Talabira Thermal Power Project : PM Modi lays foundation stone for NLC India’s Rs 27kcr project in Odisha


In a monumental stride towards bolstering India’s energy security and fostering socio-economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Phase-1 NLC India Talabira Thermal Power Project in Sambalpur, Odisha, with a significant investment of over ₹27,000 Crore.

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the NLC India Talabira Thermal Power Project, marked by the attendance of dignitaries like Raghubar Das, Governor of Odisha; Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha; and several Union Ministers, signifies a historic moment in India’s energy sector.

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi emphasized the government’s dedication to not just initiating projects but seeing them through to completion. He highlighted the project’s role in ensuring continuous electricity supply to Odisha and creating employment opportunities. The NLC India Ltd., a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Coal, aims to revolutionize the energy landscape through this coal-based Ultra Super Critical Pit Head Thermal Power Project.

NLC India Talabira Thermal Power Project : A Leap Towards Energy Security and Economic Growth

NLC India Talabira Thermal Power Project : A Leap Towards Energy Security and Economic Growth

With an initial capacity of 2,400 MW and a subsequent phase adding 800 MW, the project is set to be the largest Greenfield Pithead Thermal Power Station in India. It benefits from an eco-friendly conveyor system for coal transport, leveraging the adjacent Talabira II and III operational mines, thus ensuring cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

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The project showcases advanced technologies for environmental management, including Flue Gas Desulphurisation, Selective Catalytic Reduction, biomass co-firing, and solid waste management, reflecting a commitment to minimizing ecological impact.

The Talabira Thermal Power Project is not only an infrastructure milestone but also a catalyst for regional socio-economic transformation, offering unprecedented employment opportunities and promoting inclusive development. It is poised to supply affordable electricity to Odisha and neighboring states, enhancing the quality of life and economic prospects.

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This initiative, part of Prime Minister Modi’s vision for mission-mode pit-head thermal power plants, represents India’s dedication to sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy solutions, marking a significant step towards self-reliance and a sustainable future.

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