Delhi Energy Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Union Energy Minister RK Singh and requested him to close down all of the 11 thermal energy crops of the NCR. Addressing a Press Convention on the Delhi Secretariat, Jain mentioned that the most important contributors of Delhi air pollution are the thermal energy crops round Delhi.
He additionally mentioned that the Delhi authorities is the one state authorities which has shut down all the three thermal energy crops contained in the state. Delhi Energy Minister additionally famous in his letter that the Delhi authorities has proven the trail by shutting down the thermal energy crops that may be executed. Satyendra Jain mentioned that regardless of the Supreme Courtroom order, the Central authorities intends to resume these energy stations and permit them 2 extra years. He mentioned that shutting down the 11 energy crops which can be nonetheless functioning will certainly create a distinction within the air pollution state of affairs of Delhi.
Satyendra Jain mentioned, “The largest contributors of Delhi air pollution are the thermal energy crops round Delhi. In 2015, orders have been handed to close these thermal energy stations inside two years which was later revised to 2019 by the Central Authorities. In a bid to convey down the air pollution of the Nationwide Capital the Delhi authorities shut down the IP energy plant in 2009, the Rajghat energy plant in 2015 and Badarpur energy plant in 2018 on account of elevated environmental considerations. Delhi is the one state the place there isn’t a thermal energy station.”
He added, “The Central authorities intends to resume these energy stations and permit them 2 extra years to operate regardless of informing the Supreme Courtroom in 2015 that by 2019 they are going to decrease the air pollution stage. I’ve written to the Union Minister of Energy and requested him to close down the thermal energy crops of the NCR. I’ve additionally written that the Delhi authorities has proven the trail by shutting down the thermal energy crops. Shutting down the 11 energy crops which can be nonetheless functioning will certainly create a distinction. I’ve written to the Union Energy Minister and I’m certain he’ll take cognizance of the matter”.
Responding to the questions of the journalists he mentioned, “Dadri energy station which causes immense air pollution within the metropolis regardless of crossing its threshold of finishing 25 years is being deliberate to be renewed by the Central authorities. Stubble burning and energy crops are the most important contributors to the dangerous high quality of air in Delhi. On the difficulty of air high quality, the minister mentioned each step counts.”
Shri Jain mentioned, “Delhi has various sources to generate energy and there’s no lack of it even throughout the peak hours, so these thermal crops will be closed because it won’t result in discount of energy provide.”
On the difficulty of non-payment of salaries to the workers at Hindu Rao hospital, he reiterated that North MCD ought to hand over hospitals to Delhi Authorities. Satyendra Jain mentioned, “MCD had earlier tried transferring the hospitals to the middle however they didn’t take them. We give funds to the MCD, however we’re unaware of the expenditure since they don’t get an audit executed. A proper written proposal has been despatched to the middle to switch these hospitals to the Delhi Authorities.”