06 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the move to curb air pollution from thermal power plants; about NGT; CPCB
News: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has pulled up 14 thermal power plants for not complying with a December 31, 2019 deadline to limit sulphur dioxide emissions.
Where are these plants located?
Can CPCB punish them for violating the guidelines?
The CPCB has the power to impose steep fines or shut a unit under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
Steps taken to limit air pollution
Cost of installing technology to control toxic emissions
Source: The Hindu
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