Adani, NTPC sought extension of deadlines to curb coal plant emissions -documents

Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting equipment at some plants, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the country battles rampant pollution.

The requests mean the two biggest power producers in India are pressuring the government to delay emissions targets for a second time, citing costs and technical difficulties, even as the country chokes on some of the worst smog on the planet. Highlighted in correspondences over the past year reviewed by Reuters, the requests haven’t previously been made public.

They could set battle lines between the power industry and the environment ministry ahead of a key Supreme Court case on power plant emissions due in February. Read More

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