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The biggest contributors to Delhi pollution are the thermal power plants

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Power Minister R K Singh and requested him to shut down all the 11 thermal power plants of the NCR.

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New Delhi: Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Power Minister R K Singh and requested him to shut down all the 11 thermal power plants of the NCR.

Addressing a Press Conference here Jain said the biggest contributors of Delhi pollution are the thermal power plants around Delhi. He also said that the Delhi government is the only state government which has shut down all the 3 thermal power plants inside the state.

The Power Minister also noted in his letter that the Delhi government has shown the path by shutting down the thermal power plants that can be done. Jain said that despite the Supreme Court order, the Central government intends to renew these power stations and allow them 2 more years. He said that shutting down the 11 power plants that are still functioning will definitely create a difference in the pollution situation of Delhi.
Jain said, “The biggest contributors of Delhi pollution are the thermal power plants around Delhi. In 2015, orders were passed to shut these thermal power stations within two years which was later revised to 2019 by the Central Government. In a bid to bring down the pollution of the National Capital the Delhi government shut down the IP power plant in 2009, the Rajghat power plant in 2015 and Badarpur power plant in 2018 due to increased environmental concerns. Delhi is the only state where there is no thermal power station.”

He said, “The Central government intends to renew these power stations and allow them 2 more years to function despite informing the Supreme Court in 2015 that by 2019 they will lower the pollution level. I have written to the Union Minister of Power and requested him to shut down the thermal power plants of the NCR. I have also written that the Delhi government has shown the path by shutting down the thermal power plants. Shutting down the 11 power plants that are still functioning will definitely create a difference. I have written to the Union Power Minister and I am sure he will take cognizance of the matter”.

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