Environmental Guidelines for Setting Up Stone Crushing Plant
Topics: Conveyor belt, Air pollution, Dust / Pages: 4 (797 words) / Published: Dec 26th, 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES FOR SETTING UP STONE CRUSHING PLANT Stone Crushing Industry is an important industrial sector in the State engaged in producing crushed stone which is raw material for various construction activities like construction of Roads, Highways, Bridges, Buildings, Canals, etc. Transportation of stone over long distances adds to cost of the crushed stone products, crushers need to be necessarily located nearer to the demand centers such as Cities, Bridges, Highways, Canals, etc. Stone Crushers also need electricity supply and man power for operation. It also needs access roads for the movement of mined stone as well as crushed stone products. These stone crushers though socio-economically an important sector, give rise to substantial quantity of fugitive fine dust emissions resulting in to health hazards to the workers as well as surrounding population. The dust also adversely affects visibility, reduces growth of vegetation and hampers aesthetics view of the area. In order to prevent/control these emissions and complains thereof, GPCB decided to come up with the guidelines to be considered for setting up of Stone Crushing Plant in the State, which is as under: 1) The siting criteria :

Minimum distance criteria for The Stone Crushing Plant shall be as under:

Sr. No 1 2 3 4

Distance from Class A and above town and cities limit Other towns Village Wild Life Sanctuary

Distance 1 Km 1 Km 500 meters 5 Km or buffer zone declared for the same

5 6 7

National Highway ( From centre line ) State highway ( From centre line )

200 meters * 200 meters *

Sensitive areas such as Educational 500 meters institute/ religious places/rivers/lakes

* In case of Stone Crushing Plant operating with CTE /CCA of the Board existing since long, which are located at a distance less then 200 meter from highways, the unit shall provide minimum 6 meter high compound wall or barrier of GI sheets along their plot periphery towards highway/road side. 2)

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