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NCR's thermal units to miss deadline for curbing pollution this winter: RTI

Over 33 power stations in the NCR were given two years' extension from the original deadline of 2017 to install emissions-control technology, but most are yet to award tenders, reveals RTI

Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava  |  New Delhi 

Every winter, residents of North India are forced to live and work in toxic air conditions, with pollution levels rising up to 20 times the safe limits.

Among the government measures that could have brought some respite from such a situation this year, was a plan to contain emissions of toxic pollutants from the thermal power stations in the National Capital Region (NCR) within legally safe limits by December 2019. The power stations, however, are likely to continue to pollute beyond legal limits for several months beyond the December deadline, information accessed through a Right to ...

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First Published: Wed, October 16 2019. 16:39 IST
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