Emission standards: SC grants time to power generating units on compliance issue


Emission standards: SC grants time to power generating units on compliance issue

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday granted four weeks to power firms of state governments to apprise it about the time required for complying with the emission standards, including on nitrogen oxide (NOX).

A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was told by the counsel appearing for the association of private power generating units that they had received the apex court’s notice issued to them last week only and they needed some time to file their response.

The top court had last month issued notices to the power generating companies of the state governments and the association to assist it in the matter which deals with compliance of emission standards for SOX (sulphur oxide) and PM (particulate matter) by 2021 end, and on NOX by end 2022 with regard to thermal power plants. Read More

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