MINUTES OF 63rd EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (EAC) (THERMAL & COAL MINING) MEETING HELD ON 28th –29th JANUARY 2010

 

 

COAL MINING PROJECTS

 

The 63rd meeting of the EAC (T &C) was held on 28th –29th January 2010 to consider the projects of coal mining sector. The list of participants of EAC and the proponents are given at Annexure-1 and 2 respectively.

 

Confirmation of minutes

The minutes the 61st meeting of the EAC (T &C) held on 17th –18th December 2009 were confirmed with the following corrections:

Item 1, para 3, 1st sentence: The words “ R1, R2 and R3” be replaced with “top seam R4”.

 

Consideration of coal mining projects was taken up as per agenda.

 

1.            Proposed Nerad Malegaon Coal Mining Project (0.15 MTPA by OC and 0.21 MTPA by UG in an ML area of 465 ha) of M/s Wani Coalfields Pvt. Ltd. in village Nerad, Tehsil Jhari-Zamni, Dist. Yavatmal, Maharashtra (Further consideration of TOR)

 

The proposal was considered in EAC (T&C) meeting held on 27th –28th August 2008, wherein the Committee had sought clarifications including of mining by UG method. The proponent made a presentation on the project. It was informed that OC mining would be for 28 years. It was informed that 90% of the ML area consists of agricultural land of black cotton soil. It was clarified that without extraction of the coal by OC mining, UG mining is not feasible as the upper strata are weak. Of the total ML area of 465 ha, 125 ha would be OC mining. It is proposed to undertake mining in the ML in sequence whereby the ML would be divided into 4 pits, and coal would be extracted from Pit 1 of 29 ha by 5th year, 38 ha of Pit 2 by 10th year, 39 ha of Pit 3 by 20th year. Thus, 50% of the land for OC mining would be backfilled by the 10th year. It was informed that the topsoil found in the top 2-4metres, would be used for land reclamation. It was clarified that the drainage of the area would not be disturbed by diversion.

 

The Committee observed that the proposed mine is an isolated patch and the nearest mine 7-8km away. The block has limited reserves of coal and it needs to be determined, if OC mining should be permitted.  The Committee was of the view that proposed project is located in the area with densely intersected natural drainages in the catchments of Rivers Vaidarbha and Llaiya and in view that the information presented on hydrology is inadequate and in order to decide whether OC mining should be permitted, the Committee recommended that a study be undertaken by the proponent on

1.             Framework of hydrological and hydrological regime in the study area.
2.             Preliminary assessments regarding the likely effect of mine drainage on stream flow characteristics

and water quality, especially with respect to Vaidarbha river which passes adjacent to the proposed project.


The Committee after discussions decided that the project could however be granted TOR for undertaking UG mining. The response of the PP was sought in this regard.



2.         Gurha (West) Lignite Mine Project (1 MTPA in 1725ha) of M/s Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd., located in village Gurha, Tehsil Kolayat, district Bikaner, Rajasthan (Further consideration of TOR)

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that the project will meet the coal requirements of a pit head 80MW TPP of M/s Rajasthan Vidyut Nigam Ltd. The total ML area has been reduced to 1725 ha from the original 1950 ha and consists of 1427.53 ha of private land and 297.47 ha of Govt. land. There are 6 villages within the ML area. R&R involves 367 land oustees, 67 PAFs (land and homestead losers) and 2 homestead losers. An area of 32 ha has been identified in village Madhopur located at a distance of 3km. It was informed that the TDS levels of water within the ML is about 5000 mg/l and can be used for dust suppression. It was informed that an estimated 352 m3/d of water would be required for the project which would be met from bore well during the initial 2 years of mine operation and thereafter from the 3rd year onwards, mine pit water would be used. It was informed that both sweet water and brine water are found in the groundwater found in the mine area. It was informed that the linked TPP is to obtain water from Indira Gandhi Canal. It was informed that the crops grown in the area are rainfed- Khariff and single crop only.

 

The Committee desired that a detailed hydrogeology study should be undertaken. The Report already prepared for the Project could be examined by Expert, Groundwater and his comments obtained. The Committee desired that water from IGC be also used for the coalmine project as the Committee was of the view that using brine water of TDS levels as high as 5000 mg/l over the life of the mine for dust suppression and land reclamation would damage the land/soil quality of the ML over the period and would not be fit for any post mining landuse. The Committee desired that the mine pit water be treated in an RO Plant for use by the local habitation/villages. The Committee noted that the maps shown during the presentation indicated a cluster of water courses and was of the view that cutting a deep trench of 180m depth for mining would severely impact the water regime of the area particularly to villages/habitation in the buffer zone.

 

The Committee after discussions decided that the Study conducted by M/s RSMML on the hydrogeology and impacts of mining on the drainage and hydrogeology would be examined by Expert, Groundwater and after obtaining comments, a decision would be made to grant TOR to the project.

 

 

3.       Marki Mangli II, III and IV OCP of M/s Shree Virangana Steels Ltd., located in dist. Yavatmal,  

       Maharashtra (Further consideration of EC based on TOR)

 

The proposal was considered in the EAC (T&C) meetings held on 28th –29th October 2009and on 21st –22nd July 2009 wherein the Committee had desired that the project be reexamined/sought clarifications on a number of issues.

 

The proponent made a presentation. The Committee after discussions was of the view that the Nala Diversion Plan shown does not appear to be technically correct incorporating issues such as gradient. The Committee desired that the proponent relook the issue of Road Diversion, as it did not appear to be suitable for the villages within and adjoining the lease. The Committee desired that the diverted road should pass too close to the external OB dumps and quarry. The Committee noted that the Public Hearing was conducted for the second time, as the first could not be complete due to vehement opposition from the public against the project. The Committee desired that he proponent respond on the specific issues of objections raised during Public Hearing and how they are to be addressed. The Committee desired that a pond within the ML should not be disturbed. The Committee desired that a detailed Project Specific R&R Plan and a CSR Plan be prepared and furnished.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project based upon receipt of the aforesaid details.

 

 

4.          Expansion of Coal Washery (0.6 MTPA to 2 MTPA) of M/s Indo-Unique Flame Ltd. located in Tehsil Wani, Dist. Yavatmal, Maharshtra (Further consideration of TOR)

 

The Committee noted that although the Consent has been renewed to the Unit, the Report of the Maharashtra SPCB on the compliance status of the Consent granted for the original capacity ahs not been received and desired that the same be obtained for consideration of grant of TOR.

