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Farakka Super Thermal Power Station

Farakka Super Thermal Power Station
फरक्का सुपर थर्मल पावर स्टेशन
ফারাক্কা সুপার থার্মাল পাওয়ার স্টেশন
LocationNabarun, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Coordinates24°46′21″N 87°53′39″E / 24.77250°N 87.89417°E / 24.77250; 87.89417
Commission date1986jk
Owner(s)National Thermal Power Corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational6
Nameplate capacity2,100 MW

Farakka Super Thermal Power Plant is located at Nabarun in Murshidabad district in Indian state of West Bengal. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC.The unit wise capacity and other details are as follows.

Stage Unit Number Installed Capacity (MW) Date of Commissioning
First 1 200 January, 1986
First 2 200 December, 1986
First 3 200 August, 1987
Second 4 500 September, 1992
Second 5 500 February, 1994
Third 6 500 April, 2012
Total Six 2100

Coal link

A major coal mining project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (Rajmahal open cast project, a part of Rajmahal coalfield) is going on in Boarijore, Mahagama and Sunderpahari CD Blocks of Godda district in Jharkhand.[1] Rajmahal open cast project (earlier known as Lalmatia Colliery) supplies coal to the Farakka Super Thermal Power Station and the 2,340 MW Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station.[2] Coal import from Indonesia for Farakka Super Thermal Power Plant by Farakka Port and National Waterway 1 .Jindal ITF Limited coal carry by barge from Haldia Port to Farakka.[3]


  1. ^ "Godda District Official website". Profile. Godda district administration. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Raj Mahal Coal Mines". Source Watch. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Jindal ITF, Sula Shipping join hands for NTPC's Farakvljkl≈ka trans-shipment project of coal".


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