June 16, 2023
In this report, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) assesses the status of compliance of coal-fired thermal power plants with SOx emission norms on the basis of data reported by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) till April 2023.
Even though deadlines have been extended multiple times, only 5 per cent of the total coal-based power capacity has managed to comply with SOx emission norms; while 17 per cent is still at very initial stages of compliance. Majority of the capacity is likely to comply, but only because so much more time has been given to them.
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