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IIF Meeting with Chairman, CPCB
Date: 22/09/2016

A meeting with Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board, Shri S. P. Singh Parihar was held with The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) in Delhi on 19th Sept., 2016. IIF was represented by Ms. Sheela Bhide, Adviser, IIF & Mr. A. K. Anand, Director, IIF. Detailed discussions were held to review the Notification of March 7, 2016 issued by CPCB regarding categorization of Foundry industry from RED to Orange. IIF had requested following amendments for clarifications of all concerned. In the foundry category, Induction Furnaces may be added without any cap on capacity under ORANGE category. Also steel & steel products may be amended to read as “Iron, Steel & their Products”. These amendments were sought by IIF so that there is more clarity with all stakeholders including the Pollution control Boards. Chairman, CPCB appreciated the points raised by IIF & assured that CPCB will certainly look into this & after due consideration will take necessary action for amendments. IIF also discussed in details the proposal for study of waste sand for road construction & apprised Chairman, CPCB of the discussions held earlier by IIF with Director, Central Road Research of India (CRRI) & the proposal of CRRI for undertaking detailed study on samples drawn from various foundries before recommending guidelines for use of waste sand for road construction keeping in view the safety. Subsequently, formal proposal has also been submitted for the consideration & further perusal by CPCB as proposed by IIF. IIF was assured by Chairman that CPCB will review the proposal of IIF as it will help productive use of waste sand & also mitigate disposal problem.

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