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(I) Basic Information
S.No.Item Details
Whether it is a violation case and application is being submitted under Notification No. S.O.804(E) dated 14.03.2017 ? No
Name of the Project/s Expansion by Addition of 1 X 350 MW (350 MW) Super Critical Coal based power unit within the existing Plant premises of capacity 2 X 300 MW Plant at Haldia, East Medinipur, West Bengal
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/WB/THE/36544/2015
Project Cost (in lacs) 283530
S. No. in the schedule1(d) Thermal Power Plants
Project Sector Thermal Projects
3. Proposed capacity/area/length/tonnage to be handled/command area/lease area/number or wells to be drilled Proposed expansion of power Generation capacity by 350 MW ha.
Proposal NumberIA/WB/THE/10222/2008
MoEFCC file number(Previous EC)J-13011/23/2008-IAII(T)
Uploaded EC letterAnnexure-Uploaded EC letter
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. 600 ha.
6. Category of project i.e. 'A' or 'B' A
Does it attract the general condition? If yes, please specify No
Does it attract the specific condition? If yes, please specify No
Location of the projectHaldia
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.Baneswar Chak
Town / VillageJhikurkhali
State of the projectWest Bengal
Details of State of the project State Name District Name Tehsil Name
(1.)West BengalEast MedinipurSutahata - I
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Basuliya-Sutahata, 3 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Kolkata, 135 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Haldia , 10 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given) Village Jhikurkhali, Baneswar Chak, Haldia, West Bengal 721658
13. Name of the Applicant Rabi
14. Registered Address Barick Bhawan, 6th Floor, 8 Chittranjan Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Company HALDIA ENERGY LTD
Name of the Applicant Rabi
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) Managing Director
Pin code 700072
Telephone No. 33-66340600
Fax No. 33-03322256003
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
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
If Yes, MoEF file numberN/A
Date of submissionN/A
20. If No, Reason N/A
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?No
(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
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?No
Whether any Forest Land Involved?No
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)N/A
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) No The expansion plan is within the existing plant boundary. 19 acres of land is earmarked for the expansion unit. Changes in land use and topography are not expected.
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? No Only small bushes are present at the proposed location within the existing plant boundary which will be removed for construction activities.
1.3 Creation of new land uses? No No change in the land use of the study area is expected.
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? Yes Limited investigation in the existing plant area has to be done where heavy equipment foundations are required to be laid.
1.5 Construction works? Yes Civil & structural works to facilitate proposed expansion.
1.6 Demolition works? No Proposed area for the upcoming unit doesn't have any existing build up features.
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? No The buffer area is well developed with all infrastructural facilities including housing. Housing is easily available near the plant on a rental basis. As such no housing of construction workers is envisaged.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes During the construction phase, earthworks and excavation will be done for a short period of time.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? Yes Tunnelling might be required for new Wagon tippler. Also, some underground work limited to foundation/duct, etc. may be done.
1.10 Reclamation works? No No reclamation works involved.
1.11 Dredging? No No dredging works involved.
1.12 Offshore structures? No No offshore structures involved.
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes Electricity generation by Coal based Power Plant using Super Critical Technology with enhanced steam parameters. The conversion from coal to electricity takes place in three stages- Stage 1-Combustion of coal to produce heat. Stage 2- Conversion of water to superheated steam utilizing heat from stage 1. Stage 3- Rotation of turbine blades using superheated steam to produce electricity.
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? Yes Storage facilities for raw materials already exist and the same will be used.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes •Fly ash, bottom ash generated during operation stage will be used for various ash utilization measures •Industrial waste water generated during the process will be recycled after treatment. •Oil water separator/trap will be installed for oil grease in workshop effluent. Waste oil/ grease to be sold to approved vendors. •Sludge from domestic wastewater after composting to be used as compost/manure
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? No Existing facilities shall be used.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? Yes New in-plant roads have been envisaged.
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? No Existing facilities shall be used
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? No No such closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure is involved.
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? No Existing facilities are adequate.
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? No No changes in the hydrology of the water courses or aquifers is envisaged.
1.22 Stream crossings? No No streams are passing through the proposed area.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes Additional water required as consumptive water for the new unit shall be drawn from existing intake point for the existing plant.
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? No No changes envisaged.
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Use of existing transport facilities. There will be a marginal increase in road traffic during construction and rail traffic during operation.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? No Long term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works shall not be involved.
