Care for environment has always been of paramount importance for KRIBHCO. The society recognizes its responsibility to protect environment and is committed to regulate all its activities using best available technology to mitigate adverse environmental impact, if any that may arise out of its operations. A comprehensive environmental protection plan based on principle of “Reduce, Recycle & Re-use” has been adopted to conserve scarce natural resources.
Various treatment schemes have been implemented since commissioning of the plant, which has resulted in reduction of water consumption by approximately 40%, and we have achieved Zero effluent discharge from final outlet from past seven years. Efforts are being made to further reduce water consumption. Tertiary treated sewage water is being used as cooling water make up. Deep hydrolyser is installed in the Urea plant to reuse the effluent as boiler feed water after treatment.
Emission of pollutants to air from the various stacks is far below the limits specified by regulatory bodies. An automatic ambient air quality station has been installed to continuously monitor the effects of emission from stacks. Six ambient air quality-monitoring stations have been set up within a radius of 10 kms for periodic monitoring of air quality in surrounding area. Wet de-dusting system at Prilling tower top has been installed and emission of the urea dust and Ammonia in the atmosphere is well below the specified limits.
To ensure clean and green environment, society has created a green belt by planting more than 1.0 lakh trees of different species based on Air Pollution Tolerance Index thus helping to improve the ambient air quality within the campus. Lush green lawns are also developed in an area 100 acre. Beside this, a demonstration farm in an area of 41 acres has been developed.
To create awareness among contract workers an Environment Protection Module video has been prepared which is shown to all the contract workers and only after that they are allowed to work in the plant premises.
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, society has adopted the villages and taken up various community welfare and development programme such as drinking water supply, plantation of different trees, construction of roads, check dams etc.
To enrich Marine and Coastal eco-system, society has signed a MoU on 30th June 2010 with Gujarat Ecology Commission-Gandhinagar for the plantation of Mangroves on an area of 100 hectares at village Kantiyajal, dist. Bharuch. Mangrove is a highly valuable plant species and forms one of the most important ecosystems of coastal and marine area.
To promote awareness of Environment protection among Township residents and school children, every year Environment day is celebrated on 5th June.
Society’s continuing commitment for sound environmental management has been widely appreciated and honored with prestigious awards.