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Can't control pollution by units of states, private sector: Power ministry

Can ensure that only plants owned by NTPC, Damodar Valley comply with norms, Centre tells SC

Power sector, power, electricity
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Nitin Sethi New Delhi
The Union power ministry has told the Supreme Court it is capable of ensuring that only the 57 thermal power plants owned by NTPC and Damodar Valley Corporation comply with the air pollution and water-consumption norms. That too, by 2021, after a partial dilution of the standards. 

It has asked for a partial dilution and substantial delay in imposing the air and water consumption norms on the country’s thermal power plants.  The regulations, already in force, required more than the 500 existing power plants, adding up to around 160 GW, meeting the standards by December 2017. But, none complied with them

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 6:00 AM IST

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