Ministry of Environment and Forests has given green signal to the Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's integrated steel plant in Orissa on certain environment friendly directives. In addition to this the ministry has also asked the Jindals to contribute 2 per cent of their net profit for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Environment ministry initially had reservations on Jindal group going ahead with the plan of setting up a power steel plant as it may pose hazards to environment. But after satisfactory explanations given by the company in response to the notice issued in November 2010, the ministry gave a nod to the proposal.
To keep a check on the adherence of the norms set by the ministry, the company needs to monitor the emissions by the plant and also display the data on its website. Information about any changes in the conduct is made mandatory for the company.
Installation of the coal gasification technology using non-coking coal for the coke oven plant and adoption of the dry quenching of coke to conserve water and mitigate pollution is also one of the conditions set by the ministry
As per the conditions laid down by the Ministry, the fly ash generated from various activities is to be used in cement and brick manufacturing as well as in back filling of mined out area.