Power ministry seeks  two year extension on deadline for emission norms

The power ministry has, reportedly, sought a two-year extension from the environment ministry for utilities to install emission controlequipment.

The power ministry, in a letter to the environment ministry, cited that higher costs, lack of funds, Covid 19-related delays and geopolitical tension with China, has effected the planning, tendering and implementationof flue-gas desulfurisation (FGD) systems.India initially had set a 2017 deadline for thermal power plants to install FGD. That was later changed to varying deadlines for different regions, ending in 2022, and further extended last year to a period ending 2025. .



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