Tasra Coking power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tasra Coking power station was a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Jharkhand, India.

With no known developments since September 2017, the project is presumed cancelled.


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

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In 2009 the Steel Authority Of India (SAIL) stated its interest in establishing an open cast coking coal mine in Tasra, in the Jharia coalfields, about 25 km from Dhanbad. In 2013 Lanco was selected as the Mine developer and operator (MDO) by SAIL. Changes in land acquisition laws subsequently thwarted the project’s progress, as some villagers refused to sell their land. In 2017 it was announced Lanco will also develop and operate a captive power plant of 300 MW for SAIL through a joint venture company, based on the secondary products arising out of the coal mine washery.[1]

The coal mining started in December 2017. Reports suggest Lanco Infratech will continue to pursue plans for a 300 MW captive power plant.[2]

There have been no developments on the 300 MW coal plant since 2017, and plans appeared shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Steel Authority Of India
  • Location: Danbhum village, Nirsa taluk, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
  • Coordinates: 23.78, 86.72 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
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Articles and resources


  1. "Natural Resources," Lanco, accessed Nov 2017
  2. Indrani Dutta, SAIL to begin Tasra project work with Lanco The Hindu, 16 September 2017

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