Sasan is located in Singrauli, which is fast emerging as India’s energy capital. This place was earlierknown as Shringavali, named after the sage Shringi, and was once upon a time covered with dense forests and inhabited by wild animals. The place was considered so treacherous that it was used by the Kings of Rewa State, who ruled the area till 1947, as an open air prison for detaining errant civilians and officers. In the late fifties, a large dam banked up the water of the nearby Rihand river. The dam formed a lake known as Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar and was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1962. Rich coal deposits spread over an area of 2200 km² in the state of Madhya Pradesh (eastern part of Sidhi District) and Uttar Pradesh (southern part of Sonebhadra District) were discovered close to the artificial lake formed. Most of the biggest coal mines of Coal India are located in this region and the Northern Coalfields Limited, the largest subsidiary of Coal India Ltd is headquartered at Singrauli.
Today, this dam is the source of water and the nearby captive coal mines allocated for the project arethe sources of coal for the Sasan UMPP.
The availability of abundant supplies of both coal and water in the region spurred the development ofnumerous power projects. Today, this region alone has an operating capacity of more than 10,000 MW and projects under construction totaling upto another 15-20,000 MW, making the region the largest hub for power generation in the country.
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|There are daily flights to Varanasi (Benares) from both Delhi and Mumbai. Thereafter the rest of the journey has to be undertaken by road. ||The best way to get to Sasan by train is to take one from Delhi ( they run on a daily basis) to Varanasi, once at Varanasi there are always buses that ply to Siddhi. One can also once can also take a connecting train from Varanasi to Shaktinagar Railway Station which is the nearest station to Siddhi. ||National Highway No. 7 is well connected to state highway of Chhatrapur – Rewa |
The district has numerous small rivers and nallas and is marked by perennial rivers Son, Gopad, Banas and Mahan