With each passing day, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seems to have become more pro-active as evident from the numerous directives on issues concerning ecological balance and environmental protection. Scores of industries have been pulled up for discharging untreated pollutants and also for emission of toxic substances. Thus numerous preventive measures have been initiated in bringing down the rate of pollution in air, water and other sources.
On this score, providers of systems in material handling for mines in India have a crucial role to play. Apart from the dust and other allied pollutants, properly designed and commissioned material handling systems will also help in loss prevention. They will also enable proper management of logistics of facilities at the pre-mining stage as well as the mined ore or excavated matter.
There are companies like Energo India with its headquarters in Delhi NCR which offer turnkey services in material handling systems for various projects in mining like coal washeries, ore/mineral beneficiation plants and dispersal yards at ports, railway stations and power generation stations, mega construction project sites, cement, fertiliser and steel factories among others. The system includes -
- High-speed conveyors
- Material storing facilities
- Rapid and regulated loading onto trucks and wagons for onward transportation
- Modes to arrest and collect Fly Ash at thermal power plants
In the context of environmental protection, it is interesting to note that this company is also engaged in solar power plant development in India. It designs, develops and executes clean and green power generation stations, better known as solar parks.
On its part, the Government of India has set up the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and it launched an ambitious project named the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). Earlier this month, it invited expression of interest (EOI) from private entrepreneurs for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of 2,000 MW of large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.