Goa Carbon announced that the Company has received a Direction of Closure from the State Pollution Control Board, Odisha ordering closure of operations at the Company's Paradeep Plant located at Vill. Udayabata, Paradeep. Dist. Jagatsinghpur, Orissa, for non-compliance with the conditions stipulated by the Board and failure to install adequate pollution control measures under the provisions of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
The Paradeep Plant is currently not in operation since 17 July 2014 due to the shut-down taken for maintenance work and as such the closure order has been complied with.
The Company is initiating necessary process to install the pollution control systems and is seeking time from the Board for the installations and other compliances.