J R Power Jain Company has proposed a 1980 MW power plant at Kishore Nagar, District-Angul, Orissa.
J R power gen Private Limited signed Memorandum of Understanding with Orissa government at an estimated cost of 798,890 crore. Notices have been issued for land acquisition and company has signed coal supply agreement with Pondicherry Industrial Promotion Development and Investment Corporation (PIPDIC)  The state government had issued a notification under section4 (1) of Orissa Land Acquisition Act for the acquisition of the land for the project in 2009. The area which is notified for the project is highly fertile for paddy and other crops. Setting up the power plant in the area would not only affect the livelihood of the farmers but will also have an adverse impact on the environment. Irked over the attempt by the district administration to issue 6 (1) section of Land Acquisition Act, hundreds of locals of about 15 villages of Kishore Nagar block demonstrated before the block development officer. Locals are opposing the plant on the grounds of losing fertile agricultural land and forest cover. People are demanding scrapping the project altogether [1, 4].