SPCB allows RSP to resume operation

Bhubaneswar: Four days after shutdown of two units at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), Odisha`s State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has granted permission to operate them following anti-pollution measures and submission of a time-bound action plan.

RSP sources said that based on a comprehensive time-bound action plan presented by it before the board last week and the action already taken for pollution control at two units, they have been granted permission to operate them. In compliance with the directive of SPCB, they had shut down these two units on January 16.

In a statement, the company affirmed its commitment towards fulfilling the action plans on emission control in a time-bound manner. While closing down the two units, RSP undertook various steps to modify its pollution control measures. A delegation of RSP led by its CEO G S Prasad had assured the SPCB that concrete steps were being taken to rectify certain lacunae by putting in place the action plan.