Coal-Based Power Units Flouting Emission Control Norms: Report

Coal-Based Power Units Flouting Emission Control Norms: Report

Over 300 out of around 500 units of coal-based power plants are not adhering to the emission norms notified by the Union Environment Ministry in December 2015, a report said here on Thursday, when the deadline set by the ministry two years back expired.

After a survey of the coal-based thermal power plants, two years after the ministry revised the emission norms on December 7, 2015, a group of NGOs including Greenpeace and others, came up with a report pointing out why India surpasses China in terms of sulphur dioxide emissions.

“These norms were to come into effect by 7th December 2017. But, despite being given two years to implement these norms, the Ministry of Power and Central Electricity Authority, along with the power industry, are attempting to push the dates further by 5-7 years till 2022-24 and also relaxing the water usage limits,” the report stated. Read More…

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