Kamdara power station (Jindal)

From Global Energy Monitor

Kamdara power station is a proposed 2640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in India.


The map below shows the approximate location where the plant would be built in the district of Gumla, Jharkhand.

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In February 2013 the Times of India reported that the proposed plant would be an independent power producing project operated by Jindal Power Limited. The plant would cost Rs 18,000-19,0000 crore and need at least 50-60 million cubic metres (MCM) water per annum. Initially the plant was to be the in Chandankyari-Baliapur area of Bokaro district, but the state water resources department said it could not provide adequate water from the Damodar river basin. The company decided to shift the plant to Kamdara in Gumla district, where the state water resources department has agreed to provide water from South Koel.[1]

As of October 2016, the project is not included on Jindal's list of expansion plans,[2] and has yet to receive environmental permits. Plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Jindal Steel and Power Limited
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Kamdara taluk, Gumla district, Jharkhand
  • Coordinates: 22.919791, 84.951289 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
    • Unit 3: 660 MW
    • Unit 4: 660 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Sanjay Ojha, "Jindals plan to build power plant in Gumla," The Times of India, Feb 14, 2013.
  2. “Expansion Plans: Thermal,” Jindal Steel & Power website, accessed October 2016

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