UltraTech to expand Awarpur plant

UltraTech to expand Awarpur plant

Aditya Birla Group has got Environment Ministry´s clearance to expand capacity at its Awarpur plant in Maharasthra, which would entail an investment of Rs 248 crore. The company has proposed to raise production of clinker, a raw material for cement manufacture, to 4.5 mtpa from the existing 3.30 mtpa, and increase cement output to 6 mtpa from 4.48 mtpa.

The company has been asked to comply with specific conditions like developing green belt over 33 per cent of the total project area, installing air monitoring devices to monitor air emission, continuous stack monitoring of facilities to monitor gaseous emissions, among others.

UltraTech Cement has informed the Ministry that the proposed expansion will be carried out within the existing plant area of 307.35 hectare. The additional power required for the proposed expansion will be 5.1 MW.

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