India:Public hearing held for proposed 1Mt/yr cement plant in Assam


Updated Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:54:41 GMT

The Pollution Control Board of Assam has held a public hearing on a proposed 1Mt/yr cement plant at Jorabat, Mauza Sonapur in the state of Assam. Locals and Pollution Control Board officials were present during the hearing, where all the stakeholders put forward their opinions on the project. Most local people supported the project, provided that employment was prioritised to nearby villages and within the state, according to the Assam Tribune. Locals also emphasised the importance of the pollution control system of the plant.

KR Associates is planning to build the 500t/day clinker producing plant. It will have a cement grinding production capacity of 500t/day. A 26,850m2 plot of land has been acquired for the plant. The project will use 3600kW of power sourced from the Assam State Electricity Board. Once completed the plant is expected to employ 110 workers. Proposed air pollution control measures for the plant include bag filters and an electrostatic precipitator for the cooler exhaust stack.