15 January 2018 | News
The Centre’s green panel has given the go-ahead to Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd (JLSL) for setting up a technical grade pesticide manufacturing unit in Gujarat, which would entail an investment of Rs 250 crore
Jubilant Life Sciences has received a green nod for setting up a greenfield pesticide manufacturing unit at Bharuch, Gujarat at a cost of around Rs 250 crore, as per the official document.
The proposal is to set up a technical grade pesticide and pesticide-specific intermediate manufacturing facilities having a total production capacity of 32,350 tonnes per annum at a SEZ in Bharuch, Gujarat.
In the letter issued to Jubilant Life Sciences, the Union environment ministry has said it has given the environment clearance to the company's greenfield project with some conditions after taking into account experts' views.
Among conditions specified, the company has been asked to ensure that total pesticides production for domestic sales should include manufacturing of 10 per cent bio-pesticides and that to be achieved in five years from the date of commissioning of the project.
The estimated cost is Rs 250 crore for setting up this Greenfield pesticide manufacturing unit in Bharuch.
The company has been asked to get 'consent to establish/operate' from the state pollution control board and conform to standards the effluent discharge to deep sea.
According to the proposal, the proposed greenbelt pesticide manufacturing unit will be set up on 16,000 square meter of area in the the Bharuch Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
The company has total 20 hectares of area within the Bharuch SEZ, which is operated by Jubilant Infrastructure Ltd (JIL).