APPENDIX I
(See Paragraph-6)
FORM 1
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(I) Basic Information
S.No.Item Details
Is your project Comes under Notified Industrial Area No
Whether proposal involved violation of EIA notification No
Weather Consent to Establishment Obtained N/A
Upload copy of CTE N/A
1.
Name of the Project/s Gondulpara Coal Block, North Karanpura coalfield, Dist. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/JH/CMIN/213241/2021
Project Cost 998 cr
2.
S. No. in the schedule1(a) Mining of minerals
Project Sector Coal Mining
3. Proposed capacity/area/length/tonnage to be handled/command area/lease area/number or wells to be drilled 4 MTPA, 513.18 Hactares ha.
4.
New/Expansion/ModernizationNew
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. 0 ha.
6. Category of project i.e. 'A' or 'B' A
7.
Does it attract the general condition? If yes, please specify No
8.
Does it attract the specific condition? If yes, please specify No
9.
Location of the projectHazaribagh, Jharkhand
Shape of the project landBlock (Polygon)
Uploaded GPS fileAnnexure-GPS file      
Uploaded copy of survey of India ToposheetAnnexure-Survey of india toposheet
Plot/Survey/Khasra No.140, 141, 142, 144, 145
Town / VillageBalodar, Phulang, Hahe, Gundalpura and Gali
State of the projectJharkhand
Details of State of the project
S.no State Name District Name Tehsil Name
(1.)JharkhandHazaribagBarkagaon
10.
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Patratu, 35 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Ranchi, 120 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Hazaribagh , 35 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given) Village Panchayat – Gondulpara and Mahugayein Zilla Parishad – Barkagaon East Address: Village – Sandh , Post – Sandh , Thana- Barkagaon, Zilla – Hazaribagh , Pin-825311
13. Name of the Applicant MANOJ
14. Registered Address Adani Corporate House, Shantigram, Near Vaishno Devi Circle, S.G. Highway, Khodiyar
15.
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Company ADANI ENTERPRISES LTD
Name of the Applicant MANOJ
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) PRESIDENT EASTERN REGION CEOs OFFICE
Pin code 382421
E-mail gondulapara@adani.com
Telephone No. -
Fax No. -
Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency . Annexure-Uploaded Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority
16.
Details of Alternative Sites examined, if any. Location of these sites should be shown on a toposheet No
17. Whether part of Interlinked projects? No
18. Whether separate application of Interlinked project has been submitted? N/A
19.
If Yes, MoEF file numberN/A
Date of submissionN/A
20. If No, Reason N/A
21.
Whether the proposal involves Approval/ Clearance under: if yes, details of the same and their status to be given
(i) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980?Yes
StatusForest Clearance Under Process(Stage-I)
(ii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the wildlife (Protection) Act,1972?No
(iii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the C.R.Z notification, 2011?No
22.
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?Yes
Uploaded Order/PolicyAnnexure-Uploaded order/policy
23.
Whether any Forest Land Involved?Yes
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)219.65 ha.
24.
Whether there is any litigation pending against the project and/or land in which the project is proposed to be set up?No
(a) Name of the CourtN/A
(b) Name of the Sub courtN/A
(c) Case No.N/A
(d) Orders/directions of the court, if any and relevance with the proposed projectN/A
(II) Activity
1 Construction, operation or decommissioning of the Project involving actions, which will cause physical changes in the locality (topography, land use, changes in water bodies, etc.)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details there of (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
1.1 Permanent or temporary change in land use, land cover or topography including increase in intensity of land use (with respect to local land use plan) Yes Gondulpara Mine Lease area consists of forest and non-forest land. The remaining area is fallow land, cultivable land, and non-cultivable land. The existing terrestrial configuration will undergo progressive changes due to proposed opencast mine development, coal extraction, creation of haul roads, dumps, reclamation, and rehabilitation during mining process.
