Tata Chemicals gets nod for expansion of soda ash plant in Gujarat
29th Jul 2019

Tata Chemicals has received green nod for expansion of its soda ash plant in Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,042.07 crore. The proposal is for expansion of its soda ash plant located in Devbhumi Dwarka district from 10.91 lakh tonne per annum to 113.16 lakh tonne per annum and enhance captive power plant capacity from 84 mega watt (mw) to 125 mw.

As per the proposal, the expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises of 231 hectare (including cement plant). The cost of the project is pegged at Rs 1,042.07 crore and will be completed in two years.

The proposal was first vetted by a central government constituted green panel and based on its recommendations the Union Environment Ministry has given the environment clearance (EC) for the expansion of soda ash plant in Gujarat.

Tata Chemicals is the second-largest producer of soda ash in the world with manufacturing facilities in India, UK, Kenya and USA. It is India’s leading crop nutrients player and a leading player in crop protection business through its subsidiary Rallis India.