 

 

5.          Gondulpura OCP (4 MTPA over 520 ha) of M/s Tenughat Emta Coal Mines Ltd., located in dist. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand (Further consideration of TOR)

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that Phase-I for which exploration has been completed would be started first for which Mining Plan has been approved and EC has been sought. Of the total ML area of 400 ha, Phase-I would be 224 ha. In addition, an area of 82.5 ha outside the Phase-I would be required. This includes an area of 31.30 ha as external OB dumps within the 400 ha ML area, 14.2ha for infrastructure, 30 ha for colony and R&R site and 7 ha for boundary. Thus the total project area for the Phase-I would be 306.5 ha which consists of 124.52 ha of forestland, 164.37 ha of agricultural land, 3.3 ha of settlements and 14.31 ha of water bodies.

 

The Committee desired that patches of dense forests found at the fringe of Phase-I project area should be left out. In addition, areas suitable for agriculture should be restored to agr. use at the post mining stage.

 

Based on the application along with documents and presentation thereon and discussions held, the Committee prescribed the following TOR:

(i)                   An EIA-EMP Report would be prepared for Phase-I of the project for 4 MTPA rated capacity in a total project area of 306.50 ha, which includes 224 ha of ML area for Phase-I based on the generic structure specified in Appendix III of the EIA Notification 2006.

(ii)                  An EIA-EMP Report would be prepared for 4 MTPA rated capacity cover the impacts and management plan for the project specific activities on the environment of the region, and the environmental quality – air, water, land, biotic community, etc. through collection of data and information, generation of data on impacts including prediction modelling for 4 MTPA of coal production based on approval of project/Mining Plan for 4 MTPA. Baseline data collection can be for any season except monsoon.

(iii)                A map specifying locations of the State, District and Project location.

(iii)       A Study area map of the core zone and 10km area of the buffer zone (1: 50,000 scale) clearly delineating the major topographical features such as the land use, surface drainage of rivers/streams/nalas/canals, locations of human habitations, major constructions including railways, roads, pipelines, major industries/mines and other polluting sources. In case of ecologically sensitive areas such as Biosphere Reserves/National Parks/WL Sanctuaries/ Elephant Reserves, forests (Reserved/Protected), migratory corridors of fauna, and areas where endangered fauna and plants of medicinal and economic importance found in the 15 km area of the buffer zone should be given.

(iv)               Land use map (1: 50,000 scale) based on a recent satellite imagery of the study area may also be provided with explanatory note of the land use. Satellite imagery per se is not required.

(v)                Map showing the core zone delineating the agricultural land (irrigated and unirrigated, uncultivable land (as defined in the revenue records), forest areas (as per records), along with other physical features such as water bodies, etc should be furnished.

(vi)               A contour map showing the area drainage of the core zone and 2-5 km of the buffer zone (where the water courses of the core zone ultimately join the major rivers/streams outside the lease/project area) should also be clearly indicated as a separate map.

(vii)             A detailed Site plan of the mine showing the various proposed break-up of the land for mining operations such as the quarry area, OB dumps, green belt, safety zone, buildings, infrastructure, CHP, ETP, Stockyard, township/colony (within and adjacent to the ML), undisturbed area and if any, in topography such as existing roads, drains/natural water bodies are to be left undisturbed along with any natural drainage adjoining the lease /project and modification of thereof in terms of construction of embankments/bunds, proposed diversion/rechannelling of the water courses, etc., approach roads, major haul roads, etc.

In case of any proposed diversion of nallah/canal/river, the proposed route of diversion/modification of drainage and their realignment, construction of embankment etc. should also be shown on the map.

                        Similarly if the project involves diversion of any road/railway line passing through the ML/project area, the proposed route of diversion and its realignment should be shown.

(viii)            Break up of lease/project area as per different land uses and their stage of acquisition.

(ix)       Break-up of lease/project area as per mining operations.

(x)        Impact of changes in the land use due to the start of the projects if much of the land being acquired is agricultural land/forestlnad/grazing land.

(xii)            Collection of one-season (non-monsoon) primary baseline data on environmental quality - air (SPM, RSPM, SOx , NOx and heavy metals such as Hg, Pb, Cr, As, etc), noise, water (surface and groundwater), soil.

(xiii)      Map of the study area (1: 50, 000 scale)  (core and buffer zone clearly delineating the location of various stations superimposed with location of habitats, other industries/mines, polluting sources. The number and location of the stations in both core zone and buffer zone should be selected on the basis of size of lease/project area, the proposed impacts in the downwind (air)/downstream (surface water)/groundwater regime (based on flow). One station should be in the upwind/upstream/non-impact/non-polluting area as a control station. The monitoring should be as per CPCB guidelines and parameters for water testing for both ground water and surface water as per ISI  standards and CPCB classification wherever applicable.

(xiv)      Study on the existing flora and fauna in the study area (10km) carried out by an institution of relevant discipline and the list of flora and fauna duly authenticated separately for the core and buffer zone and a statement clearly specifying whether the study area forms a part of the migratory corridor of any endangered fauna. If the study area has endangered flora and fauna, or if the project falls within 15 km of an ecologically sensitive area, then a comprehensive Conservation Plan should be prepared and furnished along with comments from the CWLW of the State Govt.

(xv)       Details of mineral reserves, geological status of the study are and the seams to be worked, ultimate working depth and progressive stage-wise working scheme until end of mine life should be reflected on the basis of the approved rated capacity and calendar plans of production from the approved Mining Plan. Geological maps and sections should be included. The progressive mine development and final mine closure plan should also be shown in figures.

(xvi)            Details of mining methods, technology, equipment to be used, etc., rationale for selection of that technology and equipment proposed to be used vis-à-vis the potential impacts.

 (xvii)    Impact of mining on hydrology, modification of natural drainage, diversion and channelling of the existing rivers/water courses flowing though the ML and adjoining the lease/project and the impact on the existing users and impacts of mining operations thereon.

(xviii)    Detailed water balance should be provided. The break up of water requirement for the various mine operations should be given separately.

(xix)      Source of water for use in mine, sanction of the competent authority in the State Govt. and impacts vis-à-vis the competing users.

(xx)       Impact of mining and water abstraction use in mine on the hydrogeology and groundwater regime within the core zone and 10 km buffer zone including long–term modelling studies on. Details of rainwater harvesting and measures for recharge of groundwater should be reflected in case there us a declining trend of groundwater availability and/or if the area falls within dark/grey zone.

(xxi)      Impact of blasting, noise and vibrations.                   