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? Yes Opencast working will result in loss of homesteads/buildings that may come into use in quarrying zone, safety zone and infrastructure areas including loss of vegetation. Gundalpura, Gali, Hahe, Phulang and Balodar villages lying within the block has been identified to be rehabilitated and resettled. The displaced families are proposed to be rehabilitated and resettled colony in a nearby area after discussion with villagers.
1.3 Creation of new land uses? Yes Present land use will undergo gradual changes during mine life due to mine development, coal extraction, storage, loading/ unloading, transportation and rehabilitation.
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? Yes CMPDI and other agencies have drilled a number of boreholes within the block during the course of geological exploration. All relevant geological information for these boreholes along with number of boreholes falling within a distance of 200 m from the block boundary have been considered for geological modelling of the Gondulpara block.
1.5 Construction works? Yes Mine office building, rest house, canteen, Service / Welfare, Workshops, Coal handling Plant, Store, Substation, Roads, Culverts, magazine and other associated ancillary facilities etc in the Mining lease area.
1.6 Demolition works? Yes Village houses, tube wells and open wells and other buildings falling in the quarry zone will be demolished and suitably rehabilitated in accordance with approved R&R plan.
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? Yes Temporary sheds will be provided to meet enabling needs of construction, manpower & machinery deployed, which will be removed at later stage.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes Surface infrastructures like mine office & stores, coal handling plant, canteen, dispensary, rest shelters, substation, ETP, STP explosives magazine storage etc.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No The proposed project is open cast coal mining.
1.10 Reclamation works? Yes Top-soil will be excavated and dump separately. The entire topsoil will be reclaimed and spread over the external OB dump and over backfilled internal dump area for land reclamation in phases.
1.11 Dredging? No Not applicable.
1.12 Offshore structures? No Not applicable.
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes Mining will be carried out by opencast mining of peak rated of 4.0 MTPA. Surface miner has been planned for improving the coal quality by selective band removal from Seam-I & Seam-II. deployment of surface miner for coal has been envisaged along with 30 T dump trucks. The thin seams will also be effectively mined by the surface miners unlike the shovel-dumper combination, whereas substantial quantity would be mixed with overburden or partings during blasting operations.
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? Yes A store will be set up for starting the opencast mining operations and during the construction stage of the mining. Diesel pump facility will be installed for the fuel requirement of HEMM. Magazine for explosives with adequate safety equipment as per norms.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes The total internal dump quantity within the pit at final stage of mining operation is estimated at 229.27 million m3 which includes 1.85 million m3 of reclaimed topsoil. The total external dump at the end of mine operations is 50.20 million m3 which includes 1.41 million m3 of reclaimed topsoil, thus creating an additional land requirement of 103.26 ha for external dumping. The effluent from the mine HEMM & E&M workshops will be treated on treatment plants. STP will be established.
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? Yes Community buildings, offices, workshop & stores, sub-stations, magazine & other statutory buildings will be constructed.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? Yes Haul roads will be constructed within the ML area. Approach roads to project will be developed.
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? Yes The nearest proposed railhead will come up near Charhi, about 22 km from the block, on the Ranchi Road-Hazaribagh rail section, which is under construction. Railway siding for despatch of coal from Badam &. Gondulpara captive Mine is proposed to come up at Charhi. Until Charhi railway siding comes up, coal shall be despatched by contractual trucks from Gondulpara pithead to consumers.
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? Yes Village roads within the ML area will be suitably diverted after detailed survey in consulting with approved mine planners. No displacement of people due to diversion of fair-weather road is envisaged.
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? No Not envisaged.
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? Yes Badmahi river which lies on the north within the Gondulpara block which cannot be diverted and hence some coal reserves will be sterilized below Badmahi river and resulting surface barrier which shall be maintained between the river and the mine workings.
1.22 Stream crossings? Yes As some of the quarry falls in the HFL of Badmahi river, it is proposed to construct the flood protection embankments on either banks of Badmahi to protect quarry from floods during the monsoon.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes Water accumulates in course of mining and has to be constantly pumped out for safety of men and machines Mine water is generated from two sources (a) ground water: as the quarry goes deeper, more and more aquifers are intercepted and volume of water increases, (b) rain water: direct precipitation over the excavated area and surface run-off flowing into the mine during rains.
