Submissions (Water & Coal)

This section contains Submissions made by Manthan to different Public Authorities under the Water and Coal theme.



Comments submitted to the MoEFCC on the draft Fly Ash Utilisation Notification 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change published the draft Notification on Fly Ash Utilisation on 22 April 2021. While the draft introduces several new provisions meant to improve the fly ash management framework, further scrutiny reveals overarching loopholes. Among other concerns, the social and environmental impacts of fly ash pollution are not adequately taken into consideration, and the draft in its present form stands to exacerbate ongoing fly ash issues in the country. Manthan Adhyayan Kendra has reviewed the proposed notification and prepared a detailed set of comments that highlight the lacunae and provide recommendations for the same.

Comments Sent on 18th June 2021

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Comments by Manthan on the proposed amendments(Dec 2017) by MoEFCC diluting the standards for water consumption by thermal power plants .

Comments sent on 12th Dec 2017.

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Letter from Concerned Citizens and Organisations for Ensuring Implementation of New Norms for Emission and Water Use of Thermal Power Plants.

Letter written to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, by a number of concerned citizens and organisations expressing apprehension about the possible dilution and deferment of the emission and water consumption norms for thermal power plants that the Ministry had notified in Dec 2015. The letter is to urge the Minister to ensure that the norms are not diluted, and the notified timelines are strictly adhered to. The letter also urges the Ministry to bring out an interim report on the status of compliance and progress report.

Letter, sent to the Ministry on 19 June 2017

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Comments on the Draft Notification related to Water Consumption and Emissions from Coal based Thermal Power Plants

Letter sent to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Indian Government. This letter includes comments on the Draft Notification on Amendment to Environment (Protection) Rules 1986 regarding Water Consumption and Emissions from Coal Thermal Power Plants.

Submission, sent on 11th June 2015.

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