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12 TPPs in NCR told to meet emission limits by Dec 31, 2019: Sharma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Around 12 thermal power plants in the (NCR) have been directed to meet emission limits latest by December 31, 2019, the Raya Sabha was told today.

of State for in a written reply in the House said these plants have been given direction under Section 5 of the (Protection) Act, 1986.

"There are 12 thermal power plants located in the and its surrounding area, within a radius of 300 km of

"These plants have been given direction under Section 5 of the EPA Act, 1986, to meet emission limits latest by December 31, 2019, except the which is allowed to operate till October 15, 2018," he said.

Sharma pointed out that in order to meet new emission limits of (PM), SO2 and NOx, all the thermal power plants need to install high efficiency Electrostatic Precipitators to control PM, to control SO2 emissions and low NOX burners followed by combustion modification or selective catalytic reduction system to control NOx emission.

"Besides, the pollution levels will be brought down significantly by implementing the revised emission norms thereby improving the health of the people," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 17:30 IST
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