Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has ordered Graphite India to close the operations of the industry at Whitefield, Bengaluru plant forthwith and until final orders. This is pursuant to order dated January 28, 2019 from The National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi.
Towards compliance of the aforesaid directions, the company has commenced stoppage of graphite furnaces in a phased manner and in sequence. The company has informed KSPCB that if the furnaces are stopped abruptly, there is a potential hazard of unforeseen accidents/explosions due to the high temperature prevalent in the furnaces. The company has undertaken to KSPCB to shut down the manufacturing operations completely by February 23, 2019.
Graphite India is the pioneer in India for manufacture of Graphite Electrodes as well as Carbon and Graphite Speciality products.