Ganga Power & Natural Resources

From Global Energy Monitor

The Ganga Power & Natural Resources is a subsidiary of Adhunik Power and Natural Resources, which in turn is a part of the Adhunik Group, is a private Indian company seeking to establish itself as a private coal-fired power generation company.[1]

Ganga Power & Natural Resources is proposing to build the Bhagalpur Power Project, a 2640MW coal-fired power station at Kahelgaon in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar. A mid-2011 news report stated that a coal allocation for the project had not been made. The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) notes that approved the proposed power project on February 1, 2010 as a 1320MW project. The company's proposal was amended in January 2011 for the project to be expanded to be a 2640MW plant established in two phases. The SIPB also notes that another Adhunik Group subsidiary, Adhunik Metaliks, has proposed a 2.2 million tonnes per annum steel mill at Kahalgaon, which was approved by the board in February 2010.[2] It is unclear whether the proposed power station is intended as a captive power station for the steel mill. On the webpage for Adhunik Metaliks, no mention is made of the proposed steel mill.[3]


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  1. Adhunik Power and Natural Resources, "Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited ", Adhunik Power and Natural Resources website, accessed November 2011.
  2. State Investment Promotion Board, "Proposals Approved by State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB)", State Investment Promotion Board website, December 2011, pages 10 & 25.
  3. "Adhunik Metaliks Limited", Adhunik Group website, accessed December 2011.