Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has been released new draft rule called as Agro Residue Utilization by Thermal Power Plants Rules, 2023.
All thermal power plants located in the area under the jurisdiction of the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas, established under “The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act, 2021,” are to be subject to these regulations.
The proposed regulations aim to mandate the annual usage of a minimum 5-percent blend of pellets or briquettes derived from agricultural residue along with coal in all coal-based thermal power plants of electricity-generating companies.
Environmental Compensation must be assessed annually at the rate stated in the draught regulations by the CAQM in the National Capital Region and neighboring areas, or by any person designated by the CAQM.
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