DCM Shriram has received green nod to set up a molasses-based distillery, along with a co-generation power plant, in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh at a cost of Rs 188 crore. The environment ministry has given approval based on the recommendations of its expert committee. The proposal is to set up 200 kilolitres per day (klpd) molasses-based distillery and 6 mw co-generation power plant at Hariawan village.
The approval has been accorded subject to certain conditions. A limit of 1,792 klpd has been imposed for use of groundwater and the company has been asked to harvest rainwater and install piezometer to monitor water recharge. The company has also been told not to discharge effluent from distillery outside the plant premises and ensure bagasse is stored in such a way that it does not get air borne or fly around because of wind.
DCM Shriram is engaged in the business of fertilizer, sugar and caustic soda.