Revise thermal power plants guidelines: Green Tribunal to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to revise guidelines for setting up of thermal power projects by clearly demarcating the areas not conducive for projects.

The MoEF was asked to submit the revised guidelines, which should clearly indicate ‘Go’ as the area for a project and ‘No go’ as the place where a project cannot be undertaken, within three months.

The order came along with the tribunal’s decision that environment clearance to Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd for first phase of proposed 2,640 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district, shall remain suspended and the MoEF shall revisit the nod… Read more


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