Dumka power station (Jindal)

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Dumka power station (Jindal) is a cancelled power station in Dumka, Jharkhand, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dumka power station (Jindal) Dumka, Jharkhand, India 24.263371, 87.246407 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 2640 supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) [100.0%]


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The plant, which would have comprised two 660 generating units, had an estimated cost of Rs. 7224.00 Cr. (US $ 1.62 billion). The company stated that the plant "will be completed in stages in the year of 2014 and the same has been funded on the basis of 70:30 debt:equity."[1]

The company stated in December 2009 that "we are in the process of appointing the consultants for providing engineering consultancy services in relation to our Dumka Project and are also evaluating alternatives for implementing the project on an EPC basis or through multiple packages."[2]

In August 2014 the plant's coal allocation, Amarkonda-Murgadangal captive coal block, was declared illegal by the India Supreme Court. The company had also faced hindrances in land acquisition.[3] As of August 2014, it appeared that the project has been abandoned, since Jindal has not sought environmental permits and the company no longer included the project on its list of expansion plans.[4]

Coal supply

The company stated in its December 2009 prospectus that the Amarkonda-Murgadangal captive coal block "with approximately 205 million tons" had been allocated to Jindal Steel & Power.[2]

The company states that the allocation of the coal block to Jindal Power's parent company occurred on January 17, 2008. In its prospectus it states that "as per the terms of the allocation letter JSPL formed a joint venture, Shrestha Mining and Metals Private Limited (―SMMPL‖) for coal mining in respect of this coal block. We have entered into a 25 year long-term coal supply agreement with SMMPL for the supply of coal for this power project, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Coal."[2]

Water supply

In its 2009 prospectus, Jindal Power states that it intends to source water for the power station from the Dwarka and Brahmani rivers. "The water arrangement involves the building a barrage across the two rivers, construction of pump houses and a raw water reservoir, and installation of raw water pipelines up to the plant. The cost for water arrangement is estimated at Rs. 1,000.00 million," the company stated.[2]

Articles and Resources


  1. Jindal Power, "Jindal Power Limited (JPL)", Jindal Power, July 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jindal Power Limited, "Draft Red Herring Prospectus", Jindal Power, December 2009, page 44, page 87 (Pdf)
  3. "SC ruling a setback for power projects in Santhal Pargana," Times of India, Aug 27, 2014
  4. “Expansion Plans: Thermal,” Jindal Steel & Power website, accessed August 2014

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