Draft Environment (Protection) first Amendment Rules, 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 18th February 2022 has notified the Draft Environment (Protection) first Amendment Rules, 2022 which shall come into force with effect from 1st July 2023. Through this amendment, the Ministry has notified the emission limit for new diesel engines, Engines based on dedicated alternate fuels, Portable Generator sets etc used for power generating set applications up to 800Kw gross mechanical power. Emission limits are applicable to both constant speed and variable speed gensets and genset engines used primarily to operate an electrical generator or alternator to produce and supply electric power for other applications in lieu of supply of power from electric grid.