Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction by Steel PSU
The Minister of State for Steel (Independent Charge) Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that Ministry of Steel in association with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is carrying out a project on ‘Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in Steel Re-rolling Mill Sector in India’. The project seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing technical assistance to small and medium sized steel re-rolling mills in the country to enable them to adopt more energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies. The estimated cost of the project is 14.03 Million US Dollars.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, at the time of granting Environment Clearance (EC) for the ongoing modernization-cum-expansion projects at the public sector steel plants, Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India has stipulated certain specific and general conditions to incorporate emission reduction technologies in the plants. The conditions are being complied with by the steel companies. Further, the steel companies have envisaged many state-of-the art energy efficient technologies under their modernization plan for conservation of energy and energy efficiency improvement.