Tata Metaliks DI Pipes has got environmental clearance for capacity expansion of its ductile iron pipe plant in West Bengal from 1,10,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 3,00,000 tpa, entailing an investment of ₹350 crore

Tata Metaliks DI Pipes, a Tata Steel group company, has a plant in Pashchim Medinipur district that manufactures ductile iron pressure pipes (DI pipes) used for water transmission. The company started commercial operation in May 2009, with an installed capacity of 1,10,000 tonnes per annum.

“The Environment Ministry has considered the application based on the recommendation of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) and granted environmental clearance to the expansion project of the Tata Metaliks DI Pipes,” a senior Environment Ministry official said. The clearance has been given subject to specific and general conditions, the official said.

Among specific conditions, the company has been asked to develop a green belt in 33 per cent of the plant area and earmark at least five per cent of the total cost of the project towards Enterprise Social Commitment.

The company will carry out expansion within the existing plant premises of 40 acres and the total project cost is estimated at ₹350 crore.