AM/NS India has received environmental clearance to expand its existing crude steel capacity of 9 million tonne per annum to 15 million tonne per annum for its flagship plant in Hazira near Surat. AM/NS India said “This increased steel manufacturing capacity represents a significant boost for the government’s National Steel Policy, which envisages doubling domestic capacity to 300 MTPA by 2030.”AM/NS India CEO Mr Dilip Oommen said “Upcoming expansion would give a fillip to AM/NS INDIA’S next phase of growth. It would also help us to meet the growing domestic market demand, while also equipping us to produce high-grade value-added steel.”The environmental clearance for the company was approved by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. The nod came from the ministry only after a detailed environmental impact assessment. Its report was submitted to the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, which conducted a public consultation in July in Hazira under the chairmanship of the Surat District Collector and Magistrate, whose findings were submitted to the Union Ministry for final approval.