UPSC Prelims Examination: Thermal Power Plants in India

Undeniably, the UPSC syllabus for civil services exam is vast and to cover the entire syllabus is difficult and need a proper strategy for the preparation. The prelims syllabus of civil services exam can be categorized into static and dynamic. The static part of the syllabus is a defined one and covers subjects like history, geography, economics, science, polity and etc. while the dynamic part of the syllabus is the current affairs section which is not defined and candidates have to read major newspapers every day and make notes out of it to cover this section.

Hence, aspirants should be ready to tackle both conceptual and factual questions.

The power plants play an important role in the power industry of India. The UPSC has asked many questions about the power plants in India in the previous year prelims exams. In India, there are thermal power plants, nuclear plants, and hydroelectric power plants. This is an important segment in Geography syllabus of Prelims examination.

The largest source of power in India is generated via Thermal power. There are distinctive sorts of Thermal power plants based on the fuel used to create the steam like oil, gas, coal and Diesel.  The major elements which are responsible for the location of thermal power stations are vicinity to water supply,  availability to raw materials, transportation etc.

Here we are giving the list of major thermal power plants in India. This will enhance your Prelims preparation.

List of Thermal Power Plants in India

State

Name of Thermal power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Amarkantak Thermal Power plant

Maharashtra

Amravati Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Anpara Thermal Power plant

Bihar

Barauni Thermal Power plant

Karnataka

Bellary Thermal Power plant

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Thermal Power plant

Jharkhand

Bokaro Thermal Power plant

Maharashtra

Chandrapur Thermal Power plant

Rajasthan

Chhabra Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Dadri Thermal Power plant

West Bengal

Durgapur Thermal Power plant

Tamil Nadu

Ennore Thermal Power plant

West Bengal

Farakka Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Feroz Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power plant

Gujarat

Gandhinagar Thermal Power plant

Odisha

Hirakud Captive Thermal Power plant

Odisha

Jharsuguda Thermal Power plant

Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Kalisindh Thermal Power plant

Maharashtra

Khaperkheda Thermal Power plant

Chhattisgarh

Korba Thermal Power plant

Kota, Rajasthan

Kota Thermal Power plant

Tamil Nadu

Mettur Thermal Power plant

Gujarat

Mudra Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

National Capital Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Obra Thermal Power plant

Jharkhand

Patratu Thermal Power plant

Andhra Pradesh

Ramagundam Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Rihand Thermal Power plant

Uttar Pradesh

Rosa Thermal Power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Sant Singaji Thermal Power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Satpura Thermal Power plant

Gujarat

Sikka Thermal Power plant

Andhra Pradesh

Simhadri Thermal Power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Singrauli Thermal Power plant

Chhattisgarh

Sipat Thermal Power plant

Odisha

Talcher Thermal Power plant

Maharashtra

Tiroda Thermal Power plant

Karnataka

Udupi Thermal Power plant

Gujarat

Ukai Thermal Power plant

Madhya Pradesh

Vindhyachal Thermal Power plant

Gujarat

Wanakbori Thermal Power plant

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