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(I) Basic Information
S.No.Item Details
Is your project Comes under Notified Industrial Area NA
Whether proposal involved violation of EIA notificationN/A
Weather Consent to Establishment ObtainedN/A
Upload copy of CTE N/A
Name of the Project/s Proposed Gidhmuri & Paturia Coal Mine of 5.6 MTPA in ML area of 1751.92 ha by Open Cast Mining
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/CG/CMIN/68243/2017
Project Cost 201000 lacs
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 5.6 MTPA, 1751.92 ha ha.
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. 0 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 projectGidhmuri, Paturia, Madanpur and Uchlenga
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.1/1,1/2, 2/1,13/4 etc
Town / VillageGidhmuri, Paturia, Madanpur and Uchlenga
State of the projectChhattisgarh
Details of State of the project State Name District Name Tehsil Name
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Korba, 100 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Raipur, 260 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Korba , 100 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given) Gidhmuri, Paturia, Madanpur and Uchlenga
13. Name of the Applicant DEVENDRA
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Applicant DEVENDRA
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) CHIEF ENGINEER (CIVIL:PROJ-II)
Pin code 492013
Telephone No. 771-2574570
Fax No. 771-07712574579
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?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
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?Yes
Uploaded Order/PolicyAnnexure-Uploaded order/policy
Whether any Forest Land Involved?Yes
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)1466.839 ha.
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 The present land use of ML area is primarily forest area and rainfed agriculture land and will be converted into coal mining activity The block is characterized by undulating topography with several mounds as well as elevated and flat 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. Diversion of 1478.859 ha of forest land is involved for which a proposal for approval under Forest Clearance, application has to be applied.
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 Preliminary Geological investigation has been carried out by drilling 201 boreholes (119 boreholes in Paturia Block + 82 boreholes in Gidhmuri Block) covering latter geological block area of 2740 Hact and however ML area (1751.92 Hectare) is well within the geological block
1.5 Construction works? Yes Mine office building, rest house, canteen, Service / Welfare, Township, Workshops, Coal handling Plant, Store, Substation, Roads, Culverts, magazine and other associated ancillary facilities etc in the Mining lease area. Community Building – School, R&R Colony, Dispensary, welfare center etc
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, sub-station, ETP, STP explosives magazine storage and machine washery etc. Community Building – School, Colony, Dispensary, rest house etc. A township for about 662 families will be constructed.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No Underground mining will be carried out after 30 years.
1.10 Reclamation works? Yes Plantation will be carried out in area(s) which will not affect mining operation as per the mine closure plan. Phase wise reclamation will be carried out as per Mining Closure Plan approved by Ministry of Coal.
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 5.6 MTPA.
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 Solid waste: Lease period of 30 Years, the total overburden will be generated of 644.95 Mm3. Only 25.65 Mm3 is proposed to be dumped externally, while the remaining 619.30 Mm3 of OB is proposed to be dumped internally. Liquid Effluents: a) Mine discharge: Mine effluent contains silt and coal particles, which will be treated in two stages at primary sedimentation sump in mine floor and secondary sedimentation sump at mine surface. b) Workshop effluent: The workshop effluent will be trea
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? Yes The township will be constructed of adequate size to meet the requirement of project personnel.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? Yes Coal transportation from face to the coal handling plant through belt conveyors. However, during emergency, raw coal can also be transported using high capacity tipping dumpers. Coal will be transported to the railway siding by belt conveyors. Thereafter, it will be loaded into railway wagons via loading hopper/silos and fast loading system to ensure rapid loading and dispatching of coal to linked power plant of 2x660 MW Bhaiyathan thermal power project at Masira village, District Surajpur,
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? Yes The allocated coal block includes land for approach road and merry go round will be constructed for transportation of coal to end use project of about 90 km. Further transportation of coal through dumpers will be carried out till construction of the rail corridor. Approach roads have been proposed to the project, township and magazine.
