Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Create an account

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Name *
Username *
Password *
Verify password *
Email *
Verify email *
Captcha *
Reload Captcha

With the improvement in Air quality, Badarpur plant to reopen from March 15 Featured

Written by  Feb 28, 2017

The Badarpur power plant is allowed to reopen from March 15 until next winter by The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), but with certain conditions.

The SC-mandate directed EPCA, the power department to submit a quarterly schedule with key milestones for completion of the 400KV Tughlaqabad sub-station. This is because secretary-power, Varsha Joshi, had submitted earlier that the Badarpur plant could not be closed until the Tughlaqabad station was up and running.

On Monday, Joshi informed EPCA that the tender deadline for the Tughlaqabad project is June 2018. Land for the project was taken over in July 2016. EPCA also asked the power secretary to ask NTPC to submit a plan for utilization of fly ash in the 800-acre fly-ash pond next to the Badarpur power plant. "But, ultimately, the Badarpur power plant should be closed down or converted to natural gas," said an EPCA member. Joshi assured EPCA that the thermal plant would be closed or converted to gas in a couple of years.

EPCA members recommended that DPCC conduct a "fugitive emissions" study in and around the Badarpur power plant and fly-ash dump to ascertain the pollution caused by it. DPCC officials submitted that they don't have the resources or capacity to carry out such studies. It has been  decided that DPCC will commission the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute to conduct PM10 (coarse pollution particles) monitoring fortnightly around fly-ash dump and 500 m downhill.

DPCC officials informed EPCA they would issue a public notice soon on burning of waste and leaves because they had started receiving complaints already. It was also decided that restriction on use of diesel generator sets would be lifted on Tuesday as air quality had improved.

  1. Popular
  2. Trending
  3. Comments

Calender

« July 2018 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Twitter Feed

Desh Videsh
https://t.co/CIMQ0gpojD - Official Trailer: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety | Luv Ranjan | Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha,… https://t.co/yG6zGQNqle
Desh Videsh
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn defends Chris Pratt after controversial tweet https://t.co/SiFIvSHKFy
Desh Videsh
The Steps to Spiritual Growth: Mind, Body, Soul https://t.co/zdiQTpRvt8
Desh Videsh
How to Create and Maintain a Balcony Garden in your Apartment https://t.co/kgauRgJgVP
Desh Videsh
Why we should get early in the morning... https://t.co/TpjwUMoTPy
Desh Videsh
5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Exercising for a Month https://t.co/rKAFrjAkEB
Desh Videsh
Power Yoga And its Benefits for a better physical and mental health https://t.co/Puydr8LT6L
Desh Videsh
Vinod Pandita PMC Guru Master Class https://t.co/YIxPjgwWy5
Desh Videsh
Takeaways from Business Leadership Master Class by Vinod K Pandita https://t.co/XgrHVDn9D4
Follow Desh Videsh on Twitter
Keyword position tool