HYDERABAD: Adani Enterprises is in the process of setting up a copper smelter project with a capacity of one million tonnes per annum at an investment of Rs 10,000 crore at Adani Port Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) in Gujarat.
The project includes copper smelter, sulphuric acid plant, copper refinery, continuous cast copper wire rod plant, precious metal recovery plant, phosphoric acid plant, aluminium fluoride plant among others, according to Experts Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests( Mo E F ).
“The estimated project cost is Rs 10,000 crore and the estimated environment protection cost is Rs 900 crore. Employment generation from proposed project will be direct employment of about 2,000 and indirect employment of about 5,000,” the EAC said last month.
An email sent to the company’s spokesperson remained unanswered.
Adani has also been asked to conduct a public hearing before proceeding further. “The issues raised during public hearing and commitment of the project proponent (Adani) on the same should be clearly provided,” EAC said.