In November 2012, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) announced it will set up a 5X800 MW Super thermal Power Project at Lara in Raigarh District of Chhatisgarh. Currently, NTPC (Western region) II is operating three super thermal power stations in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh contributing nearly 9340 MW of power. The project will be based on super critical technology. The coal requirement will be met from Talaipalli Coal Block of Mand Raigarh Coalfields. Water will be obtained from Mahanadi River.