BANGALORE: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has asked Graphite India Ltd (GIL) to close its industrial operations in Bangalore till the next orders, alleging non-compliance with the provisions of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The closure order has been complied with.
The Company being upset by the suspected non compliance and the consequent closure order is exploring all available legal options.
GIL is a leading manufacturer of graphite electrodes in the country. During the year 1967, the Company has set up its first unit at Durgapur in East India, in collaboration with Great Lakes Carbon Corporation of the USA. The company has plants to manufacture Calcined Petroleum Coke (30 KT), Impervious Graphite Equipment and Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes and Tanks. It has an installed capacity of 33 MW of power generation through hydel and multi-fuel routes.