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 The business of paper manufacturing has been an environmentalist’s nightmare. CSE had rated this industry's performance twice (in 1999 and 2004) and found them wanting on many counts. We continue to track India’s large scale pulp and paper industry. Our 2014 report, published in the form of a fact sheet, concludes the industry has made creditable improvements on several fronts, but it still has a long way to go.

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Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are already visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread.

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Health and safety is the achilles' heel of the Indian steel sector. The fatality rate of this sector is one of the hieghest in the world.

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Steel industry is complex and highly pollution intensive. Way ahead, the sector is growing rapidly, so at every stage of steel making, better efficiency and pollution control is inevitable.

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Closer scrutiny by NGO Centre for Science and Environment, however, shows the process is not quite as CO2 emission-free as claimed

Early in May, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the discovery of a new method of producing steel that is free of CO2 emissions. The process, known as molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), was initially employed to generate oxygen. The product generated was oxygen and, astonishingly, steel.

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Fast-expanding steel industry yet to find an effective way to reuse its waste product, slag

The road to Tarkera village in Rourkela offers an unusual sight: grey hillocks amid lush green hills. The strange addition to the landscape is slag, a waste product of the steel industry, which has piled up over decades.

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Based on the findings of the environmental, health, safety, local community relations and sustainability issues of major Indian steel plants as studied by CSE's Green Rating Project, Members of Parliament in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha raised questions on the poor performance of sector to the Union Ministers of Environment and Steel respectively.

Date: 10 December 2012

Read full document: Parliament discusses CSE's Steel sector Green Rating Project  

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Date: 5 November 2012

State-owned steel giant’s profits are found increasingly because of raw material (iron ore) subsidies and not due to real economic value addition. This only leads to wastage and poor operational management during steel making, thereby causing higher pollution

Read full document: The other side of SAIL's profits.pdf

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CLSA U Research - Long way to green

Date: 30 October 2012

Faced with limited resources and competition, few Indian mining/metals companies have improved their green footprint. Regular violations of environmental laws and poor safety track records suggest that steelmakers have a long way to go to achieve best-in-class benchmarks.

Stiff regulations, strict enforcement, resource constraints and competitive threats should drive better behaviour. CSE's GRP team explains how increased investor scrutiny can help the green production cause

Read the full document: Long way to green

Rating of the coal based thermal power sector

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A clean environment makes perfect business sense

The Green Rating Project (GRP) assesses, and makes public, the environmental performance of companies within a sector in India. It aims to reduce the impact of industrial activity on the environment.

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Green Leaves Award

The award is given by CSE in recognition of the rating achieved by industries on the basis of their environmental performance in various sectors covered under Green Rating Project. 

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Work Overview

The Green Rating Project (GRP) is an effort to rate industrial units within a specific sector on the basis of their environment friendliness. The project aims at encouraging companies to adopt better environment management policies. Environment risk liability is an issue that is gaining increasing attention in Indian company’s boardroom.

Down To Earth

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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State mining departments turn tech-savvy to track mineral ores

 Odisha takes lead, sets up robust system to monitor minerals produced and transported

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Supreme Court lifts ban on 63 more mines in Bellary

 Sets condition of compensatory payment to resume operations
The Supreme Court allowed operations in 63 out of 72 category B mines in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka, subject to conditions.

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Irongate opened

 
Shah Commission report shows how authorities, mine owners stripped Goa of iron

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Green buildings, which are coming up in the state, will be more costly for customers, courtesy the hike in freight rates by the Indian Railways. Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings,

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BEST AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES for Indian Iron and Steel Sector

This document briefly lists the best available techniques (BAT) for design, technology and operational performance of the Indian Iron and Steel sector. For each technique under different iron and steel manufacturing processes, the Indian best practice and the global best practice has been presented. The Indian best practice figures represent the values observed from the Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project (GRP) study of the sector in India for the year 2009-10.

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Into The Furnace

This latest book is on the environment status of the Indian Steel Sector.

Based on CSE's recent environmental rating done of major iron and steel plants of India, we have rated 21 top Indian steel companies in this book, from the Private as well as the Public Sector.

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Mileage: Environmental Rating of Indian Automobile Sector

In-depth Life Cycle Analysis of the environmental performance of major players in the Indian automobile sector. Also analyses technological issues, comparative analysis of best practices with global players and recommends future outlook.

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