States in India that will not build new coal power plants

Last Modified: Sat Jan 18 2020 22:28:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 07 Sep 2019
    Gujarat becomes the first state in India to announce it will not give fresh permissions for setting up new thermal power stations in the state. The decision to not provide permission for new thermal power projects was taken by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani as stated in an official release.
  • 11 Oct 2019
    Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company announced, the state which holds 16% of India's coal reserves, will not build any new coal plants. One reason being surplus capacity - demand from the DISCOM side is hardly 5,000 MW and the total generation is about 22,000 to 23,000 MW. Other reason being falling prices of solar and the state's commitment to the national Renewable Energy Target.