Keora (Sonnertia appetula) is the main species in the coastal region of Bangladesh. At present this species has no industrial or other application. In this paper, keora has been characterized and evaluated as a pulping raw material.

Jute mainly grows in eastern India. It has been used as packaging material for different commodities and also to some extent for carpet backing, hessian, decorative fabrics etc. Due to stiff competition from synthetic fibre, it is necessary to find some new uses of jute fibre and its by product.

Date-palm leaf (sustainable agri-residue) is an excellent raw material for making pulp and paper of various grades due to the presence of high alpha cellulose (50-55%), hemi cellulose (26-30%) and ultimate fibre-length (1.25 to 2.50 mm).

To meet the present day market demand in quality product, there was a high stress on pulp mills to develop highest quality of pulp with low operating cost in production to maintain profitability apart from meeting the norms stipulated by CREP, Central and State Pollution Control boards. Keeping this in view, improved washing and bleaching methodologies were followed.

Most of the Indian pulp and paper industry bleaches the pulp by conventional bleaching sequence (CEHH). The final discharge of the mill contributes to high COD load and AOX which is highly toxic in nature.

Color and odour from integrated pulp and paper mill has been a matter of concern, on aesthetic sense, which has also been addressed in the CREP guidelines for the pulp and paper industry.

BGPPL Unit: Kamalapuram is one of the best unit in South India for manufacturings Dissolving Grade pulp with annual capacity of 98000 TPA, supplying to textile industries. This unit is located in Kamalapuram of Warangal in Andhra Pradesh. This unit has latest state of the art of equipments and entire plant is controlled through DCS (Distributed Control System).

Pulp and paper industry is facing a major problem on account of increasing scarcity of water and stringent discharge norms introduced by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the form of CREP (Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection).

Many environmental problems arise from the deliberate or inadvertent abuse, misuse and over use of natural resources by human beings. In the past, changes were always slow, but this is no longer true. Industrial activities have drastically increased the pace at which changes in the environment are taking place.

The Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection (CREP) guidelines impose several new requirements on pulp and paper mills in India to adopt more environmentally friendly practices, including a reduction in AOX emissions that will require a shift away from chlorine based pulp bleaching.