West Bengal Thermal power Plants Map

Want to know about the power situation in West Bengal? Read on to know all about West Bengal thermal power plants and power supply.

West Bengal



The west-Indian state of West Bengal is rich in flora and fauna. Flanked by rivers, hills and the sea, it has abundant natural resources. Although most of them have not been fully exploited, West Bengal has done well enough to keep up with other states. The state has coal fields in its second largest city, Asansol. The Asansol subdivision comprises of regions like Raniganj and Burnpur that are rich in coal. The coalfields in Asansol have earned West Bengal the pride of being the heart of coal industries. A lot of industries dependent on coal have set up their bases around Asansol in West Bengal. It is only the presence of coal mines that have seen the setting up of industries like railways and steel in this state.

West Bengal Thermal power Plants Map

West Bengal Thermal power Plants Map
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*Map of Uttar Pradesh thermal power plants and their locations. Vidytnagar, Unchahar, Pakni, Dibiyapur, Rosa, Dadri, Harduaganj are located here.

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West Bengal coal mines

The major coal mines in West Bengal are located at
  • Sripur
  • Burdwan
  • Jhanjra Bankola,
  • Kenda,
  • Satgram,
  • Sodepur,
  • Salanpur,
  • Pandaveswar,
  • Kajora,
  • Sonepur,
  • Kunustoria
Proper rail routes connect Asansol with all the other cities and states in India. Coal from these mines is used for the state of West Bengal. They are also transported to states that suffer from a coal deficit.

Main thermal power plants in West Bengal

Some of the major West Bengal thermal power plants are

Kolaghat Thermal Power Station

Address:
Mecheda,
East Midnapore,
West Bengal,
India.

Bakreswar Thermal Power Station

Address:
Suri,
Birbhum,
West Bengal,
India.

Sagardighi Thermal Power Station

Address:
Manigram,
Murshidabad,
West Bengal,
India.

Durgapur Thermal Power Plant

Address:
Durgapur,
Bardhaman,
West Bengal,
India.

Farakka State Thermal Power Station

Address:
Nagarun,
Murshidabad,
West Bengal,
India.

Durgapur Thermal Power Station

Address:
Durgapur,
Bardhaman,
West Bengal,
India.

Mejia Thermal Power Station

Address:
Durlavpur,
Bankura,
West Bengal,
India.

Budge Budge Thermal Power Plant

Address:
Achipur,
South 24 Paraganas,
West Bengal,
India.

Future West Bengal Power Plants

Some of the upcoming thermal power plants in West Bengal are

Durgapur Projects Ltd

Durgapur PPS,
West Bengal,
India.

In recent years, more and more people have migrated into West Bengal for increased job opportunities. The state has seen a healthy increase in investment. Many international companies have invested in the state, particularly in the IT sector. This industrial growth has added to demand for increased power supply. In the last one year, the state has been suffering from severe shortage of coal. This has led to massive power-cuts in several areas of West Bengal. It has also affected Kolkata, the main city of West Bengal. This is soon to improve with the efforts of the National Mineral Development Corp. The National Mineral Development Corp has already invested 10 billion rupees to develop coal mines in West Bengal. This is supposed to increase coal output from the mines. More rakes are to be allotted for improved coal supply in the state. A massive investment is also being planned by the state government to improve the existing as well as the future West Bengal thermal power plants.

Last Updated on : 22 September 2010

 

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