Patratu is a census town in Patratu (community development block) of Ramgarh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Patratu Dam: The dam was made to store water of the Nalkari River; this is the main attraction of Patratu. One can see flying fish at sunrise by sitting at the edge of the dam. Very few people know there is a tunnel below the dam which connects two villages of Patratu, Labga and Hariharpur. Due to security reasons it has been closed. Boating was started on 14 January 2010 on the dam. Four boats have been purchased. The Patratu Dam, 30 km from Ramgarh and 35 km from Ranchi, supplies water to Ramgarh cantonment area as well as the main reservoir of Patratu Thermal Power Plant (PTPS). The dam has huge capacity and if given a facelift, would definitely attract tourists from different areas. The first step would be to woo tourists from the state, and once all the facilities were in place, to attract tourists from the rest of the country. The blueprint includes a restaurant on the island as well as a park and amusement corner for the visitors. Patratu valley: Flanked by hills covered with lush green trees, red and violet flowers and honey bees humming, the Pithouria-Patratu Valley is no less attractive than the valleys on the Gangtok-Nathula, Dehradun-Mussouri and Raxaul-Kathmandu roads in terms of natural elegance. Of course, the hills along the Pithouria-Patratu stretch are devoid of snow, unlike the ones on Gangtok-Nathula. But green saal, sakhuwa and bamboos with flowers, in a riot of colours, more than make up for the absence of snow. The jingle-jangle of waterfalls and rivulets rushing through the stones, soothed the ears, and eyes, even more than any maestro's music. There were several groups carrying coal on their cycles and struggling to reach Ranchi to sell the goods. They had probably loaded their bicycles at Patratu Mines and were pedaling their way through the intricate turns and bends of the valley. During recent changes, these coal pulling bicycles has gotten the support of local motor bikers on a profit sharing basis. Patratu Thermal Power Station: The attraction of this city is its natural habitat and scenic beauty. The city is developed as a residential area for employees of the Patratu Thermal Power Station. This thermal power station was made by Russian collaboration in 1962. It has two chimneys made by a Russian firm, which are called the Russian side. The other two chimneys are made by an Indian firm, so it is called the Indian side. The plant has a power generation capacity of 840MW. NTPC's plan to take control of Jharkhand State Electricity Board's Patratu thermal power station near Ranchi, hanging for a long time, is believed to have made some headway as the decision in this regard is likely to be firmed up shortly. Under the new arrangement being planned for the revival of the ailing plant, a 75:25 joint venture with NTPC holding the majority stake might be formed. NTPC had earlier mooted the proposal for a total takeover of the state's oldest 840 MW thermal power station operating at 10-15 percent capacity. However, the PTPS workers resisted it. When contacted, an NTPC official confirmed that the company was "in discussion" with the Jharkhand Government exploring the possibility of taking over the management control of Patratu power station. "Various options are under discussion. However, a decision in this regard is still awaited," the official said. Comments were not available from the power department of Jharkhand. It may be noted that NTPC has been considering taking over the ailing PTPS for nearly three years. However, only in mid-2009 did it conduct the due diligence. According to the JSEB (Jharkhand State Electricity Board) website, Patratu has six Russian units which are 36 to 42 years old and four BHEL manufactured units which are 26–31 years old.

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