The Delhi High Court has asked the Union government to notify the emission standards for 800 kilowatt (kw) diesel gensets within four weeks starting from December 10, 2001. Acting on a petition, the division bench directed the ministry of environment and forests to fix the emission standards as Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had already sent a draft notification in this regard to the ministry.
As per the CPCB draft notification, the emission limits for diesel gensets up to 800 kw are 9.2 for nitric oxide, 1.3 for hydrocarbons, 3.5 for carbon monoxide and 0.3 for particulate matter. For all diesel engines whose capacity is above 260 kw and up to 800 kw, the implementation date of the emission standards is January 1, 2004.
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