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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION

The impact on Environment due to Coal mining activity is being monitored constantly by the company. Adequate environment protection measures for control of Air, Water & Noise Pollution, Land degradation, deforestation etc. are being undertaken in accordance with the provisions of statutory norms, Acts and Rules. The importance of land reclamation, proper mine closure activity, better air, water and land management and addressing public concerns on environment has increased manifolds. This has been reflected in the conditions stipulated in EC and FC accorded to various projects of the company. Accordingly, ECL has initiated many steps for better adherence of EC & FC conditions and providing holistic environment.

ECL firmly believes in adhering to the concepts of Sustainable Development. Sustainable use of mine water and replenishment of groundwater is also prioritised on the forefront of environmental core issues. As a part of this we have initiated programs such as Rainwater Harvesting, utilization of mine water, installation of Solar Panels etc.

Major Achievements during 2016-17:

1. Environment clearance:

  1. EC Amendment of Cluster: EC capacity expansion of Cluster no. 2 & EC amendment of Cluster no. 9 and Cluster no. 11 have been accorded by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The above mentioned ECs will enable production from Nimcha Highwall Project (0.5 MTPA), Amkola / Nimcha OC Patch (Mines under Cluster no.9); New Kenda OC (1.2 MTPA), Shankarpur OC patch (2.00 MTPA), Shankarpur UG (1.33 MTPA) and Siduli UG & OC (1.33 MTPA) under Cluster no. 11 and enhance production form Barmuri OC and Rajpura OC under Cluster no.2. In similar line, amendment has been planned for Cluster no. 1, 3, 4, & 10 which is currently under pipeline.
  2. EC obtained during 2016-17:

    Sl. No.

    Name of Proposal

    No. of Mines

    EC Capacity (MTPY)

    Date of Grant of EC

    1

    Cluster no. 2 -Expansion

    3

    1.1

    16-06-2016

    2

    Cluster No. 11 - Amendment

    11

    8.2

    29-11-2016

    3

    Cluster No. 09 - Amendment

    15

    8.0

    23-03-2017

    Total

    29

    17.3



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  4. EC for Sand Mining Proposals: Sand mining proposals for the purpose of stowing in UG mines of ECL form Damodar and Ajoy River bed has been accorded EC. This is a major achievement and has enabled grant of permanent lease for the Sand Mining for the purpose of Stowing in UG mines.

Sl. No.

Name of Proposal

Capacity
(M.Cum.)

Date of Grant

1

Sand Mining for the purpose of Stowing in UG Coal Mines in the river bed of Ajoy River

2.0

26-05-2016

2

Sand Mining for the purpose of Stowing in UG Coal Mines in the river bed of Damodar River

1.5

26-05-2016

2. Forest Clearance:

The major achievements with regard to FC during 2016-17 are:

  1. Stage-II Clearance has been accorded for Renewal of Diversion 90.30 Ha of Forest Land for Jhanjra UGP has been accorded on 16.08.2016. This has enabled production through Power Support Longwall.
  2. Stage-II Clearance has been accorded for the Proposal for Diversion of 32.65 Ha forest land for Sonepur Bazari OCP on 28.03.2017. This will enable achievement of production of 12 MTY as per schedule production programme.
  3. Diversion of 81.71 Ha for Simlong OCP has been submitted online and accepted by nodal officer. The proposal is currently under consideration with DFO, Pakur for filling Part-II of Form A of the application.

    Progress of Forest Clearance during 2016-17:

    Sl. No.

    Status

    No. of Proposals/Clusters

    1

    Stage-II Clearance Granted

    2

    2

    Stage-I Clearance Granted

    0

    3

    Proposals Forwarded to MoEFCC for Stage-II Clearance

    3

    4

    Proposals Under consideration at State Govt. for Stage-II Clearance

    1

    5

    New proposals for Stage-I Clearance Initiated

    1

    6

    New proposals for Stage-I Clearance Initiated

    3


3. Plantation:

2016-17 onwards ECL has undertaken 3-tier plantation over 103 Ha of on OB dump and Plain land and 8 Km Avenue plantation along the coal transportation road. With this Progressive plantation in ECL Command Area over an area of 3004.49 Ha of land has been completed till date. The major thrust of plantation has been reclamation of degraded and subsided land. During 2016-17, 63 Ha plantations have been carried out in internal and external OB dumps and 31 ha planation in subsided area.

  1. Sustainable Development initiatives:
    In the year 2016-17, three rooftop rainwater harvesting projects have been successfully completed by ECL -two at Jhanjra Area and one at Sodepur Area. Initiative was started in the year 2012-13 and at present there are 12 rainwater harvesting projects in ECL command area.
  2. Compliance Of EC Condition – Major Initiatives:
    ECL has taken the following initiatives for better complice of EC conditions :
    1. Fixed Sprinklers at Railway Siding: ECL has taken intitiatives of installing fixed water sprinkler in railway siding in order to control dust pollution. Fixed sprinklers have been installed in railway sinding in Mugma Area. In 2016-17, Fixed sprinklers were installed Purushottampur Railway Siding at Jhanjra Area and Bonjhemari Railway Siding at Salanpur.
    2. Peizometer Installation: ECL has taken intitiative of monitoring Ground Water level through Piezometers. The study report for installation of piezometer at 61 locations, encompassing 12 Clusters and Stand alone EC mines, has been completed through CMPDIL in the current FY. The work shall be taken up in the next FY.
    3. Preperation of of Shape Files of Mines of ECL: As per the directives of MoEF&CC Shape files and kml files of all the mines of ECL has been prepared for monitoring ,through DSS platform of MoEF&CC, of the conditons stipulated in the Environment Clearnce and forest clearance. The same has been submitted to MoEF&CC, Regional Office, Bhubaneswar and MoEF&CC Regional Office, Ranchi.
  3. ISO Certification:
    Company-wide ISO certification has been started through Intregated management System. In the current financial year selection of certification body has been completed. In order to make necessary preperation for the certification process Two (2) Basic Awareness program and One (1) Internal Auditor Course has been imparted through CMPDIL, Ranchi to executives of ECL.
  4. Scientific Study:
    “Mine site restoration by erosion prevention and soil dump stabilization” project at OB Dump of S.B. OCP has been taken up by IIT Kharagpur. The Work Order has been issued and a piolet scale study has been initiated by the IIT Kharagpur Team.

    In compliance to EC condition of Cluster no.1 and Cluster No. 2, Wildlife Management Paln for Mugma Area has been prepared by Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR).
     
     

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