Environmental Clearance Granted for Kadapa Steel Plant of APHGS
In a major boost to setting up of the Kadapa Steel plant, Central Government has given environmental clearances within four months of the Andhra Pradesh government’s application. The state government had submitted the proposal on December 20, 2020 to grant environmental clearances for Kadapa Steel Plant and sent amendments on January 29, 2021. Andhra government had attached a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment to these proposals. According to an official statement issued by the state government, the EAC meetings on the proposals were held in December and February, and favourably disposed towards the government proposals and action plans. The board conducted a comprehensive review of the proposals and finally approved them.
Andhra Pradesh government had submitted proposals to set up AP High Grade Steels Ltd plant at Sunnapurallapalle and Peddananduluru villages in Kadapa district, with a capacity to produce three million tonnes per annum, including 84.7 MW of electricity generation in the first phase. It is taking up the project through a joint venture by engaging a private developer. The State Cabinet had recently approved Liberty Steel India as the joint venture developer of the steel plant.