JSW exceeds coal handling limits

Indian steelmaker JSW stands accused of exceeding the quantity of coal it was permitted to handle at Goa’s Mormagao Port. The company has until 6 December to respond to a show-cause notice issued by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).

An investigation by The Indian Express found that JSW has been exceeding its import capacity since 2012. Over the period 2016-17, the steelmaker pushed 10.11Mt of coal through the port against ‘an awarded consent’ of just 5.48Mt. Earlier in 2017 JSW Group’s South West Port Ltd’s permitted capacity was reduced by 25% (to 4.125Mt) by the GSPCB.