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? No No such activities involved.
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes Employment of temporary manpower during construction phase will cause influx of people.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No No alien species shall be introduced.
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? No The project site doesn't involve large scale clearing. Therefore no loss of native species is envisaged.
1.31 Any other actions? No No other actions are anticipated.
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) No The expansion plan is envisaged within the existing plant premises, which is under industrial use.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes Water required for the additional unit has been estimated to about 1133 m3/hr. The additional water requirement will be met from present source (Hooghly River), which is under the allotted water quantity to HEL. Total water requirement of the plant in future shall be 3171 m3/hr. Competing Users • PHE/CMWSA
2.3 Minerals (MT) Yes The requirement of coal is 1.55 MTPA (at 85 % PLF) for the upcoming new unit. The design coal for the sizing of various plant and equipment will be in the ratio of 80:20.
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes The construction material required like Bricks, Stone Chips, Cement, and Iron will be procured from local/state level/National level suppliers.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No Forest and timber resources will not be used.
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes 1.55 MTPA (85 % PLF) of coal is proposed to be used for power generation and about 37 MW of the generated energy will be used as auxiliary consumption for the plant.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) Yes HFO/LDO will be used as flame stabilization/start up fuel.
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 Chlorine, Hydrochloric acid, Ammonia, Hydrogen, Ferric chloride and sulphuric acid are being stored and used during operation of the proposed unit as per MSIHC Rules. Same shall be used for the proposed unit also. Additionally, hazardous fuels (LDO and HFO) are also stored and handled as per MSIHC Rules. An appropriate onsite-offsite emergency & disaster management plan has been prepared and implemented.
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No No such change is envisaged.
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? Yes After completion of the project, there will be a positive improvement of the local socio-economic and living conditions.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. Yes Nearest habitation is Haldia town which is 10 km away from Project Site.
3.5 Any other causes No No other causes are anticipated.
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 No No spoil, overburden or mine wastes shall be generated.
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes The additional municipal waste will be nominal at the plant area. Facilities already exist to treat the same.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) Yes Used oil from transformers, waste oil and grease, discarded batteries, used barrels/containers, etc. shall be generated from the proposed unit. As per the existing practices, all the Hazardous Waste are being sold to the authorized re-processors as per rules.
4.4 Other industrial process wastes Yes Based on coal quality and quantity- Maximum ash generation - 1673 TPD Maximum Fly ash - 1337 TPD Maximum Bottom ash - 336 TPD
4.5 Surplus product No No surplus product will be produced.
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment Yes Additional sludge generated will be managed as per statutory requirement as applicable.
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes Yes Construction wastes will be re-used for onsite levelling/construction works. None will be disposed-off off the site.
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment No No Redundant machinery or equipment is anticipated.
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No The project will not lead to contamination of soil as appropriate management measures have been envisaged to check the same.
4.10 Agricultural wastes No No agricultural waste shall be generated.
4.11 Other solid wastes No No other solid wastes are anticipated.
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 Combustion of coal for power generation shall result in the emission of flue gases primarily containing particulates, SO2 and NOx. From vehicular movement, negligible PM and NOx will be additionally generated.
5.2 Emissions from production processes Yes Additional Emitted Quantity during production process shall be limited to a maximum of: Stack Emissions: PM = 38.5 Kg/hr SO2 = 128.4 Kg/hr NOx = 128.4 Kg/hr Suitable provisions envisaged to keep fugitive emissions under control.
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport Yes Emission from material handling included in the above.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes There will be some emission from diesel operated vehicles, concrete mixers and excavators during construction activities. However, these emissions will last for a very short period and will be restricted within the plant boundary.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste Yes Plant management shall ensure use of water sprinklers to minimize/eliminate fugitive dust nuisance, Odour generation is not expected from plant activities.
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No Incineration of wastes is not involved.
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No Burning of wastes shall be discouraged.
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No Emission from other sources is not anticipated.
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 Acoustic enclosures shall be provided wherever required to control the noise level below 85 dB (A) in work area. Wherever it is not possible technically to meet the required noise levels, personal noise protection equipment shall be provided to workers. Efforts will be made to ensure that noise levels at plant boundary after peripheral Greenbelt during plant operation does not exceed prescribed limit.
