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Gujarat to Setup World’s Biggest Zinc Smelter Project

Published on October 17, 2020
Gujarat to Setup World’s Biggest Zinc Smelter Project
  • Current Context: Government of Gujarat has announced to setup World’s biggest Zinc Smelter Project.
  • For this purpose, the state government has signed MoU with Vedanta Group firm Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL).
  • The project will be setup in Dosawada in Tapi district of Gujarat
  • For this project, the HZL, makers of zinc, will be investing upto Rs 10,000 crore.
  • The World’s Biggest Zinc Smelter Project will be having a production capacity of 300 KTPA (Kilo Tonnes Per Annum)
  • The project will be a boon to develop employment opportunities for local youth
  • The first phase of the plant will be in operation within 3 years and will satisfy the needs of domestic as well as global need by increasing exports
  • The project will be utilising zero discharge technology and automation and is said to generate 5000 jobs opportunities directly and indirectly
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Gujarat: Vijay Rupani
    • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Devvrat
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Gujarat: Gir Forest NP, Blackbuck NP, Marine NP, Vansda NP, Wild Ass WLS, Kutch Desert WLS, Barda WLS, Narayan Sarovar WLS, Pania WLS, Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary


Ques: 1: Which state has announced to setup World’s biggest Zinc Smelter Project?
a. Assam
b. Uttarakhand
c. Andhra Pradesh 
d. Gujarat
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