Toxic air in Ahmedabad: NGT seeks report on petcoke use


Toxic air in Ahmedabad: NGT seeks report on petcoke use

Following a demand that air pollution in Ahmedabad be curbed, the National Green Tribunal ordered the formation of a committee and sought a report from it on the industrial use of a cheap fuel, petroleum coke or petcoke, around the city.

The NGT’s Delhi bench directed a joint committee comprising representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to come up with a “factual and action taken report” within one month. The committee was ordered to mail its report to the tribunal, which has posted a further hearing for July 2.

The NGT sought an action-taken report on what decision the state government and the Centre have taken with regard to prohibition of petcoke and furnace oil as industrial fuels for power generation. Read more

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