Not using imported needle petcoke at Bengaluru’s plant, GIL informs SC


Not using imported needle petcoke at Bengaluru’s plant, GIL informs SC

Graphite India Ltd (GIL) informed the Supreme Court on Friday that it was not using imported needle petroleum coke (petcoke) at its Bengaluru plant, which is facing complaints about pollution and emission of black dust.

GIL told a Bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that it was using domestic petcoke at the plant, and that, too, for packaging and not as fuel.

The top court had on October 9 taken note of a report filed by the court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) which had said that GIL’s plant in Whitefield, Bengaluru, had utilised domestic petcoke which was causing huge amount of pollution and black dust in the area. Read More

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