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? Yes As some of the quarry falls in the HFL of Badmahi river, it is proposed to construct the flood protection embankments on either banks of Badmahi to protect quarry from floods during the monsoon.
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Construction material, workers etc. shall be transported during operation.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? Yes Gundalpura, Gali, Hahe, Phulang and Balodar villages falling under the ML area need to be dismantled and suitably Rehabilitated & Resettled. Mine will be systematically closed as per approved mine closure plan.
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? Yes Not envisaged.
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes During the construction phase skilled/semi-skilled personnel will be sourced as per requirement from outside if not available locally.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No Not envisaged.
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? Yes In-situ conservatory for rare strains of plants and endangered flora, medicinal plants existing in the study area will be established. However, efforts will be made to cover more area for the activities depending upon availability of land in the forest area. Native plant species will be selected in consultation with the State Forest Department.
1.31 Any other actions? No Not envisaged.
2 Use of Natural resources for construction or operation of the Project (such as land, water, materials or energy, especially any resources which are non-renewable or in short supply):
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
2.1 Land especially undeveloped or agricultural land (ha) Yes For the proposed Gondulpara Opencast Project, the total requirement of land is estimated as 513.18 Ha, which includes 219.65 ha of forest land, 222.58 of Tenancy land and 70.95 ha of non-forest land. Mining rights shall be required for a quarry excavation area of 326.01 ha of which 159.34 ha is forest land.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes The total water required for the project is estimated as 1386 KLD. An integrated water supply system (IWSS) has been proposed from which water shall be stored in bulk reservoir at a point in the project. It is envisaged that to meet the requirement of water for construction, drinking and sanitation as well as mine operation, at the initial stage of 2-3 years, will be met from ground water. After that mine quarry will collect sufficient water.
2.3 Minerals (MT) Yes 4 Million Tonnes Per Annum
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes Construction material such as cement, sand, steel, aggregates etc will be used. These materials will be sourced from the nearest local suppliers in the area
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No Not envisaged.
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes To meet the maximum demand for the project, one main substation of capacity 33/3.3 kV, 2×2 MVA has been envisaged for catering to the power demand of Pumps, workshop, colony, Quarry and Haul road lighting. Any other alternate option for power source shall be explored.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) No Not envisaged.
3 Use, storage, transport, handling or production of substances or materials, which could be harmful to human health or the environment or raise concerns about actual or perceived risks to human health
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
3.1 Use of substances or materials, which are hazardous (as per MSIHC rules) to human health or the environment (flora, fauna, and water supplies Yes Explosive for the proposed coal mine and production activities will be stored in magazine.
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No Not reported in the study area.
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? Yes The project will generate direct and indirect employment to the people and will improve the living standards.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. No Nil
3.5 Any other causes No Not envisaged.
4 Production of solid wastes during construction or operation or decommissioning (MT/month)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
4.1 Spoil, overburden or mine wastes Yes The total internal dump quantity within the pit at final stage of mining operation is estimated at 229.27 Mcum which includes 1.85 Mcum of reclaimed topsoil. The total external dump at the end of mine operations is 50.20 Mcum which includes 1.41 Mcum of reclaimed topsoil.
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes The organic waste/municipal waste to be generated from the office buildings, canteen & sludge from the sanitary wastewater treatment will be used as organic manure in the green areas.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) Yes Used engine oil, oil filters, batteries and grease will be sold to authorized recyclers. The hazardous waste generated shall be disposed as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules.
4.4 Other industrial process wastes No No other industrial wastes are envisaged to be produced.
4.5 Surplus product No Not envisaged.
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment Yes Sludge produced in sewage treatment plant will be used as manure in agriculture/ greenbelt.
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes Yes Construction waste material will be used for filling low lying areas in the surrounding.
