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Three power plants to be shut to curb Delhi pollution

carbon-emissionsThe Delhi government Friday decided to shut down the Badarpur and Rajghat thermal power stations after they came under the scanner for emitting particulate matter (PM) above permissible limits. The decision comes in the backdrop of a National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive in August this year. The NGT had ordered both stations to bring PM levels “within permissible limits” after an inspection report highlighted their high content in the ambient air around the projects. According to the report, PM levels in the Badarpur coal based plant’s IIA unit exceeded the standard of 150 mg/Nm3 some days of the year.

While Rajghat powerhouse has already been non-operational for the past several months, the closure of Badarpur and Dadri power plants will reduce power availability by around 1,500-1,700MW. The state government has assured this will not affect the city as alternate arrangements are in place.

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Both Badarpur and Dadri plants are owned and operated by NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of.... “We will request NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of... to shut them down. Delhi is surplus in power and the reduction in availability will have no adverse effect. We have considered all options and made plans accordingly,” said power secretary, Sukesh Jain.

Officials from NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a "Government Company" within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of..., however, declined to comment and claimed to have received no official word from Delhi government on the shutdown of their plants. “Badarpur and Dadri plants are under the Union ministry of power, so any closure orders will have to come from the Centre,” said officials. ANI

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