(xxii)     Impacts of mining on the AAQ, predictive modelling using the ISCST-3 (Revised) or latest model.

(xxiii)         Impacts of mineral transportation – within and outside the lease/project along with flow-chart indicating the specific areas generating fugitive emissions. Impacts of transportation, handling, transfer of mineral and waste on air quality, generation of effluents from workshop, management plan for maintenance of HEMM, machinery, equipment. Details of various facilities to be provided in terms of parking, rest areas, canteen, and effluents/pollution load from these activities.

(xxiv)         Details of waste generation – OB, topsoil – as per the approved calendar programme, and their management shown in figures as well explanatory chapter with tables giving progressive development and mine closure plan, green belt development, backfilling programme and conceptual post mining land use. OB dump heights and terracing should based on slope stability studies with a max of 28o angle as the ultimate slope. Sections of dumps (ultimate) (both longitudinal and cross section) with relation to the adjacent area should be shown.

(xxv)          Impact and management of wastes and issues of rehandling and backfilling and progressive mine closure and reclamation.

(xxv)     Flow chart of water balance. Treatment of effluents from workshop, township, domestic wastewater, mine water discharge, etc. Details of STP in colony and ETP in mine. Recycling of water to the max. possible extent.

(xxvi)            Occupational health issues. Baseline data on the health of the population in the impact zone and measures for occupational health and safety of the personnel and manpower for the mine.

 (xxviii)  Disaster Management Plan.

(xxix)            Integrating in the Env. Management Plan with measures for minimising use of natural resources - water, land, energy, etc.

(xxx)             Progressive Green belt and afforestation plan (both in text, figures as well as in tables prepared by MOEF).  and selection of species (local) for the afforestation/plantation programme based on original survey/landuse.

(xxvi)         Conservation Plan for the endangered/endemic flora and fauna found in the study area and for safety of animals visiting/residing in the study area and also those using the study area as a migratory corridor.

(xxxi)    Final Mine closure issues, post mining land use and restoration of land/habitat to pre- mining. A Plan for the ecological restoration of the area post mining and for land use should be prepared with detailed cost provisions.

(xxxii)             Including cost of EMP (capital and recurring) in the project cost and for progressive and final mine closure plan.

(xxxiii)   Details of R&R.  Detailed project specific R&R Plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population (including tribals, SC/ST, BPL families)  found in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternate livelihood concerns/employment for the displaced people, civic and housing amenities being offered, etc and costs along with the schedule of the implementation of the R&R Plan.

(xxxiv)   Public Hearing should cover the details of notices issued in the newspaper, proceedings/minutes of public hearing, the points raised by the general public and commitments made by the proponent should be presented in a tabular form. If the Public Hearing is in the regional language, an authenticated English Translation of the same should be provided.

(xxxv)    In built mechanism of self-monitoring of compliance of environmental regulations.

(xxxvi)      Status of any litigations/ court cases filed/pending on the project.

(xxxvi)      Submission of sample test analysis of:

Characteristics of coal - this includes grade of coal and other characteristics – ash, S and heavy metals including levels of Hg, As, Pb, Cr etc.

(xxxvii) Copy of clearances/approvals – such as Forestry clearances, Mining Plan Approval, NOC frm Flood and Irrigation Dept. (if req.), etc.

 

The following general points should be noted:

(i)         All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)            Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)            Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)       After the preparation of the draft EIA-EMP Report as per the aforesaid TOR, the proponent shall get the Public Hearing conducted as prescribed in the EIA Notification 2006 and take necessary action for obtaining environmental clearance under the provisions of the EIA Notification 2006.

(v)                The letter/application for EC should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter prescribing the TOR.

(vi)               The copy of the letter received from the Ministry on the TOR prescribed for the project should be attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vii)       The final EIA-EMP report submitted to the Ministry must incorporate the issues in TOR and that raised in Public Hearing. The index of the final EIA-EMP report, must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report where the specific TOR prescribed by Ministry and the issue raised in the P.H. have been incorporated. Mining Questionnaire (posted on MOEF website) with all sections duly filled in shall also be submitted at the time of applying for EC.

 

After the preparation of the draft EIA-EMP Report as per the aforesaid TOR, and the public Hearing conducted as prescribed in the EIA Notification 2006 and the proponent will take necessary action for obtaining environmental clearance under provisions of the EIA Notification 2006.

 

 

6.         Kolar Pimpri Extension OCP (Expansion from 511 ha to 1488.42 ha and prod. from 1.05 MTPA to 1.50 MTPA) of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd. located in dist. Yavatmal, Maharashtra (EC based on TOR granted on 17.12.2007)

 

The proposal is for expansion in production from 1.05 MTPA to 1.50 MTPA and expansion of lease area from 511 ha to a total ML area of 1488.42 ha in Tehsil Wani, Yavatmal, Maharashtra. EC was obtained in 2005 for 1.05 MTPA project. Of the total land area, 978.92 ha are is to be acquired of which 961.45 ha is agr. land and 17.47 ha is wasteland. Of the expansion area, 357.65 ha would be for quarry, 674.55 ha is for ext. OB dump, 5 ha for infrastructure including CHP, 40 ha for diversion of nallah, 55 ha is for embankment an approach road, an 356.22 ha is area for rationalisation. A 3 km long embankment is proposed along River Wardha flowing along the ML boundary and 2.5 km of nallah at a distance of 400m form the quarry edge. At the post mining stage, a total of 902.28 ha would be afforested/ plantation developed comprising of 674.55 ha of ext. OB dumps, excavation of 88.73 ha, embankment of 30ha, vacant land of 104 ha and infrastructure 1 ha and diversion of nallah 4 ha. A void of 268.92 ha would be left in the decoaled quarry. Project involves R&R of 4 villages – Gowari, Aheri, Kolera and Pimpri. Life of the expansion project would be 27 years.

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that it is an old mine operating since 1992-93. Of the total agricultural land required, 479.46 ha is in possession and 961 ha are to be acquired. It was informed that the external OB dump is 60-65m height. The total volume of OB in external OB dump is estimated as 244.945 Mm3 and volume of OB in internal dump is 37.339 Mm3. It was informed that Gowari village has already been resettled. Aheri, Kolera and Pimpri are yet to be resettled.

