Follow emission norms or pay: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that it may take action against the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) as well as coal-based thermal power plants in case they don’t implement the emission standards set by them for these plants to control pollution.

A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim made the remarks on Monday while hearing a petition moved by Greenpeace India activist Sunil Dahiya in May last year. The bench also questioned the suggestions made on behalf of the ministry to form a committee to assess the implementation process.

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