Guidelines for grant of one-time financial support under EPC Funds for establishment of palletization and torrefaction plants to promote utilization of paddy straw

Oct 15, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS ComplianceThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on October 13, 2022 has issued “guidelines for grant of one-time financial support under EPC Funds for establishment of palletization and torrefaction plants to promote utilization of paddy straw”

The following has been stated namely: -

• Objectives: 

1. To Enable reduced burning of paddy straw, in the NCT of Delhi, States of Punjab & Haryana, and NCR districts of Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh, by facilitating establishment of pelletisation and torrefaction plants for paddy utilization.

2. To Reduce the usage of fossil fuels in industries and boilers, by promoting the usage of pelletised/torrefied paddy straw.

• Applicability: 

New Units set up by individuals/entrepreneurs/companies after the issuance of these guidelines who will be using only paddy straw generated in the NCT of Delhi, States of Punjab & Haryana, and NCR districts of Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh, and supply pellets/torrefied pellets to Power Plants and/or Industries, will be eligible for availing one-time financial support under Environment Protection Charge (EPC) funds.

 

 


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