Delhi government moves SC seeking closure of 10 polluting TPP near city

The Delhi government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking closure of 10 coal-fired power plants in the vicinity of the city using outdated polluting technology.

The 10 thermal power plants in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been contributing significantly to air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The 10 power plants are – Dadri National Capital Thermal Power Project (NCTPP), Harduaganj Thermal Power Station (TPS), GH TPS (Lehra Mohabbat), Nabha TPP, Ropar TPS, Talwandi Sabo TPP, Yamunanagar TPS, Indira Gandhi STPP, Panipat TPS and Rajiv Gandhi TPS. As per the Delhi government, the compliance timelines of the TPP were earlier revised to December 2019 from 2018 and now the deadline has been further extended to 2022 by the environment ministry.