The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has extended deadlines for putting environment pollution control measures in place to be followed by the thermal power plants operating in Haryana.
Apart from Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant at Khedar in Hisar district, thermal power stations which have been served notices through Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) include the Panipat Thermal Power Plant Limited, Panipat; Deen Bandhu Thermal Power Station, Yamunanagar; and Aravali Thermal Power Company Jharli (NTPC) plant in Jhajjar district. CPCB has given the new deadline to ensure installation of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) and electrostatic precipitator (ESP). Now, the Yamunanagar power plant has been asked to ensure that installation of ESP and FGD by October and December next year. While December 2022 has been set as deadline to control nitrogen emission level. Panipat thermal power station has been asked to complete installation of ESP in Units 7 and 8 by February and December next year. For FGD, the thermal station has been given deadline up to December. For Jharli and Khedar too, deadlines have been extended till December 2021.