6.2 From industrial or similar processes Yes Noise shall be generated from TG Unit, compressors, etc. during the operation phase. However, the noise levels will be limited to threshold limits through design specification and provisions of acoustic enclosures and Silencers. Heat will also be dissipated from boilers due to coal burning but it will be controlled by use of thermal insulation.
6.3 From construction or demolition Yes Noise will be emitted from construction equipment and machinery. The equipment which is the source of the noise will have in-built noise control/abatement system.
6.4 From blasting or piling Yes No blasting or piling is involved.
6.5 From construction or operational traffic Yes During construction and operational phase, there will be a slight increase in the noise level generated due to movement of trucks and other vehicles.
6.6 From lighting or cooling systems No N/A
6.7 From any other sources No Generation of noise and vibration and emission of heat and light from other sources is 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 Tank farm area will have an impermeable surface with proper dykes. Moreover, all of the hazardous wastes will be disposed of as per the guidance of State Pollution Control Board/ MoEFCC.
7.2 From discharge of sewage or other effluents to water or the land (expected mode and place of discharge) No Any discharge of wastewater beyond the plant boundary will be suitably treated to comply discharge quality standards.
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water No The contribution of conventional pollutants released to air will be within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
7.4 From any other sources Yes Storage of chemicals, flammable substances as HFO/LDO as well as coal stockyard etc. at plant site can result in a chemical as well as a flammable hazard on release into the environment.
7.5 Is there a risk of long term build up of pollutants in the environment from these sources? No
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 Fire hazards associated with handling and storage of coal, LDO as well as HFO within the plant premises. A comprehensive Onsite and Offsite Emergency Plan is already prepared which will be extended to expansion unit to handle risks associated with the identified hazards due to the proposed plant activities and will be integrated with the District Disaster Management Plan for effective implementation.
8.2 From any other causes Yes Common risks in factories such as Electric Shock, Hit by Objects, Fall / Slips, Hot Work such as Welding and Cutting & during maintenance activities as well as vehicular accidents are probable. Adequate safety measures and Standard Operating Procedures shall be implemented to minimize the possibility of these hazards.
8.3 Could the project be affected by natural disasters causing environmental damage (e.g. floods, earthquakes, landslides, cloudburst etc)? Yes The project site is located in Earthquake Zone-III (Moderate damage Risk Zone) of India. The project site is also susceptible to Cyclones. Adequate care will be taken during design and construction to avoid any disaster like the earth quake.
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 Economic growth associated with proposed project leads to Semi urban like development. This supports the development of ancillary & supporting industries and other related activities.
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment No No such planning has been proposed.
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments No
9.4 Have cumulative effects due to proximity to other existing or planned projects with similar effects Yes Cumulative effects are anticipated as the proposed plant is located in a major industrial zone. Proper care shall be taken while designing and operation of the plant activities so that the environmental parameters are maintained within the norms.
(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 There are no areas protected under international conventions, national or local legislation for their ecological, landscape, cultural or other related value.
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes Hooghly river’s estuary is located just east side of the existing plant at a distance of about 1.5 km. Within the study area, the width of the Hooghly river is more than 5 km.
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration Yes Ganges dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and Ganges Shark (Glyphis gangeticus) are found in the study area. Hilsa fish (Hilsa ilisha) migrate up river to spawn.
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters Yes Hooghly River which is the western-most distributary of the Ganges is located about 1.5 km east of the plant site. In this region, the Hooghly River is tidal. .
5 State, National boundaries No None within 15 km
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas No There are no major public access routes used by the public for access to recreation or other tourists, pilgrim areas within 15 km from the project site.
7 Defence installations Yes Haldia base of Indian Coast Guard located 14.9 km SW of plant boundary within 15 km
8 Densely populated or built-up area Yes Sutahata (Ward 1 of Haldia municipality) is located within the study area.
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) Yes There are a number of Government / Semi-government / Private Hospitals and Schools.
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) Yes The land part of the study area includes rich agricultural land. Fishing carried out in Hoogly River.
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No No area subjected to significant pollution or environmental damage
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 Yes The study area has several petrochemical industries. Also, the study area is located in Earthquake Zone-III (Moderate damage Risk Zone) of India. The study area is also susceptible to Cyclones. Adequate care will be taken during design and construction to avoid any disaster like the earth quake.
(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
(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.
Name of ApplicantRabi
DesignationManaging Director
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)HALDIA ENERGY LTD
AddressBarick Bhawan, 6th Floor, 8 Chittranjan Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal