Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the 2400MW first phase of NTPC’s Patratu Super Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand on May 25th, 2018. The project is a 74:26 Joint Venture between Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (PVUN), a subsidiary company of NTPC establishing a total capacity expansion of 4,000MW.
Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Governor, Jharkhand; Shri Raghubar Das, Chief Minister, Jharkhand; Shri R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State (I/C), Power and New & Renewable Energy; other dignitaries and senior officials from Ministry of Power and NTPC were present on the occasion.
Envisioning the brighter future for India’s 19th State, NTPC’s PVUNL is set to develop the project in two phases – 2,400 MW (3x800MW) in Phase-I and 1,600 MW (2×800 MW) in Phase-II, which will be developed later. This project will allocate 85 per cent of the power to Jharkhand that will benefit the state in the long run and help in the economic growth of the region. Under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) scheme, this project will ensure providing 24×7 power availability to the households.