Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/01/2021.

The issue raised in the application related to compliance of Environmental Clearance (EC) conditions in running the 4000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Thermal Power Project at village Tunda, near Mundra, District Kutchh, Gujarat by M/s Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL).

Rejoinder by the Conservation Action Trust & Others to the reply of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and TSGENCO. The matter related to the Environmental Clearance dated June 29, 2017 granted by the MoEF&CC to M/s Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (project proponent) for the development of a 5x800 MW Super Critical coal based Yadadri Thermal Power Station at Veerlapalem village, Dameracheral mandal, Nalgonda district, Telangana.

Brief written submissions filed by U. Kalimuthan and others. A coal based thermal power plant by the name Uppoor Power Plant in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. A land of 1342.11 acres of land was acquired in and around 3 villages namely Uppoor, Valamavur and Thirupalaikudi in Thiruvadanai taluk, Ramanathapuram district. The Terms of Reference dated May 28, 2012 expired on May 27, 2015 and thereafter environmental clearance was granted dated May 18, 2016.

Response to the inspection report filed by the Joint Committee in the matter of Praveen Kumar Singh Vs Damodar Valley Corporation & Others. The matter relates to leak of furnace oil in the premises of the Chandrapura Thermal Power Station (CTPs), operated by the Damodar Valley Corporation, which the applicant says affected the Damodar river, its tributaries and adjoining areas. The report says that the Committee has incorrect information about the date of the incident, which happened on October 13, 2019 and not October 15, 2019.

Report of Jaypee Nigrie Super Thermal Power Plant (JNSTPP), Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. There is a 100% ash water recovery system (AWRS) in JNSTPP and electrostatic precipitators (ESP) are functional.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/11/2020. The matter related to management of fly ash generated by the thermal power plants (TPPs).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Action for Vigilance and Knowledge for Empowerment Vs Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited & Others dated 28/10/2020.

The independent report on Tamil Nadu Neyveli boiler blast in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order (in the matter of Original Application No. 108/2020).

Coal-based power is one of the most resourceintensive and polluting industries. On 07 December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change introduced stricter environmental standards for coal-based thermal power plants under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

For the first time in four years India’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions recorded a significant decline of approximately 6% in 2019 compared to 2018, the steepest dip in four years, reveals an annual analysis from Greenpeace India and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

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