Theme: Thermal power plants and health impacts

Urban Emissions estimates that emissions from the 111 thermal power plants (TPPs) devoted to the task are responsible for 80–115,000 premature deaths every year, along with 170,000 cases of chronic bronchitis and 20·9 million cases of asthma. Central India, where most of the major power plants which produce electricity from coal are located, is especially polluted. Coal produces more pollution than any other energy source. Unless stringent measures are taken to safeguard public health including implementation of TPP emissions standards without further delay, matters could become much worse. We are spreading the message of #NoExtensionsToPolluters both in major cities and in local communities asking the regulators not to extend deadlines for regulation compliance.

Latika’s Baby

Nina Subramani writes about her first visit to a thermal power plant and its surrounding areas. This film was made on that journey. These are pictures and a story from way back in 2002. However, I believe it’s still relevant and goes to show that we need to push far more and far harder to …

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