It is a known fact that air pollution causes asthma, reduced lung capacity, behavioral and cognitive problems, school absenteeism and altered immunity among children. Missed deadline of the implementation of the emission standards of coal power plants every year plays a huge role in it.
2020 marks three years since the initial deadline to bring toxic air emissions under control. Thermal Power Plants in India have sought several extensions and till date and are not adhering to the new standards. Now they are seeking another extension for at least 2 more years to implement the new standards.
Send the letter to the Chief Minister
To protect the health of our children there needs to be no extension of deadlines to TPPs for implementing the new norms. Stop power companies from polluting our children’s air and choking their future.Sample Letter
With every missed deadline of stricter norms implementation, Indian TPPs are causing an estimated:
new cases of childhood asthma
number of premature deaths among children annually
Delay in Implementation of Emissions Standards from Coal Plants is Hurting the Health of Our Children – Doctors and Citizen Groups
A latest video released by leading doctors and citizen groups from all over India, showcases that missed deadline of the implementation of the emission standards of coal power plants every year causes irreparable damage to the health of the children. According to the video, missed deadline each year causes an estimated 88,000 cases of childhood asthma, 140,000 cases of pre-term births and 3900 premature deaths among children.Know More
See the stories
Power plants and Industries Responsible For Two-Thirds of SO2 Emission Hotspots: Greenpeace
Coal to Dominate India Power Till 2030 Despite Renewables Boost
2 Dead, 5 Missing After Ash Leak From Reliance Power Plant In Madhya Pradesh
76 Major Coal Ash Accidents occurred in the last decade in India: Report
Environmental impact of the coal industry
Share your story for #ImplementTPPnormsNow
Want to share the impact of living near coal plants on your life? Have solutions to protect children from air pollution? Or just want to add your voice in demanding the implementation of these norms?