Power generation accounts for nearly 60% of industrial particulate matter, 45% of SO2, and 30% of NOx emissions in the country, apart from 80% of mercury as a pollutant in the environment. Despite deferment of timelines for compliance of the new norms to December 2022 for all thermal power stations and to December 2019 for the power stations located in NCR, the pace of implementation of emission control systems in the power stations is far from satisfactory. With two years to the deadline, just 97 GW of the coal-fired capacity is in compliance with particulate matter (PM) standards and a mere 16 GW of capacity is in compliance with SO2 norms; given FGD takes over two years to install, plants should have started work in 2019 itself to meet the 2022 deadline.
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