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The Government of India has suggested that the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) introduce a penalty system for thermal power plants not complying with the current biomass co-firing guidelines.
In a recent review meeting for the policy, it was noted that the co-firing target of 5% has not been met so far. Plants that do not comply with the policies could face, amongst others, a reduction in coal supply.
All private and public thermal plants have also been advised to construct pellet plants on their sites in order to counter problems with biomass procurement. Currently, 39 thermal power plants are co-firing biomass, as further reported.