Gujarat gets greener as hazardous waste use in cement kilns up 35 times in 5 years

In an example of how Gujarat has emerged as a front runner in taking green measures to ensure cleaner environment, the State has achieved fresh heights in utilisation of hazardous waste as resource by the cement industry.

As per the latest data from the state regulator, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), utilisation of hazardous waste as alternative fuel and raw material (AFR) in cement kilns has witnessed mammoth jump of 35 times since 2009-10 from 15,693 tonnes per annum (TPA) to 5,43,569 TPA in 2013-14.