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 It is proposed to be diverted Dohka nalla and Bisrar nalla for safe mining operations as per the approved plan by Water Resources Department, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
1.22 Stream crossings? Yes The block is traversed by a network of few seasonal nallas draining the storm water. Dohka nalla and Bisrar nalla will be properly diverted as per the approved drainage in the area by Ms Energy Infratech Private Limited, Gurgoan.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes Drinking water supply is by bore wells pit drilled in the project area. Mine water will be used for dust suppression, cleaning and watering of plantation
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? Yes The block is traversed by a network of few seasonal nallas draining the storm water
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Transportation of construction materials and personnel by road. Surface transport consists of transport of overburden and coal. Overburden will be transported by dumpers to respective OB dumps. Haul road will be provided for movement of dumpers
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? Yes Gidhmuri, Paturia, Madanpur and Uchlenga villages falling under the ML area need to be dismantled and suitably Rehabilitation & Resettlement shall be implemented. 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? No 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 The mine lease has been applied for 1751.92 ha and the details are as given below: Forest area – 1478.859 ha (84.41%) Non Forest area– 273.061 ha (15.59%)
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes The water requirement for proposed mine is 1,281 cum peak demand. The water source from ground by bore wells
2.3 Minerals (MT) Yes The peak production of coal mine is aimed at 5.6 MTPA.
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 area.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) Yes For mining and other operations
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes The total power required is 80 MVA, which will be drawn from the nearest CSPDCL 220/132 kv at Bishrampur. 33 kv Substation will be installed to supply power for opencast mine.
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 proposed 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? No 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 Nil
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 Top soil- 5.17 Mcum Overburden- 644.95 Mm3
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes The organic waste/municipal waste to be generated from the office buildings, canteen, township & sludge from the sanitary wastewater treatment used as organic manure in the green areas. The municipal waste of about 2 tons/month will be given to authorized agencies for suitable disposal.
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 to CECB (CG) authorized parties.
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, 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 will be arise during loading and unloading, storage and transportation of coal and waste materials
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes Dust & gaseous emission will be generated during the construction phase of the building in mine site and township area.
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 it is permissible limit.
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 Applicable
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No Not Applicable
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 Limited 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 in duration.
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 / re-used for mining operations and water sprinkling. No contamination of ground water, surface and land is envisaged
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water Yes Fugitive dust could 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 Magazines 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, cloud bursts etc. The proposed site falls under seismic Zone-II 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 people and also through various socio-economic measures taken up by proponent. All these will have positive impact over the area. The project also includes a township Not envisaged Not envisaged Not envisaged
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment No Mine shall be systematically and scientifically planned for closure as per Mine Closure plan. Massive afforestation planned will improve the green cover. No major impacts are envisaged
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments No 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 No Not envisaged
(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
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes (i) Forest Dhajak P.F-Within ML area Paturiya P.F-Within ML area Phatepur P.F-Adajcent , NE Pidiya R.F-1.0 km, N Matringa P.F-1.4 km, E Lampahar P.F-2.6 km, S Ghatbarra P.F-5.8km, NE Sakho P.F-6.0 km, S Gumga P.F-8.7 km, NE (ii) Waterbody Bisrar Nala -Within ML area Dokka Nala-0.1km, ESE Bamhni Nala-0.3 km, N Rumrabahar Nala-1.4km, ESE Semarduwari Nala-2.5 km, S Manasi Nala-3.8 km,NNW Maniari Nala-4.0 km, SW Chhoti Chornal Nadi - 5.3km, SSE Bongo Reservoir Bagabahar Nala
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration No Such areas are not identified /marked in the area
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters No Nil
5 State, National boundaries No Nil
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas Yes NH-111, 0.1 km , W
7 Defence installations No Nil
8 Densely populated or built-up area No Nil
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) No Primary, middle and High school in surroudding villages
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) Yes Waterbody Bisrar Nala -Within ML area Dokka Nala-0.1 km, ESE Bamhni Nala-0.3 km, N Rumrabahar Nala-1.4 km, ESE Semarduwari Nala-2.5 km, S Manasi Nala-3.8 km,NNW Maniari Nala-4.0 km, SW Chhoti Chornal Nadi - 5.3 km, SSE Bongo Reservoir-6.0 km, S Bagabahar Nala - 6.8 km, E Chornal Nadi-7.7 km, SE Atem Nadi-9.7 km, NE
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No Nil
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-II 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) Annexure-Additional attachments
5Uploaded Approval of mining PlanN/A
Additional Attachments, if any
Attached File
Reply of EDS dated 12.09.2017
            Essential Detail Sought:
Sno. EDS Letter Remarks Date of EDS
1.NAThe correction have been made as per the instruction received 07 Aug 2018
2.NAKindly submit acknowledgement copy for filing an application for Forest Clearance then only ministry will consider your application for Expert Appraisal committee Meeting. 12 Sep 2017
      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.
Name of ApplicantDEVENDRA
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)CHHATTISGARH STATE POWER GENERATION COMPANY LIMITED