Stop foreign coal at ports: EPCA

Stop foreign coal at ports: EPCA

The Supreme Court mandated body, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), has asked Coal India and other government bodies to curb the entry of coal into Delhi at the port level, which is the entry point for imported coal.

“These usually come from ports in Gujarat and Odisha… All states should follow Delhi’s footsteps. Every other fuel that is not notified is illegal… We will talk to ports and other relevant authorities to check the entry of coal to Delhi,” EPCA member Sunita Narain told officials during a meeting on Thursday.

A directorate general of foreign trade official present at the meeting was asked to take an undertaking from port authorities that the coal being imported is not meant for Delhi.

Earlier, the usage of coal was banned by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee through a notification that was released on June 29.  Read More

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