Bhushan Steel Ltd has received the environment clearance for its Rs 3,000 crore project to set up a pellet unit with a production capacity of 7 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in Odisha. BSL operates a 5.6 MTPA integrated steel plant in Dhenkanal, Odisha. There is a scarcity of lump iron ore in the market and only iron ore fines are available, which need suitable beneficiation and pelletisation before they can be used as feed stock. Therefore, the company has proposed to set up a pellet unit in Dhenkanal.
“The Environment Ministry has considered the application based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-I) and decided to grant the Environmental Clearance to the project,” a senior government official said. The environment clearance has been given subject to strict compliance of specific and general conditions, the official added.