Kolkata Yet another case of land-related unrest is roiling West Bengal, this time around developing a coal mine allotted to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in 2004.

At least 27 policemen, including three officers, and six villagers were injured in a pitched battle early on Tuesday at Dubrajpur in Birbhum district, 226 km from Kolkata. Clashes erupted when policemen turned up to retrieve an excavator seized a few days back by villagers protesting against land acquisition for an open-cast mine. Coal from the mine is expected to power the 2x500 MW Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Project.

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned thermal and hydro power equipment, with a cumulative capacity of 7,900 MW this fiscal.

The state-run power gear maker had synchronised 8,108 MW capacity in the last fiscal. Till March 23 this year, BHEL has commissioned equipment having a total capacity of 7,900 MW, according to a company statement.

At a time when developing nations are planning to cut down on carbon emissions, the state government is planning to set up sophisticated laboratories within the premises of Kolaghat thermal power plant to purify carbon emitted from the plant.

New Delhi: Facing problems with Chinese power equipment, state-owned Durgapur Projects is believed to have approached BHEL for carrying out repair and recommission the 300-mw thermal power plant in West Bengal.

Chinese firm Dong Fang had supplied turbine to DPL, which has become inoperable due to some technical snag since last three months, sources in the know said.

When contacted, Li Qi, CE

State and private thermal power stations from West Bengal form the bulk of the 11 power plants that have received coal supplies much below the guaranteed level from Coal India Ltd (CIL) during the first half of this fiscal.