The reopening of Badarpur thermal power plant, scheduled for tomorrow, will be a “setback” to the efforts in reducing public health crisis associated with air pollution, Greenpeace India said today.
It also termed the decision as “wrong” from environmental and economic point of view.
The coal-based Badarpur power plant will reopen on March 15, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) had earlier said while lifting a raft of measures implemented under the ‘severe’ air category of the graded response plan.
“The news (about reopening of the power plant) is a big setback to the efforts and progress made towards reducing public health crisis associated with air pollution,” Sunil Dahiya, campaigner of Greenpeace India said. Read More…