UPPCB report on Lalitpur TPS, 11/05/2020
Compliance report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) in the matter for Action for Vigilance and Knowledge for Empowerment Vs Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd. & Others.
The report was in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order of February 17, 2020 for the failure of Lalitpur Power Generation Company to deposit the Environmental Compensation imposed against the unit by the UPPCB.
The report mentioned that the unit was lying closed from March 20, 2020 to April 14, 2020 and thereafter only 1 unit out of 3 units of 660 MW are in operation. Presently the industry is lying closed since May 3, 2020 due to to collapse of 220 KV Lalitpur TPS-Jhansi line. The repairing and maintenance work would be completed by May 22, 2020 and only then production would be started.
“In present situation, when the plant is not operational, it is not possible to verify the pollution, efficiency etc of the plant,” the UPPCB report added. Therefore, the inspection would be conducted after May 22 to verify the same and report submitted to the NGT. Note: The UPPCB report was filed on May 11 and made online on May 13, 2020.