Inspection report on M/S Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Lanjigarh, Dist: Kalahandi

The industry has not taken adequate steps on the problems identified by the Board Officials during their visit to the industry from 2nd to 4th, Nov., 2007. It has also not complied to the points specified in Show Cause Notice and Directions issued by the Board. Some more problems like seepage/leakage from Dirty Water Pond, adjacent to Vanshadhara River have been identified. This requires immediate attention. There is also public agitation on pollution of river Vansadhara. ESP in boiler No.3 is inadequate. The emission is expected to be more when it will be fired with thermal grade coal. Red mud pond has not been constructed as per the design specification and there is clear indication of ground water contamination in the area.