New deadline for thermal plants: SC asks if health of people ‘irrelevant’; slams Centre, Power Ministry

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The Supreme Court today slammed the Centre and the Ministry of Power for extending till 2022 the deadline for thermal power plants across the country to adhere to emission norms and asked whether the health of people was irrelevant to the government. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta termed the situation hopeless and said authorities have …