 

 

6.         Kolar Pimpri Extension OCP (Expansion from 511 ha to 1488.42 ha and prod. from 1.05 MTPA to 1.50 MTPA) of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd. located in dist. Yavatmal, Maharashtra (EC based on TOR granted on 17.12.2007)

 

The proposal is for expansion in production from 1.05 MTPA to 1.50 MTPA and expansion of lease area from 511 ha to a total ML area of 1488.42 ha in Tehsil Wani, Yavatmal, Maharashtra. EC was obtained in 2005 for 1.05 MTPA project. Of the total land area, 978.92 ha are is to be acquired of which 961.45 ha is agr. land and 17.47 ha is wasteland. Of the expansion area, 357.65 ha would be for quarry, 674.55 ha is for ext. OB dump, 5 ha for infrastructure including CHP, 40 ha for diversion of nallah, 55 ha is for embankment an approach road, an 356.22 ha is area for rationalisation. A 3 km long embankment is proposed along River Wardha flowing along the ML boundary and 2.5 km of nallah at a distance of 400m form the quarry edge. At the post mining stage, a total of 902.28 ha would be afforested/ plantation developed comprising of 674.55 ha of ext. OB dumps, excavation of 88.73 ha, embankment of 30ha, vacant land of 104 ha and infrastructure 1 ha and diversion of nallah 4 ha. A void of 268.92 ha would be left in the decoaled quarry. Project involves R&R of 4 villages – Gowari, Aheri, Kolera and Pimpri. Life of the expansion project would be 27 years.

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that it is an old mine operating since 1992-93. Of the total agricultural land required, 479.46 ha is in possession and 961 ha are to be acquired. It was informed that the external OB dump is 60-65m height. The total volume of OB in external OB dump is estimated as 244.945 Mm3 and volume of OB in internal dump is 37.339 Mm3. It was informed that Gowari village has already been resettled. Aheri, Kolera and Pimpri are yet to be resettled.

 

The committee observed that the hydrogeological studies carried out by the proponent need to be relooked into, in the context of mining impact on temporal and long term variability of ground water regime. It was further suggested that representative observational wells/ piezometers should be  considered for such studies.  The Committee noted that SPM levels to be high and desired that the data be rechecked and reasons be identified. The Committee desired that a season baseline data on air quality and AQIP Modelling for the project and its study area should be carried out. The met. data should be for the same season as the season for AAQ data collection.  The Committee desired that a provision of Rs 5/tonne of coal be made for undertaking socio-economic activities for the adjoining villages under CSR. The Committee desired that the PP create funds for R&R and interest on the same be used for maintenance of R&R colony, by creation of a Corpus Fund.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of these details.

 

 

7.          Sharda UG (peak capacity of 0.315 MTPA in an ML area of 307.50 ha) of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd., located in dist. Chindwara, M.P. (EC based on TOR granted on 11.07.2008)

 

The proponent made a presentation.  The proposal is for opening a new underground mine of a total ML area is 307.50 ha and production capacity is 0.315 MTPA. Of the total ML area, 289.65 ha is agr. land, 8.35 ha is wasteland and 9.50 ha is forestland which is to be acquired for surface rights.  Coal would be extracted by Bord & Pillar method and transported to surface by belt conveyors. Coal would be transported to Palachauri Railway Siding at a distance of 8 km, which would be black topped and avenue plantation developed. Estimated life of the mine is 28 years. Subsidence study has been carried out in the adjacent mine with similar geo-mining characteristics and found to have no impact on subsidence.

 

The Committee suggested that the impact of underground mining on the aquifers and ground water flow systems needs to be studied expeditiously, especially in the context of underground mining and likely subsidence in the study area. The Committee desired that a provision of Rs 5/tonne of coal be made for undertaking socio-economic activities for the adjoining villages under CSR. The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of these details.

 

 

 

8.         Bhakra UG (0.27 MTPA based on peak capacity in an ML area of 227.141 ha) of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd., located dist. Chindwara, M.P. (EC based on TOR granted on 20.03.2009)

 

The proposal is for opening a new UG mine over 227.141 ha of which 221.71 ha is for mining rights and 6.431 ha is for surface rights. Life of the project is 15 years. There are no National parks/Sanctuaries /Biosphere Reserves within 15 m radius of the project site.  The mine would be mechanised using LHD onto belt conveyors. A CHP is proposed on within the ML for which dust suppression measures would be taken up and from which coal would be dispatched. Coal transportation road would be black topped.

 

The proponent made a presentation.

 

The Committee suggested that the impact of underground mining on the aquifers and ground water flow systems needs to be studied expeditiously, especially in the context of underground mining and likely subsidence in the study area The Committee also desired that the AQIP Modelling be rechecked. The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of these details.

 

 

9.            Chattarpur I&II UG (expn. from 0.41 MTPA to 1 MTPA and ML area from 356.37 ha to 825.338 ha) of M/s Western Coalfields Ltd., located in dist. Betul., M.P. (EC based on TOR granted on 26.08.2008)

 

EC was granted to Chattarpur–II UG project on 12.12.1994. TOR was granted to Chattarpur-II on 17.12.2007. The present proposal is for expansion of combined project of the two mines- Chattarpur I  & II UG Expn. (0.41 MTPA to 1.00 MTPA and lease area from 356.37 ha to 825.338 ha. Mining Rights is for mining Chhattrpuir I and infrastructure of the project would be established in Chattarpur-II. Mining is proposed to be carried out in forestland after 10 years. FC has been applied for. Coal from the Ml would be transported to Satpura TPP in 20-T trucks.

 

The Committee desired that the road for mineral transportation should be developed with 3-tier plantation. The Committee had during the framing of TOR desired that monitoring of groundwater should be continued as F content was found to be high. The Committee recommended that the water quality of mine water be monitored by the proponent for 3 years during post project monitoring , and, thenafter if the water quality in the vicinity is found to be acidic/contaminated, the  costs of remedial measures to be bourne by the proponent. State Water Resource/ Ground Water agencies to undertake monitoring of ground water quality in  such areas on long term basis. Discharge of mine water to surface water bodies/land should be after treatment as per General Standards notified under EPA. The Committee desired that a provision of Rs 5/tonne of coal be made for undertaking socio-economic activities for the adjoining villages under CSR.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of these details.

 

 

10.          Shankarpur (Bhatgaon-II) & Extension Coalmine (OC 2 MTPA and UG 0.17 MTPA over an ML area of 3332.49 ha) of M/s Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp. Ltd. located in dist. Sarguja, Chhattisgarh (Reconsideration of TOR)

 

The proposal was considered in the EAC (T&C) meeting held on 28th –29th October 2009 wherein it had been decided that the representatives of the Tribal Dept. should also appear before the Committee in view of a large scale displacement of tribals in the villages located within the ML.

