The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (Rajasthan State PCB) has revised its ‘Guidelines for Abatement and Control of Pollution in Mineral Grinding Industries’. This Order of revision was issued on 24th January, 2023.
It may be recalled that the Rajasthan State PCB had issued the ‘Guidelines for Abatement and Control of Pollution in Mineral Grinding Industries’ on 21st July, 2020. The present revision provides a relaxation in the minimum distance criteria for establishment of mineral grinding units from habitat in any revenue village. This relaxation is available for mineral grinding units set up within premises of marble/ dolomite processing units. Additionally, these mineral grinding units must posses a valid Consent to Operate (CoP) from Rajasthan State PCB.
Moreover, these mineral grinding units shall source raw material from its own stone-processing unit or similar units possessing valid CoP.