Indian state-owned utility NTPC says it will set up a 2,640MW thermal plant at Narsinghpur in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The company has been talking with the government of Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Power Trading Company about building the plant on 2,500 acres provided by the state.

Indian union minister for power Sushilkumar Shinde said the government wants to improve power capacity in the state and hence, will provide all necessary clearances for fast implementation.

According to NTPC, the plant will have four units of 660MW each with superficial technology.

With a current generating capacity of 30,644MW through 26 power stations including joint ventures, NTPC has embarked on plans to become a 75,000MW company by 2017.