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that of the total ML area of 3332.49 ha, 539.02 ha is Protected Forests and 480.64 ha is Chote Jhad Ke Jungle, Tribal tenancy land 1289.34, and other tenancy land is 717.48 ha. The density of forest found within the ML is in the range of 0.4-0.6. Of the total 2 MTPA of coal production, 0.17 MTPA is by UG mining and the balance 1.83 MTPA is by OC mining. The Committee was informed that keeping in view that the State is predominantly tribal, the State of Chhattisgarh has formulated a Model R&R Policy and a separate Tribal Affairs Dept has been established for welfare of the tribal and backward communities. The project involves R&R of only two villages- Mayapur and Shankarpur consisting of a total 577 PAFs and 1928 land losers and the remaining 5 villages would remain at a distance of 100m from the quarry. The project has a potential of employing a total of 1600 persons.  Survey of the villages indicates that of the displaced population, 51% is ST, 10% is SC, i.e. a total 61% belong to SC/ST communities.

 

The representatives of Govt. of Chhatisgarh informed that a number of schemes have been formulated for the development of regions since the State has predominantly high tribal population. The representatives, Mines also informed that the development would help improve the socio-economic status of the local population that would benefit the tribals.

 

The Committee noted that although 2 villages only have been identified for R&R, the project would require displacement of all 7 villages as it would not be feasible to carry out opencast mining operations within 100m form habitations.  The Committee desired to know the details of socio-economic survey that has been carried out of the affected villages. The Committee stated that the GOI has formulated the Tribal Dev. Plan as per which a number of socio-economic measures and schemes should be under implementation, even if such developmental projects do not come up in the area. The Committee desired to know the extent of involvement of the Tribal Affairs Dept., in view of the large-scale displacement involved. The Committee noted that even if a large number of persons are given employment, it might not help those persons who do not get direct employment. The Committee also noted that large-scale diversion of the forest in the project area and its adjoining areas would result in loss of minor forest produce, which the tribals must be dependent upon and the options that are available for addressing loss of livelihood and sustenance. The Committee desired that the Director, State Tribal Welfare Dept. consult Secretary, Tribal Affairs and Chief Minister of the Chhattisgarh. And also desired that the PP interact with the local people and head of Panchayat and obtain their views.

 

The Committee after discussions decided that Secretary and Director, Tribal Welfare, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, appear before the Committee on the following issues:

 

(i)                  Details of the Socio-economic survey conducted on the population to be displaced from the project. The details should be presented for not only the villages of Mayapur and Shankarpur but also the other 5 villages, which would require to be relocated.

(ii)                Details of Tribal Dev. Plan of the GOI under implementation in the 7 villages.

(iii)               Schemes of the Govt. of Chhatisgarh under implementation of the Tribals in the area.

(iv)               Issues vis-à-vis the Forest Rights Act.

(v)                Outline/Conceptual R&R Plan for the project

(vi)               Capacity building for the person to be employed.

(vii)             Alternate livelihood issues for those not to be given direct employment and how they are to be addressed by the proponent and by the Govt. of Chhattisgarh.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of the details sought by the Committee in the aforesaid paras.

 

 

11.          Semaria-Piparia Underground Coalmine Project (0.3 MTPA in 500 ha) of M/s M.P. State Mining Corp. Ltd., located in dist. Umaria, M.P. (TOR)

 

The proponent made a presentation. The ML area of 500 ha consists of 215.6 ha of Revenue forest, 10 ha of Reserve Forest and 156 ha of agricultural land. It was informed that the proposed Semaria-Piparia Underground Coalmine Project is located at a distance of 7.75km from the Core zone of the Bandavgarh Tiger Reserve. The project is at the edge of the proposed buffer zone, which is not notified so far. The Incline of the Project would be established at a distance of about 3km form the boundary of the Core Zone of the Tiger Reserve. The proponent informed stated that since the project is an underground project and requires no surface blasting, there would be negligible impacts on the environment.

 

The Field Director, Bandavgarh Tiger Reserve informed that the tigers have been recorded to move into the buffer zone area which is at the edge of the Project and a map delineating the Core zone of the Tiger Reserve and the proposed Buffer zone was shown to EAC. He informed that there are a few villages and a few old operating underground mines within the proposed buffer zone. He informed that Tigers have been reported in Ghaghra village in the buffer zone. He further informed that the Core zone consists of the Pampatha WL Sanctuary and the Bandavgarh Tiger Reserve. There are two existing UG projects, which have a continuous boundary with the proposed project. He clarified that the Tiger Corridor was on the other side of the Reserve and away from the UG mines. The Field Director stated that establishing a new Underground Project in the vicinity of the Tiger Reserve would be detrimental to the tiger conservation efforts of the State Government. The Project’s commencement would involve a number of ancillary activities and infrastructure that would also come up in the area, which would be detrimental to the ecology and forests in the area.

 

The Committee after discussions recommended rejection of the proposal for grant of TOR in view of the anticipated impacts of the proposed underground mining project on the Tiger Reserve and decided that the Ministry request allotment of another Block to the proponent.

 

 

12.       Argada Sikra Group of Mines of M/s Central Coalfields Ltd. located in dist. Bokaro, Jharkhand (EC based on TOR granted on 11.12.2008)

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that the Argada and Sirka Group of Mines of two leases of a total area of 907.04 ha of a combined capacity of 1.29 MTPA. Sirka lease is 362.56 ha and consists of Sirka UP and Sirka OCP and Argada ML has Argada UGP of 544.48 ha. Sirka OCP & Sirka UG-362.55 ha peak capacity 1.150 MTPA for OCP and 0.046MTPA for UG and Argada UGP 544.48 ha has a peak capacity of 0.097 MTPA.  Grade of coal is A and B. The proponent agreed to submit a conceptual project plan. It was informed that the external OB dumps near River Damodar are very old and reclaimed. It was informed that UG mining would be by depillaring with stowing. It was informed that an amount of Rs 576.81 lakhs has been allocated and agreed to provide 15%-20% more from allocated amount.

