Captive industry: Power

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): December 18, 2012 – Environmental Clearance


The proposal is for a 4x60 MW imported coal-based power station and 1.0 MTPA cement grinding unit at village Churk in Uttar Pradesh. The power plant would be captive to cement grinding. The project received environmental clearance in December 2012, but commenced construction prior to receiving approval, in violation of India provisions.[1]

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) had rejected the proposal for wildlife clearance four months earlier due to the project's proximity to Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary.[2] According to the terms of the Environmental Clearance (EC), the project must still receive clearance from the National Board of Wildlife, and the granting of the EC does not guarantee that wildlife clearance will be obtained.[1]

In March 2014 Jaiprakash Associates reported the project was under implementation.[3]

Unit 1 was commissioned in March 2015.[4]

The company's 2015-16 and 2016-17 annual reports both described Units 2 and 3 as "under implementation."[5][6]

Units 2-3 were commissioned in 2017.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Environmental clearance, India MoEF, Dec 18, 2012.
  2. "Jaypee’s power plant project in Sonbhadra hits green hurdle," Indian Express, Aug 18 2012.
  3. Form A, Jaiprakash Associates, Mar 31, 2014
  4. "Annual Report: 2014-2015," Jaypee Group, 2015
  5. "Annual Report 2015-16," Jaiprakash Associates Limited, p. 7
  6. "Annual Report 2016-17," Jaiprakash Associates Limited, p. 8
  7. Form 1, Jaiprakash Associates, March 14, 2017

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