Gurugram, Oct. 23 -- At least 14 residential societies that are reliant on diesel generator (DG) sets for electricity are likely to get exemptions till November 30 from the ban imposed by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (Epca).

Senior state officials privy to the matter, however, said the chief minister will take a call on the deadline on Friday. Based on the meeting, final reports will be submitted to Epca. DG sets are banned under the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap) implemented from October 15 to tackle air pollution levels during winter.

Earlier this week, Epca chairman Bhure Lal directed the Haryana power department to submit a comprehensive affidavit on power supply to societies still reliant on diesel...