Haryana’s thermal power plants in NCR to be shut if emission norms not met by 2020: EPCA


Haryana’s thermal power plants in NCR to be shut if emission norms not met by 2020: EPCA

The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority said on Friday Haryana’s two coal-based power plants in the national capital region will be shut down if these failed to comply with emission norms by next year.

The two thermal power plants are in Jhajjar and Panipat.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change had in 2015 come up with new norms for coal-based power plants to cut down emissions of particulate matter (PM10), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen. These norms are set to come into force by December this year.

According to the Centre for Science and Environment estimates, these norms can help cut particulate matter emission by about 35 per cent, oxides of nitrogen emission by about 70 per cent, and SO2 emission by more than 85 per cent by 2026-27. Read More

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