Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding emission norms for power plants in India, 10/12/2018

  • 10/12/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/12/2018 regarding emission norms for power plants.

A meeting was conducted by ASG which was attended by representatives of the MoEF and the Ministry of Power, Sunita Narain and Ritwick Dutta and it was agreed that in terms of the affidavit filed by the Power Plants, they would comply with the notified emission norms as per the revised Schedule by 2022. With regard to any deterrence for non compliance of notified emission norms, the Ministry of Power and and MoEF are looking into the matter with special emphasis on relegating the non-compliant power plant to the bottom of the merit order dispatch. Further the Court directs the CPCB to place all reports from 2010 onwards (commissioned or ready) on the website of the CPCB so that they are available to the public which will then be aware of the adverse consequences of air pollution and other environmental pollution.