 

The Committee observed that the basis of cluster approach for mine integrating the reclamation of old abandoned mines, with expansion/mining the existing mines which requires to be brought out clearly. The Committee noted that since the mines are presently under operation/to be expanded, project approval is necessary incorporating the additional man power, additional production and additional cost of the project which would be required at the time of grant of EC. The Committee desired that the issues waste management and dump plan, Mine Closure and mine reclamation of old abandoned mines be integrated in the project Report. The Committee noted that photographs of the existing status of the project – location, status of dumps, proximity to River, etc have not been presented. The Committee desired that Conceptual post-mining land use details should be furnished in MOEF tables especially for Argada OCP, which is to close in 2011-12. The Committee observed that Sirka OCP is adjoining River Damodar and has been operating for many decades much before environmental regulations came into effect and as result, OB has been dumped very near to the River. The Committee desired that details of HFL of River Damodar and distance from the quarry and external OB dump should be furnished. The Committee sought clarification regarding mining in the mineralised area left out between Sirka OC and Sirka UG. The Committee desired that an amount of Rs 5/tonne of coal would be spent on CSR for the adjoining villages.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of the details including tentative project plan for the expansion project and based on the cluster approach.

 

 

13.            Kathara OCP (nominal 0.96 MTPA and peak (1.90 MTPA) in an ML area of 792.81 ha) of M/s CCL, located in Dist. Bokaro, Jharkhand (Further consideration of EC based on TOR)

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that Kathara OCP is an old mine with a balance life of 7 years. There are a number of external OB dumps within the ML of which it is proposed to rehandle 6.5 M3 of OB from the OB dump near River Damodar.

 

The Committee desired that a retaining wall be provided instead of rehandling old stabilised OB dumps. The Committee noted that along with the air quality monitoring stations, seasonal wind rose, and the seasons should be mentioned both in the EIA-EMP Report and in the presentation. The Committee desired that an amount of Rs 5/tonne of coal should be earmarked for CSR. The Committee desired that a sub-committee consisting of Prof. C.R. Babu, Expert Ecology and Habitat Restoration of Mined Out Areas and Shri B.P. Singh, Director, DGMS undertake a site visit on the aspects of waste management and mine reclamation.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of the Report of the Sub-Committee.

 

 

14.       Rohne Opencast Coal mine Project (8 MTPA) of M/s Rohne Coal Company Ltd., located in North Karanpura coalfields, District Hazaribagh, Jharkhand (Further consideration of EC based on TOR granted on 25.08.2008)

 

The proposal was considered in the EAC (T&C) meeting held on 23rd –24th June 2009. The proposal is for opening a new opencast coalmine of 8 MTPA capacity in North Karanpura coalfields. Of the total ML area of 1245 ha, 1185.79 ha is forestland. Of the total forestland of 1185.79 ha, 564.87 ha is dense forest (0.4 density or above), 15.21 ha is open forest, 605.71 ha is scrub forest. Application for diversion of forestland is with State Govt. A number of endangered flora-fauna are found in the core zone and buffer zone of the project (study area). Schedule-I fauna found include Indian Elephant Sloth Bear, Leopard, Pangolin, Lepoard cat, Hyeana, etc and their prey species. A number of Schedule-II fauna are also found. Mining Plan approved is for opencast operations only in an area of 825 ha on the eastern side and for the remaining area, exploration is still on and report is awaited. There are no WL Sanctuaries, National Parks or other ecologically sensitive areas found within 15 km of the core zone. CWLW, Govt. of Jharkhand has recommended the project for EC subject to the proponent’s participation in a Regional WL Conservation Plan, which is under preparation. R&R involves 109 PAFs. Life of the mine is 28 years.

 

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was clarified that the forest density was in the range of 0.1-0.4. It was informed that the various options of coal evacuation have been studied. An option of conveyor entirely through non-forestland was disregarded, as it would involve a displacement of 150 houses. Also, keeping in view the steep gradient of the area, the most feasible option was found to be conveyor system of a length of 8km, a part of which would require passing through a fringe of forestland of 7ha and an application has been made to the State Govt. It was informed that it is proposed to undertake CSR for 68 villages in the nearby areas.

 

The Committee desired that a Conceptual R&R Plan should be furnished. The Committee desired that mine water be treated before discharge outside the mien premises. The representative, Forest Wing, MOEF informed that forestry clearance has not been granted yet. The Committee desired that the Mining Plan approved should specify that quarrying would be undertaken only on the eastern side for the initial 28 years allowing free movement of wild animals to pass through the lease to nearby forests. After completion of mining and reclamation and habitat restoration of the mined out pit, mining is proposed in the remaining area of 425 ha on the western side. The Committee desired that a provision of Rs 22.5 crores be made towards capital cost for CSR and details of villages identified for undertaking various socio-economic activities over the life of the project and an annual (revenue) expenditure of Rs 4 crores or Rs 5 per tonne of coal, whatever is higher. The Committee desired that before the start of mining operations, the Regional WL Conservation Plan should be in place and the forestry clearance should also be subject to the project specific and regional wildlife conservation plan addressing the conservation of wildlife found in the area. The Committee desired that in addition to the budget for R&R of Rs 895 lakhs, an additional amount for establishment of two schools for Rs 30 lakhs should be provided. The details of status of expenditure on the various activities under the R&R Action Plan for the total budget of R&R of Rs 1025 lakhs should be uploaded on the company website. The implementation of R&R should be completed by 18 months. An amount of Rs 1 core per annum should be earmarked for the R&R Colony for life of the project.

 

The Committee after discussions recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to confirmation of the aforesaid conditions.

 

 

15.       Dumri Coal Mines (1 MTPA in ML 383 ha) of M/s Nilachal Iron & Power Ltd., located in North Karanpura Coalfields, Tehsil Terhesa, Dist. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand – EC based on TOR granted on 25.08.2008) 

 

The proponent made a presentation. It was informed that the proposal is for opening a new opencast coalmine of 1 MTPA capacity in a total ML area of 383 ha of which forestland is 276 ha, which includes deemed forest and of the remaining non-forestland, agriculture land is 83 ha, wasteland is 6 ha, water body is 8ha and settlements is 10 ha. The porpoent agreed that an area of 93 ha of forestland on the western side of the lease, which is not part of mining operations and to be left undisturbed. The final ML area has therefore been reduced to 183 ha. The agricultural land within the ML is non-irrigated. It was informed that the density of the forest is around 0.3 and the total number of trees enumerated was 104. It was informed that the Bandori nala flowing within the ML joins Hingraj River, which joins River Ghagra and it is proposed to divert the Bandori nala and realign it to its original course at the lease boundary. Grade of coal is ‘F’. R&R involves 534 households.

