Jindal Steel gets conditional nod for Orissa project

Angul: The proposed project of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) got a breather as the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) accorded conditional clearance to the proposed steel plant here.

After receiving reply from JSPL on its show cause notice served in November last year, the MoEF gave its nod on six conditions that stated Implementation of gasification technology by using non-cooking coal, use of fly ash for making cements and bricks, spending two per cent of the profit for peripheral development, routine check up of air pollution, finding alternate source of water other than Derjang dam and to use power saving techniques in the projects.

The company officials informed that all conditions set by the MoEF will be met.

“The MoEF has laid certain conditions while giving the go-ahead and we will comply with those conditions”, said Jagat Parija, Vice President, Corporate communication, JSPL.

The company is setting up a 6 mtpa integrated steel plant at Angul along with a 1,000 MW of captive power generation facility.