The series of publication entitled under “Comprehensive Industry Document Series”(COINDS) is designed to cover the status of each specific type of industry in the countryin detail, covering all environmental issues. These documents facilitate the concernedunits in the sector to improve environmental performance and compliance with theNational Environmental Standards.The Comprehensive Industry Document on Iron Ore Mining Industry is one in the seriesthat the Central Pollution Control Board has taken up for publication. The main objectiveof this document, apart from giving an overall view of iron ore mining industry, is todevelop the National Environmental Standards, to provide cleaner technologies and tospecify Guidelines / Code of Practice for Pollution Prevention & Control. The report hasbeen finalized after a series of discussions with the industry representatives, industryassociations, State Pollution Control Boards and other statutory bodies associated withthe mining industry.This study was taken up by the Central Pollution Control Board through the SteelAuthority of India Limited (SAIL), Environment Management Division (EMD), Kolkata.The help and assistance extended by the State Pollution Control Boards, Indian Bureau of Mines, Iron ore mining Industries, iron ore mining Industry Associations etc. during thestudy is gratefully acknowledged.I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the work done by the SAIL, EMD’steam headed by Dr. R. K. Agrawal, Executive Director, EMD and comprising Er. T. K.Bhowmick, Assistant General Manager, Er. Malla Srinivasu, Manager.I commend the efforts made by my colleagues Er. R. C. Kataria, Senior EnvironmentalEngineer for co-ordinating the study and finalizing the report under guidance of Dr. B.Sengupta, Member Secretary, CPCB. The contribution of Shri Mahendra Kumar Gupta,Data Entry Operator, in preparing the typed manuscript deserves due acknowledgement.We, in CPCB, hope, that the document will be useful to the Industry, RegulatoryAgencies, the Consultants and others interested in pollution control in Iron Ore Mining.
(J. M. Mauskar)
August 29, 2007