Health and environmental benefits of implementing the emission standards for coal-based TPPs

On the third anniversary of notification and one year since the deadline lapsed for implementing the emission standards for coal based power plants, Greenpeace analysis points out that approximately 76,000 premature deaths could have been averted if the coal power plants in India had implemented the emission standard norms notified by the MoEFCC in 2015 on time. Based on data accessed under Right To Information response given by the Central Pollution Control Board, Greenpeace India released an analysis-Health & Environmental benefits of implementing the emission standards for coal-based TPPs. The analysis highlights that India would have reduced 48% of SO2, 48% of NOx and 40% of PM emission respectively if the coal power plants had complied by the TPP emission standards.

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