For Coal Based Thermal Power Plants Union Government notifies more strict standards [ Current Affairs ]
With the aim of minimizing pollution the Union Government has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country. According to this notices, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued notification and proposed theses standard to be implemented in a phased manner.
According to the recommendation of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) these new standards are based after consultations with different stakeholders.
Thermal power plants are categorized into 3 categories for implementation of revised standards
- Installed before 31st December, 2003
- Installed after 2003 and up to 31st December, 2016
- Installed after 31st December, 2016
At decreasing emission of Sulphur dioxide (7.3 Kg/MWh), PM10 (0.98 kg/MWh) and Oxide of nitrogen (4.8 kg/MWh) the s aimed new standard.
- It would try to help in carrying out an improvement in the Nation Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) index around and in thermal power plants.
- Proposed emission limit of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) will control by the technology working and it will also help in reducing mercury emission at about 70 - 90%.
- Water-intensive industry is a prevention of water as thermal power plant and it will limit the use of water in thermal power plant.
- It will lead to a reduction in energy requirement for drawl of water.
- For recently installed plants the standards have been made inflexible, compared to earlier ones and most inflexible standards will be for those plants to be set up in future.
- Published on: December 23, 2015