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment Yes Only at mine closure stage.
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No Not envisaged.
4.10 Agricultural wastes No Not envisaged.
4.11 Other solid wastes No Not envisaged.
5 Release of pollutants or any hazardous, toxic or noxious substances to air(Kg/hr)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
5.1 Emissions from combustion of fossil fuels from stationary or mobile sources Yes Besides dust generation, fugitive and emissions due to operation of diesel driven HEMM, standby DG Sets etc.
5.2 Emissions from production processes Yes Mining process involves drilling, blasting, excavation, crushing materials handling, transportation and storage, due to which fugitive emission, particulates and gaseous emissions will be generated. Adequate control measures will be adopted for their control.
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport Yes Dust & gaseous emissions are envisaged during loading and unloading, storage and transportation of coal and waste materials handling.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes Dust & gaseous emissions are expected during the construction phase and mine development phase.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste Yes Dust will be generated during handling of material & waste. Adequate mitigation measures will be taken to keep within permissible limits.
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No No incineration is envisaged.
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No Not envisaged.
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No Not envisaged.
6 Generation of Noise and Vibration, and Emissions of Light and Heat:
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
6.1 From operation of equipment e.g. engines, ventilation plant, crushers Yes Noise will be generated from shovels, dumpers, drills, dozers and blasting activities. The noise level inside operator cabins will be maintained below 75 dB (A) to 85 dB (A). Adequate noise control equipment’s like mufflers, acoustic enclosures to equipment’s etc. will be installed. Regular maintenance of the mining machinery will help in reducing these noise levels.
6.2 From industrial or similar processes Yes The noise levels during blasting operations are likely to be in the range of 120-130 dB(A) at 50-200 m distance from the blast site. The noise levels tend to decrease with distance towards mine boundary. As the blasting is last for short duration depending on the charge, the noise levels over this time would be instantaneous and short induration.
6.3 From construction or demolition Yes During construction and decommissioning phases, there will be temporary noise generation.
6.4 From blasting or piling Yes Noise will be generated during blasting operations, which will be restricted and controlled by scientific methods. Precautions will be taken to minimize the noise and vibration during blasting.
6.5 From construction or operational traffic Yes During operation, noise will be generated due to movement of dumpers, HEMM and other vehicles used during mine operation. HEMM & dumpers would be maintained properly to keep noise levels within limits. Use of horns near human habitat and other sensitive receptors shall be restricted. Movement of mining equipment’s near the habitation will be restricted to the day time.
6.6 From lighting or cooling systems No Not envisaged.
6.7 From any other sources No Not envisaged.
7 Risks of contamination of land or water from releases of pollutants into the ground or into sewers, surface waters, groundwater, coastal waters or the sea:
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
7.1 From handling, storage, use or spillage of hazardous materials Yes Isolated storage and handling facilities for diesel will be provided.
7.2 From discharge of sewage or other effluents to water or the land (expected mode and place of discharge) Yes Treated domestic wastewater will be used for greenbelt development; Treated mine discharge will be recycled / reused for mining operations and water sprinkling. No contamination of ground water, surface water and land is envisaged.
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water Yes Fugitive dust will be generated, for which regular water sprinkling & wet drilling system will be adopted as preventive measures to control dust.
7.4 From any other sources No Not envisaged.
7.5 Is there a risk of long term build up of pollutants in the environment from these sources? No Not envisaged.
8 Risk of accidents during construction or operation of the Project, which could affect human health or the environment
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
8.1 From explosions, spillages, fires etc from storage, handling, use or production of hazardous substances Yes Explosive magazine will be constructed as per explosive rules 1983 and the same will be utilized as per Explosive Act 1884. Blasting will be carried out by experienced foremen and blasters under the supervision of mines manager. Fire hazard may be due to storage of diesel and due to spontaneous coal fires.
