Wednesday, 18 May, 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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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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