India’s coal-fired thermal power plants will need as much as Rs 86,135 crore to install the pollution control technology that will ensure that the country’s emission standards are met with, a joint study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water has found.
This cost estimate, which Quartz India has called “the most conservative” yet, comes almost two years after the December 7, 2017 deadline to comply with the environmental standards has gone, with nearly all plants in the country missing it.
A Greenpeace India report published late in 2018 had noted that had the guidelines notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in 2015 been followed, then nearly 76,000 premature deaths could have been avoided in the three years since then Read More
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