8.2 From any other causes No Not envisaged.
8.3 Could the project be affected by natural disasters causing environmental damage (e.g. floods, earthquakes, landslides, cloudburst etc)? No There is no record of occurrence of flood, landslides, cloudbursts etc. The proposed site falls under Seismic Zone-III as per IS 1893 (part-I): 2002.
9 Factors which should be considered (such as consequential development) which could lead to environmental effects or the potential for cumulative impacts with other existing or planned activities in the locality
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
9.1 Lead to development of supporting utilities, ancillary development or development stimulated   by the project which could have impact on the environment e.g.:
  • Supporting infrastructure (roads, power supply,waste or waste water treatment, etc.)
  • housing development
  • extractive industries
  • supply industries
  • Other
Yes The project aids the overall socio and economic development of the region. Direct and indirect employment avenues will be created due to project, which would improve the living conditions of the surrounding people and also through various socio-economic measures taken. All these will have positive impact over the area.
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment No Mine will be systematically and scientifically planned foreclosure as per Mine Closure plan. Afforestation planned will improve the green cover. No major impacts are envisaged.
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments Yes At the end of the mine life, the infrastructure like housing colony, building, roads etc. developed for the project will be made available for the benefit of local community.
9.4 Have cumulative effects due to proximity to other existing or planned projects with similar effects Yes Operational projects are there.
(III) Environmental Sensitivity
S.No Areas Name/Identity Aerial distance (within 15km.) Proposed project location boundary
1 Areas protected under international conventions, national or local legislation for  their ecological, landscape, cultural or other related value
No Nil
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes RF/PF- Gali R.F (within ML area), Rautpara R.F (within ML area), Barkagoan R.F (0.6 km, N (from ML area within OB dump area) and other RF/PF outside ML area. Water bodies/Nadi/Nala Few seasonal streams within ML area, Badmahi river (N), Taria nala (1.1 km, E), Katia nala (2.0 km, E), Dahudag nala (2.1 km, E), Bingi nala (2.2 km, S), Sheramara nala (3.5 km, S), Duhi nadi (4.5 km, SE), Bokaro nala (5.1 km, E), Hazaro nadi (6.5 km, SW), Maramgarha nala (7.0 km, SSE) and other rivers/nalla outsid
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration No Nil within 15 km radius.
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters No Nil within 15 km radius.
5 State, National boundaries No
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas Yes SH-7 (6.7 km, N) NH-33 (7.4 km, NE)
7 Defence installations No Nil within 15 Km
8 Densely populated or built-up area No Nil within 15 Km
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) Yes Primary, middle and High schools exists in surrounding villages.
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) No Nil within 15 km.
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No Not applicable
12 Areas susceptible to natural hazard which could cause the project to present environmental problems (earthquakes, subsidence, landslides, erosion, flooding or extreme or adverse climatic conditions) similar effects No The area not known for these natural hazards. Seismically, this area is categorized under Zone-III as per IS 1893 (part-I): 2002.
(IV) Proposed Terms of Reference for EIA studies
1 Uploaded Proposed TOR File Annexure-TOR file
2 Uploaded scanned copy of covering letter Annexure-scanned copy of covering letter
3 Uploaded Pre-Feasibility report(PFR) Annexure-PFR
4 Uploaded additional attachments(only single pdf file) NIL
5Uploaded Approval of mining PlanN/A
Additional Attachments, if any
Attached File
Approval Mining Plan
Status of Forest Clearance
      Essential Detail Sought : NIL
      Additional Detail Sought : NIL
(V) Undertaking
I hereby give undertaking that the data and information given in the application and enclosures are true to be best of my knowledge and belief and I am aware that if any part of the data and information found to be false or misleading at any stage, the project will be rejected and clearance given, if any to the project will be revoked at our risk and cost.
V.(i)
Name of ApplicantMANOJ
DesignationPRESIDENT EASTERN REGION CEOs OFFICE
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)ADANI ENTERPRISES LTD
AddressAdani Corporate House, Shantigram, Near Vaishno Devi Circle, S.G. Highway, Khodiyar
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