Ministry of Mines is in the process of formulation of a National Non-Ferrous Metals (Aluminium and Copper) Scrap Recycling Policy. Accordingly, a draft of the said policy has been prepared and is being circulated for comments from stake holders and the public at large.

New research by the Transition Pathway Initiative finds that 29% of the largest publicly-listed industrial companies are set to align their emissions with the Paris Pledges by 2030, up from 24% in mid-2018.These companies are aligned with the emission reduction pledges made by national governments in the Paris Agreement.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashok Kumar Patjoshi Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding scientific disposal of Spent Pot Lining (SPL) which is produced by the smelting plants operated by the aluminum industries which contains high level of Cyanide and Fluoride which are carcinogenic and needs to be scientifically utilized/detoxified.

Materials are the building blocks of society, making up the buildings, infrastructure, equipment and goods that enable businesses and people to carry out their daily activities.

The industry has consistently displayed a cavalier approach to safety when it comes to disposing of waste

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/10/2018 regarding use of pet coke in industry. The Applications relate to: 

1. Use of Calcined Pet Coke (CPC) in Aluminium Industry

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/07/2018 regarding use of imported pet coke in the steel and aluminium industry. Additional Solicitor General of India informs the Court that studies will have to be conducted and BIS standards will have to be fixed in the case of aluminium industry.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Bhupesh Baghel Vs Anil Agarwal dated 17/07/2018 regarding non-forestry activities and enroachment by Balco in Bastar, Chhattisgarh.

The allegation in this contempt petition is that large areas have been used for non-forest purposes by M/s. Balco in spite of the order passed by this Court on 29.02.2008.

Aluminum is the second most used metal in the world after steel with an annual consumption of 88 Million Tonnes (including scrap). Aluminum Consumption in India at 2.5 kg per capita is much below the global average of 11kg per capita.

Move will allow both domestic and foreign players to sell the fuel in open market as a commodity, at market-determined prices

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