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SAIL's mining division steps up focus on environment

It conducted a workshop focused on environmental and forest issues, National Mineral Policy, different aspects of statutory clearances

BS Reporter  |  Bhubaneswar 

SAIL

Realising the need to balance development of with protection, the raw materials division of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) organised a one-day workshop in Kolkata last Saturday.

The workshop titled 'Coexistence of industry & forest — Challenges and way forward', primarily focused on environmental and forest issues, National Mineral Policy, different aspects of statutory clearances, a critical balance between and mining, wildlife management, land reclamation and other environmental aspects.

Apart from SAIL, like Coal India Ltd (CIL), National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco), Odisha Corporation (OMC), (DVC), and participated in the workshop.

Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests & special secretary, Union ministry of & forests & climate change said, unplanned and rapid deforestation is leading to a dreadful future and impacting the climatic change heavily.

Kalyan Maity, director (raw materials & logistics), stressed on the need to develop an ambience for resolving various issues relating to and forest clearances.

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 21:22 IST
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