State-owned GAIL Limited has approached the ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for setting up a 1-million-tonne per annum capacity Greenfield Petrochemical Complex in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh. According to the minutes of meeting of an expert appraisal committee under the Environment ministry, the EAC has recommended permission for preparing terms of reference for preparing required reports with regard to the environment management and impact, for the project.
“The EAC, after deliberations, recommended the proposal for grant of ToR for preparation of EIA/EMP reports for the project ‘Setting up a Greenfield Petrochemical Complex to produce 1 MMTPA of Ethylene and Ethylene derivatives’ (Ethane and/or Naphtha based) by M/s GAIL India Limited at A.V. Nagaram village, Thondangi Mandal, East Godavari District (Andhra Pradesh),” it said. Total land required of 2000 acres for the proposed Petrochemical complex, can be acquired from GMR for Kakinada SEZ, it added.