Energy and Environment

In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply position in the country, a phased implementation plan (to be implemented by 2022) for installation of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) for control of SOx, in plants for a capacity of 1,61,402 MW (414 Units) and upgradation of Electrostatic Precipitator for control of Particulate Matter (PM), in plants for a capacity of 64,525 MW (222 Units) was prepared by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in consultation with the stakeholders and this plan was submitted to MoEF&CC on 13 October, 2017.

The Ministry of Coal has decided to establish a Sustainable Development Cell in order to promote environmentally sustainable coal mining in the country and address environmental concerns during the decommissioning or closure of mines.

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC) has notified new stricter environmental norms on 7 December, 2015 for Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) for Particulate Matter (PM), SOx, NOx, Mercury (Hg) and water consumption. These norms were to be complied by 7 December, 2017 for TPPs installed before 31.12.2003 and TPPs units installed after 01.01.2003 up to 31.12.2016.