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May , 2015
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Govt drafts rules for cleaner coal power

Source: The Times of India, Date: May , 2015

Moving to tighten norms for emissions of major pollutants by coal-based power plants in the country, the environment ministry has proposed a fresh standard for old and new units seeking them to substantially cut down release of health-damaging particulate matter (PM). Since the impact of pollution from coal-based power generation is known to be disproportionately high, the ministry also proposed to add dangerous sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury in the list of pollutants which need to be cut by both new as well as existing thermal power plants.

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