Punjab: State-owned thermal power plants miss deadline for FGD norms

Even as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had issued directives to the state-owned thermal power plants in the state to install the fuel gas desulphurization (FGD) units by December 31, to cut down on the sulphur emissions, both Ropar and Lehra Mohabatt power plants have missed out on the deadline.

The CPCB had in April 2018 and then again on June 25, last year, directed PSPCL to install FDGs by December and cooling tower system by June 2022. The deadline for the three supercritical thermal power plants set up by private players has been set to 2022.

After the June reminder, the PSPCL had initiated a process to float tender for installing ultra-expensive FGDs at Ropar and Lehra Mohabatt thermal plants. However Read More

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