CSE's green rating findings initiates dialogue on pollution from thermal power plants in the parliament

May 12, 2015

On March 12, 2015, Shri Ritabrata Banerjee, MP Rajya Sabha asked the environment minister if the thermal power sector is the “worst polluting one” and what measures have been taken by the government to curb the pollution caused by them. 

In reply to the question, the minister of state (I/c) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar  said that “the Central Pollution Control Board is revisiting its environmental standards (emission and effluent) for thermal power plants, on priority and the new standards will be far stringent and would help in drastically recovering emission and effluent pollution level from Thermal Power Plant.” 

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