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Thermal power plants face closure as air quality dips in NCR

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2020

With the air quality index turning severe, coal-based power plants in the NCR are preparing to shut. The power plant in Panipat shut down on Monday, while the ones in Hisar and Yamunanagar are...

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Delhi Pollution: Air Quality Degrades to ‘Severe’ Category on Dussehra, Likely to Improve Next Week

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

As the winter air settles lower and lower every day, Delhi’s air quality left residents gasping on Sunday as it moved to ‘severe’ category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded above 400 at...

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BS-VI introduction a revolutionary step to reduce vehicular pollution: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 19, 2020


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Air emergency measures from Oct 15, diesel gensets banned in Delhi-NCR

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2020

Diesel generator sets will be banned October 15 onwards in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region towns with the implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to check...

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E-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart yet to respond on use of plastic: CPCB to NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

E-commerce giants against whom a petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal to stop them from allegedly using excessive plastic for packaging have either not submitted complete documents regarding the quantity of plastic consumption or have not responded to the...

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Chennai-based environmental group seeks more norms for disposal of COVID-19 medical waste in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental group, has requested the Tamil Nadu government that a few more recommendations, in addition to the regulations released by the Central Pollution Control Board for disposal of medical, and other waste used in treating COVID-19, be...

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Punjab pushes for extension of deadline for installation of FGDs at power plants

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has recommended to the central authorities to extend the deadline for the installation of fuel gas desulphurization(FGD) units at the thermal power plants in the state. The deadline for the same expired on December 31, but none of the...

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Pollution regulator threatens to shut 14 thermal plants over emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Taking a strict view of thermal power stations’ failure to meet emission standards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CBCB) has issued warnings to 14 plants across six states of the country. In a notice dated January 31, a day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

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Punjab: State-owned thermal power plants miss deadline for FGD norms

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Even as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had issued directives to the state-owned thermal power plants in the state to install the fuel gas desulphurization (FGD) units by December 31, to cut down on the sulphur emissions, both Ropar and Lehra Mohabatt power plants...

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Govt cancels auction under Phase 2 of pilot scheme to salvage stressed power units

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India's NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 billion orders Top Indian electricity generator NTPC has rejected the emissions-cutting technology of GE and other foreign firms for its coal-fired plants, documents show, shutting them out of an...

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