ROURKELA, JANUARY 25, 2021
State-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has bagged Grow Care India “Gold Award”–2020 for demonstrating high level of commitment and contributions made towards making positive impact on environment.
In a function organised on January 23, RSP CEO Dipak Chattaraj handed over the Trophy and the Certificate to CGM (Utilities) Atish Chadra Sarkar in preswence of Raj Vir Singh, ED(P&A), Pankaj Kumar, ED(Projects), C R Mohapatra, CGM Incharge (MM & Marketing), Praveen Nigam, CGM(F&A), Dr. B K Hota, CMO (Medical), Chief General Managers, HODs and other senior officers of the Plant.
Notably, RSP progressively adopts state of the art energy efficient steel making technologies for environment protection. RSP is the first Indian Steel Plant to adopt LD technology of steel making in early 60s’ which is energy efficient and environment friendly and even though the LD technology was at the developmental stage at that time. During the last 60 years, 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.
RSP has 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 for ensuring compliance and protection of Environment. 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 analyzed and preventive actions are taken to minimize environmental pollution.
This apart, RSP has also implemented various green projects for Environment Protection namely, installation and commissioning of 1 MW Solar Power Plant inside Plant, Installation and commissioning of 40 KLD Solar Water Heating Systems in Ispat General Hospital, LED lighting system in place of traditional lighting system in Township and inside steel plant, utilisation of waste plastics collected through municipal solid wastes and their gainful utilization in road making. RSP has also created a massive carbon sink of 2168.28 Hectares out of total RSP area of 6527.48 hectares, by planting more than 50 lakh trees.