Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has been selected for the “Grow Care India Gold Award–2020 for Environment Protection”, which will be presented in the 4th Annual “Grow Care India Excellence Awards 2020” to be held in Chandigarh in December.
The prestigious award was instituted by a group of highly acclaimed group of professionals in the field of environment, safety and occupational health in 2016.
RSP is the first Indian steel plant to adopt the energy efficient and environment friendly LD technology of steel making in early 1960’s even though the LD technology was at the developmental stage at that time.
During the last six decades, RSP modernised and expanded its facilities and the production capacity has increased to 4.5 MTPA Hot Metal. While taking up the modernisation and expansion activities, RSP acquired the latest environmental friendly steel making technologies available in the world.
For ensuring compliance and protection of Environment, RSP established a full-fledged Environmental Engineering Department along with an Environment Laboratory and adopted a full-fledged monitoring and control mechanism for assessing the air quality and water quality.
RSP also installed online monitoring systems for continuous monitoring of different air pollutants and water pollution. These monitoring stations are uplinked with the servers of State Pollution Control Board, Govt. of Odisha and Central Pollution Control Board, Govt. of India. The monitoring results are regularly analysed and preventive actions are taken to minimize environmental pollution.
In addition to the above, the RSP has created a massive carbon sink of 2168.28 hectare out of total RSP area of 6527.48 hectare, by planting more than 50 lakh trees.