Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicThermal plants

Topic: thermal plants

New rules on fly ash disposal a ‘positive step’, but experts say health, ecology risks remain

Fly ash is the residue of coal combustion, which, if disposed of improperly, is hazardous. New govt rules include a system of environmental compensation based on polluter-pays principle.

India’s coal stockpile dangerously low as inventories dry up, lowest since November 2017

The short supply may force plants to buy expensive imported coal or pay hefty premiums at domestic auctions, and raise costs across an economy already battling high fuel prices.

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

Power crisis, urea shortage, piled-up grain stock — how goods train suspension has hit Punjab

With goods trains not plying in Punjab since 2 Oct, both govt & private thermal plants are facing acute coal shortage. Urea for farms is also not reaching state, leading to shortage.

Modi govt is considering shutting down old, polluting thermal power plants

Efforts to close old coal plants have gathered pace amid rising outcry against air pollution and deepening concerns over climate change.

Boiler explodes at NLC India thermal plant in Tamil Nadu, 8 sustain burn injuries

Following the accident, power generation was halted and the injured were rushed to a private hospital in Tiruchirappalli after first aid.

Coal-based power plants a major cause of air pollution in Delhi: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union petroleum minister says Delhi could breathe easy only when it migrates all industrial units and vehicles to clean fuel.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.