दामोदर घाटी निगम Damodar Valley Corporation

Environment Management

 We care for the Earth

DVC strongly believes that excellence in the environmental fields is of prime importance. DVC strives to work with environmental issues in a consistent & systematic manner. DVC’s environmental management programme consists of the following prime activities:






  • Monitoring & compliance of environmental parameters of the thermal power stations i.r.o stack emission, effluent & ambient air quality etc.
  • Management of solid waste generated from thermal units i.e. utilization of fly ash in ash based industries (cement, bricks, blocks etc.) & reclamation of abandoned open cast mines & low lying area.
  • Creation & maintenance of greenbelt, afforestation, landscaping & beautification work in & around thermal power stations.
  • Combating soil erosion & soil decay in order to restore & preserve the quality of the land.
  • Creating awareness & encouraging manufacturers, local entrepreneurs & others for value added utilization of fly ash in making cement, bricks & other ash based products.




DVC adopts environmentally sustainable power generation measures in its thermal power plants and follows the directives & stipulations of Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) etc. In old units of DVC at Bokaro, Chandrapura & Durgapur which were commissioned before pollution control standards has become stringent in norms. DVC has taken steps to combat the pollution nuisance in new commissioned units of KTPS, Koderma; DSTPS, Andal; MTPS, Mejia; CTPS, Chandrapura besides the old units of DVC. The major steps, taken by DVC in its thermal plants, are as follows:




  • Installation of high efficient ESPs in new units/ retrofitting of additional fields of ESPs in old units to bring down the emission within permissible limit.
  • Utilization of ash water from Ash Ponds through Ash Water Recovery System & recycling of effluent to conserve land & water.
  • Evacuation of ash from Ash Ponds followed by transportation in a fully mechanised steel covered container dumper, introduced first time in India as per Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India & finally dumped into the abandoned open cast coal mines of CIL. After filling up the abandoned mines, the top surface is covered with earth to facilitate growth of plantation.
  • Introduced first time measuring methodology of pond ash quantity from primitive volumetric (cum) to weighment basis (MT) on modern Weighbridges.