India’s largest power producer National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) plans to build four coal-based projects with a combined capacity of over 8300 MW in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh over the next five years.

Three of the operations would be in Madhya Pradesh – a 1980 MW plant at Barethi, a 1320 MW project at Khargone and a 2640 MW plant at Gadarwara – while the fourth in Chhattisgarh will be a 2400 MW facility in Lara.

NTPC generates more than 34 GW of electricity via 15 coal and seven gas power stations and wants to take this output to 75 GW by 2017.

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