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Tuesday, 19-March-2019

Pollution Shutters

New Delhi| Taking into note the rising pollution rate in the national capital, Delhi government has announced to shut down the Badarpur Thermal Power Plant until further notice.

The decision was taken by the Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain in a meeting with the dehi Pollution Control Committee and the Environment Department. The decision came after the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) asked Delhi government to extend the closure of the thermal plant, which is a major source of air pollution in the capital city.

The government statement on the decision said, "On the basis of EPCA directions to Delhi government, directions have been issued by the DPCC to the Badarpur Thermal Power Plant for closure till further orders."

The government in November last year issued directions for closure of all the units till January 31 due to "severe" ambient air pollution levels in Delhi experienced during the October-November period, which were expected to continue further.

The high court has also recently slammed the officials for not taking actions on the ‘Depressing state of Anand Vihar’. It summoned the officials in court to explain why no action has been taken in the area.