 

The Committee was of the view that there appeared to be some error in the enumeration as there should be more trees in a forest with a density of 0.3 and this should be rechecked for obtaining forestry clearance. The Committee desired that the details of land use vis-à-vis mining operations should be brought out in a tabular form and landuse Plan based on latest satellite image should be furnished. The Committee desired that the approval of the State Govt. should be obtained for diversion of nala as the lease gradient was steep and the diversion has to be in conformity with the gradient. The Committee desired that the stretch of nala flowing in the middle part of the lease should not be disturbed and desired that the proponent furnish a revised map as per the decisions.  The Committee desired that the 93 ha of forestland should be acquired/diverted and got deleted from the mining lease area. The Committee desired that a project specific R&R Plan should be prepared (and not the R&R Policy) and furnished. A detailed socio-economic survey carried out since the area is predominantly tribal. The R&R should include skill development schemes and schemes for alternate livelihood and also access to minor forest produce which the tribals are dependent for their livelihood. The details of civic amenities to be provided in the R&R colony and the total capital and revenue costs of various activities should be given as part of the Plan. The Committee desired that an annual Budget of Rs 2 crore be earmarked as Corpus Fund for the maintenance of the R&R Colony for the life of the project. The Committee also desired that a provision of capital cost of Rs 1 core and Rs 5 per tonne of coal as revenue costs be made for CSR activities for the nearby villages, the details of which (number and names and the activities) should be furnished. The Committee desired that the details of coal evacuation from the mine to the linked project should be given and desired that the proposed Tori-Hazaribagh railway line be extended so that an Integrated Pan for coal transportation from all the coal blocks in the area be prepared to minimise fragmentation of the forests in the area in consultation with the Forest Department, Govt. of Jharkhand and the coal transportation from this Block by closed conveyors –cum-rail link dovetailed with the Integrated Plan. The Committee desired that a list of Schedule-I fauna found in the area authenticated by a wildlife expert/DFO/recognised institution of relevant discipline should be furnished along with a WL Conservation Plan.

 

The Committee after discussions decided to further consider the project upon receipt of the aforesaid details.

 

 

16.       Gare IV/1 Opencast Coal Mine Project (6 MTPA) and expansion of Coal Washery from 2.4 MTPA to 3.2 MTPA and Expansion in ML area from 705.556 ha to 978.654 ha) of M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., located in dist. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh (EC based on TOR granted on 24.04.2008)

 

The proponent made a presentation. EC had been granted on 06.12.2005 for the project of a production capacity of 6 MTPA in an ML area of 705.556 ha. It was explained that the project involves expansion in the ML area from 705.556 ha to 978.654 ha and since the additional area of 273.098 ha falling between the ML boundary and the Orissa border was found to be mineralised, the Ministry of Coal had proposed a Revision of the Mining Plan to merge the additional area with the ML of this mine for the purpose of conservation of coal and accordingly the Mining Plan for the existing project had required revision.  It was informed that while the Mining Plan had been under Revision for expansion in ML area, the project had continued production at the existing capacity of 6 MTPA for which an EC had been granted by MOEF earlier on 06.12.2005.TOR for the proposed expansion in ML area and expansion in washery capacity from 2.4 MTPA to 3.2 MTPA was granted on 24.04.2008. However, the application for EC could not be made earlier, as the public hearing was not conducted in the stipulated time.

 

The proponent made a presentation beginning with a presentation on the CSR and R&R issues. The videography on the Public Hearing conducted on the project was also shown to the Committee. The proceedings of Public Hearing and the individual responses received from the Chhattisgarh Environemnt Conservation Board were also submitted before the EAC. It was informed that there are 6 villages within the ML area and 4 adjoining the ML. It was further informed that there are no tribal hutments or hamlets found within the forestland. R&R involves 705 PAPs, which includes 180 losers of homesteads, and 350 land losers and 170 land and homestead losers. The mineral transportation is by road involving 40-T trucks of 40-50 trips per day for transporting 2 MTPA of clean coal and 1 MT of middling. In addition, the company is establishing 2x150MW TPP for which the 2 MTPA coal. It was clarified that the study area did not form a part of the elephant migratory corridor or elephant habitat. It was informed that clearance from State Dept. for groundwater use has been applied. The proponent also made a presentation on the steps taken in the EIA-EMP Report/addressed with reference to the following representations received on the project/public hearing:

 

(i)                  Letter dated 29.09.2009 from Jan Chetna on the Public Hearing held on 25.09.2009.

(ii)                A letter dated 30.09.2009 received from President’s Secretariat from Sh Ranbiti & Others, village Nagramunda, Janjgir, Dist. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on the Public Hearing.

(iii)               Letter dated 21.09.2009 from Ekta Parishad Chhattisgarh objecting to the EIA Report

(iv)               Representation dated 07.10.2009 received from President’s Secretariat of Shri Ganesh Ram & Others village Nagramunda, Janjgir, Dist. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on the Public Hearing.

 

The Committee noted that forestry clearance has not been obtained for 91.7 ha of forestland with a density of 0.1-0.4 found within the existing ML area. The Committee desired that the ML outlined in the study area and the shortest distance of elephant migratory corridor be obtained from the CWLW and a specific clarification whether the ML forms a part of elephant habitat or whether movement of elephants has been reported within the study area. The Committee desired that Copies of approval of Ministry of Coal for Modification of Mining Plan and Revision of Mining plan for the expansion project be furnished. The Committee noted that there are 10 villages- 6 within the ML and 4 adjoining the ML which are predominantly (96%) backward (SC/ST/OBC). The Committee desired that the exact quantum of clean coal, middling and coal rejects and the ash characteristics and their end use (linked Plant, waste dump, etc) details be furnished. The Committee desired that since the levels of NOx and SOx in the ambient air has increased, the Committee desired that vehicles used for mineral transportation should be regularly maintained and checked for compliance of emission regulations. In addition, Awareness camps on vehicular pollution should also be set up for the general population in the area under CSR. The Committee desired that a project specific Conceptual R&R Plan for the expansion project should be prepared and furnished. A provision of Rs 1 crore per annum should be earmarked as Corpus Fund for the general maintenance of the R&R colony. The Committee noted that the proponent has not identified a R&R site for 113 households. The Committee also desired that the status of the R&R for the existing project along with photos of the R&R colony, etc should be presented before the Committee. In addition, the Committee desired that a detailed CSR Plan be drawn for the expansion project and presented. The Committee further desired that the details of the various activities under CSR for which a Budget of Rs 6.24 crores has been made should be provided. The Committee desired that a provision of Rs 5 per tonne of coal for revenue costs for CSR should be made for the life of the project. The Committee also desired that the compliance status of the earlier EC be furnished and presented. The Committee desired that prior approval of the State Groundwater board should be obtained for use of groundwater for the washery operations.

