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Government of India
Ministry of Steel
14-May-2012 14:25 IST
Pollution Control by PSU Plants
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that pollution control devices have been installed and operating in all the five integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

 

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, the total expenditure incurred by SAIL in installation of environment friendly devices in its integrated steel plants during 2008-09 to 2010-2011 is given below:

 

         [Rs. Crores]

Year

BSP

DSP

RSP

BSL

ISP

TOTAL

2008-09

5.53

0.40

10.27

9.39

6.35

32.34

2009-10

1.47

2.39

15.16

18.18

2.76

30.25

2010-11

10.37

10.52

7.20

27.59

4.27

59.95

 

Note: BSP: Bhilai Steel Plant, DSP: Durgapur Steel Plant, RSP: Rourkela Steel Plant, BSL: Bokaro Steel Plant, ISP: IISCO Steel Plant.

 

Shri Verma said, the air and water pollution parameters are within the prescribed norms and there are no specific reports of workers suffering from ailments due to non-observance of minimum environmental norms.

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