Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarav Shikshit Evam Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/04/2017 regarding air and water pollution and consequent health hazards in and around the premises of Associate Cement Company Ltd. located near Barmana, District Bilaspur, State of Himachal Pradesh.

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Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office, Union and Environment, January Makamba, ordered immediate closure of the factory, saying: “This factory should from effective today halt operations

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bihar Cement Plant Vs. Bihar State Pollution Control Board & Ors. dated 15/03/2017 regarding pollution caused by Bihar Cement Plant. A Joint Inspection Report filed by the Committee recommended that the unit could be permitted to operate, as required anti-pollution devices have been installed and measures have been taken.

China’s cement and steel industry accounts for approximately half of the world’s total cement and steel production. These two industries are two of the most energy-intensive and highest carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting industries and two of the key industrial contributors to air pollution in China.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Kolkata Bench, on Monday directed Alstom Industries and the State Government to maintain status quo in regard to operation of the cement factory that was establis

VELLORE: A fire broke out at the processing unit of a company in Phase III of SIPCOT in Ranipet in the early hours of Monday.

The draft guidelines for pre-processing and co-processing of hazardous and other wastes in cement plants as per Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016 has been prepared by CPCB.

The government has invited cement industries near power stations to utilise the 1.8 crore ton ash produced annually. The move will save the exchequer Rs 2,000 crore.

The company, which becomes first cement firm to commit to 100% renewable electricity, is the third Indian business to join the RE100 initiative in after Infosys and Tata Motors

Despite the government’s orders to brick kilns, cement factories and stone crushers to adhere to pollution norms, many have ignored the stipulations, inviting the government’s ire.

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