Tata Mundra Power Plant

The 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra power plant that was developed in Gujarat, India posed numerous environmental and social concerns, including deterioration of water quality and fish populations, displacement of fishermen, community health impacts due to air emissions, and destruction of natural habitats.

The Tata Mundra Project is a 4,000-megawatt power plant that was developed by Coastal Gujarat Power Limited at the port city of Mundra in India’s Gujarat state. This ultra mega project established India’s first 800-megawatt unit supercritical technology thermal power plant, which is likely to be the most energy-efficient, coal-based thermal power plant in the country. Imported coal from Indonesia is used for the project. A consortium of banks including the IFC with a loan up to $450 million and $50 in equity participated in the financing of this project.

The project triggered the IFC’s performance standards(PS) on Social and Environmental Assessment and Management System(PS1), Labor and Working Conditions(PS2), Pollution Prevention and Abatement(PS3), Community Health, Safety and Security(PS4); Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement (PS5); Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management(PS6) and Cultural Heritage(PS8). The CAO complaint can be found here (CAO website).