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Green norms unmet, thermal plants get more time — and lower standards

Source: The Indian Express, Date: February , 2017

The Indian Express, New Delhi, Feb 2017: Faced with the fact that almost none of the over 400 thermal power plants across the country has complied with new emission norms notified more than a year ago, the Government is learnt to have decided to relax the December 2017 deadline — and even dilute the standards it had set. It was in December 2015 that the Environment Ministry laid down, for the first time, emission norms for Nitrogen and Sulphur oxides (NOx and SOx) for thermal plants. It also fixed stricter limits for particulate matter (PM) emission and consumption of water. Short of a year to the deadline, none of the units has fully complied.

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