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Govt notifies standards for gensets running on petrol, diesel

In a first, the Centre has notified standards for generator sets running on petrol, diesel and LPG, a move aimed at curbing air and noise pollution. The standards, notified by the Environment Ministry, would be revisited in five years, once the air and noise emission quality data and technological details are available.

“The Environment Ministry has notified new environment standards for gensets running on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Natural Gas (NG), Diesel with LPG, NG and petrol with LPG, NG operated in various cities and towns in the country,” an official statement said. 

The primary aim of the new standards for gensets is to control air and noise pollution emanating from the operation of gensets. These standards were recommended by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) after consultations with industries and other stakeholders,” the statement added.

In all, the three fuel modes of operation, a three-tier classification has been adopted and these standards will control the air and noise emission profile across different category of gensets, the ministry said.
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