Jagan inaugurates Grasim's first chlor-alkali unit in AP

He said the government had already enacted legislation to employ 75% of locals, which would provide ample employment opportunities to the locals through the Grasim project, which belongs to the Aditya Birla group.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 April 2022 2:20 PM GMT
Jagan inaugurates Grasims first chlor-alkali unit in AP

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday inaugurated Grasim Industries Limited's first chlor-alkali manufacturing unit in the state.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said it is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturing units in the country with an investment of Rs. 2,470 crore and providing employment to 2,400 people, boosting the state's image to attract many industries to join Andhra Pradesh.

He said the government had already enacted legislation to employ 75% of locals, which would provide ample employment opportunities to the locals through the Grasim project, which belongs to the Aditya Birla group.

Recalling the hurdles in the establishment of the unit, the Chief Minister said the previous government had sanctioned the project just two months before the elections, without resolving any of the ground-level problems or addressing the people's concerns.

After coming to power, the Chief Minister said they took corrective measures to resolve the issues. He said the government has withdrawn the proposal of setting up a captive thermal plant and said Grasim Industries used advanced German technologies to address the problem of contamination of underground water and included a recycling plant with zero liquid discharge facility to ensure that no liquid flowed out of the plant. He assured people that there will be only good things with the plant, where even CSR funds will be used for developing the local areas.

Earlier, Jagan had unveiled the plaque and visited the plant along with Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla. He announced that the government is withdrawing cases filed against the 131 protesters who opposed the establishment of the plant due to pollution concerns.

Mr. Birla, meanwhile, lauded the state government's approach to setting up industries and thanked the Chief Minister for his contribution. He said it was the eighth chlor-alkali plant in the country, which is expected to strengthen the East-West corridor. He said the current project was set up with modern technology to cut down pollution and assured to play a key role in skill upliftment in local areas.

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