Cement plants in Andhra risk closure
India Cements factory at Yerraguntla alongwith four more cement factories in the Kadapa district may face action by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The board may close down the units for non-compliance of the Board directions and standards and causing severe air pollution in surrounding areas. The companies were reported to not have upgraded ESPs to control flue gas emissions and may not be meeting the Board´s emission standards, storing limestone in an open area on the premises causing dust emissions to road users, accumulation of solid waste, i.e. raw meal and clinker lumps all over the factory surroundings without proper recycling or landfill.