In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state the thermal power plants are among the most polluting and inefficient in the entire country. On Saturday, this was revealed in a study report.
Almost all the power plants are assessed by red flagged for non-compliance to pollution standards, poor performance and poor management practices.
By the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment for it 47 thermal power plants were assessed Green Ratings Project. Three thermal power plants in Telangana State and one in Andhra Pradesh were assessed. None of these plant managements cooperated for the study said CSE. They were assessed with publicly available data.
The plants were rated for 60 parameters like coal and water use, pollution and ash generation. National Thermal Power Corporation Rama-gundam plant 2600 MW was rated best with 25 percent and ranked 17th in the country.
In the country only three other NTPC plants fared worse. 21 per cent scored by APGenco NTTPS thermal power plant in Vijayawada. And no reason to worry by TS as Kothagudem ranked low. These plants were criticised heavily for regular non-compliance, poor performance and management practices.
Priyavrat Bhati, programme director, CSE, said “Twenty plants scored below 20 per cent, which is a reflection of their particularly poor environmental performance.