 

The Committee decided to further consider the project based on receipt of the aforesaid details.

 

 

17.       Parsa East and Kanta Basan Opencast Coal Mine Project (10 MTPA) and Pit Head Coal Washery (10 MTPA) of M/s Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., of Hasdeo-Arand Coalfields located in Dist. Sarguja, Chhattisgarh  (Further consideration of EC based on TOR granted on 18.03.2008 read with TOR dated 11.07.2008 granted for coal washery)

 

The proponent sought deferment of their proposal to the next meeting.

 

 

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

 

 

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Annexure-1

 

PARTICIPATION OF 63rd EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (THERMAL & COAL MINING) IN THE MEETING HELD ON 28-29th JANUARY 2010 ON COAL SECTOR PROJECTS

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1.         Shri A Balraj                                                                                     Chairman

 

2.         Prof. C.R.Babu                                                           ……                                 Vice-Chairman

 

3.         Shri T.K. Dhar                                                                                            Member

 

4.         Shri V.K. Singh                                                                              Member

 

5.         Dr. Sudhakar Reddy                                                 ..                      Member

 

6.         Dr.Arijit Dey                                                                                        Member

 

7.         Dr. S.D. Attri                                                                                       Member

 

8.         Dr.S.K. Paliwal                                                                                   Member

 

9.         Smt. Seema Arora                                                                         Member

 

10.        Prof. R.V. Rama Rao                                                                            Member

 

11.        Shri B.P. Singh                                                                                     Member

 

12.        Dr. T. Chandini                                                                                            Director, MOEF

 

13.        Dr. Rubab Jaffer                                                                                 Scientific Officer, MOEF

 

 

Special Invitees

 

14.        Shri C.K. Patil, Field Director, Bandavgarh Tiger Reserve, Govt. of M.P. – For Item 11

 

15.        Shri Anmol Kumar, DIG (Wildlife), MOEF, New Delhi – For Items 14 and 15

 

16.        Shri C.D. Singh, AIG (FC), MOEF, New Delhi – For Items 14 and 15

 

17.        Shri R.S. Vishwakarma, Secretary, Mines Govt. Of Chhattisgrah and MD, CMDC for Item 10

 

18.        Shri L.K. Mishra, OSD, SC/ST Development Dept., Govt. Of Chhattisgrah for Item 10.

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Annexure-2

 

PARTICIPANTS OF 63rd MEETING OF EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (THERMAL & COAL MINING) HELD ON 28th –29th JANUARY 2010 ON COAL MINING PROJECTS

 

1.         M/s Wani Coalfields Pvt. Ltd.

1.      Shri J.K. Bigaria, Director

2.      Shri V.K. Jain, Director

3.      Shri Ashok Mundharu, Sr. VP

4.       Dr. V.P. Thergaokar. Consultant

 

2.         M/s Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd.

1.      Dr. Aman Sharma, Consultant

2.      Shri Harsen

3.      Shri L.S. Rathore, CGM (Lignite), RSMM

4.      Shri K.C. Sharma, DGM (Geology), RSMML

 

3.         M/s Shree Virangana Steels Ltd.

1.      Shri Surendra C Lodha, Director

2.      Shri Ashish Shukla

3.      Shri Barhil Shukla, Consultant

4.      Shri M.V. Raghava, Consultant

5.      Shri Hari Prasad, Consultant

 

4.         M/s Indo-Unique Flame Ltd.

1.      Shri Ajay R Rathi

2.      Shri P. Shukla, Consultant

3.      Shri M.V. Raghava, Consultant

4.      Shri Hari Prasad, Consultant

 

5.         M/s Tenughat Emta Coal Mines Ltd.

1.    Shri A.K. Tooley, Executive Director

2.    Shri N.C. Mukherjee, Director

3.    Dr.B.K. Tewary, Scientsit, CIMFR

5.  Dr. M.K. Chakrovorty, CIMFR

6.  Shri S.C. Chatterjee

7.  Shri A.R. Sharma, Emta

8.  Shri Nirmal Kumar

9.  Shri Vikas Nagar

 

6.         M/s Western Coalfields Ltd.

1.    Shri Om Prakash, Dir (T)

2.    Shri A.C. Ray, OSD (Env.)

3.    Shri Anand Mohan, CG&D

4.    Shri A.D. Jaokar

5.    Shri K. Chakrovorty

 

7.         M/s Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp. Ltd.

1.    Shri L.K. Srivastava, President, JVCO

2.    Shri R.S. Vishwakarma, MD, CMDC

3.    Shri P.S. Yadav, GM, CMDC

4.    Ms. Marisha Sharma, Director, MINMEC

 

8.         M/s M.P. State Mining Corp. Ltd.

1.       Shri S.K. Mandal, ED, M.P. SMCL

2.       Shri S.P. Mishra, M.P. AMRL

3.       Shri S.Y. Wakhay

4.       Shri Deeptendu, ACC

5.       Shri K.M. Gupta, ACC

6.       Shri U.W. Datey, Consultant

 

9.         M/s Central Coalfields Ltd.

1.       Shri Sumit Ghosh, CGM (E&F)

2.       Shri B.K. Sharma, Dy. Chief Eng.

3.       Shri Prabhu Prasad, Supdt. Engr.

4.       Shri Pramod Kumar, SOM

5.       Shri A.K. Singh, Dy. C.E.

 

10.       M/s Rohne Coal Company Ltd.

1.               Dr.V.M. Sastri, Assoc. VP, JSW

2.               Shri R.P. Goyal, Director

3.               Shri Rajamani Krishnamurti, AVP

4.               Shri H.S. Sohal, Adv. (Env.)

5.               Shri S.B. Singh, Crystal Consultant

6.               Shri S.Kumar, Crystal Consultant

 

11.       M/s Nilachal Iron & Power Ltd.

1.               Shri Arun Sinha, GM (CA)

2.               Shri I.J. talim, VP

3.               Shri S. Hazarika, MGR

4.               Shri A.K. Pandey, GGS

5.               Shri N.C. Verma, Consultant

 

12.       M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.

1.              Shri D.N. Abrol, ED (RM)

2.              Shri P.S. Dhillon, Sr. V.P.

3.              Shri S.R. Chary, AVP

4.              Shri V. ravi Kumar, GM, Corporate Affairs

5.              Brig. K.K. Chopra, JSPL, Head CSR

6.              Shri S.K. Nath

7.              Dr. Sneha Saxena

8.              Shri B.D. Sharma, MD, MINMEC

 

 

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