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					                       SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 31ST MEETING OF
               STATE LEVEL EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE, CHHATTISGARH

                      The 31st meeting of State Level Expert Appraisal Committee, Chhattisgarh
             was held on 23/05/2009 at Conference Hall, SEAC, Secretariat, 1-Tilak Nagar, Shiv
             Mandir Chowk, Main Road, Avanti Vihar, Raipur at 12:00 Noon. Dr. Harendra Kumar,
             Chairman, SEAC, Chhattisgarh chaired the meeting. The following members of SEAC
             were present in the meeting: -
                                       1.     Shri Ashok Masih Member, SEAC
                                       2.     Shri V.N. Singh, Member, SEAC
                                       3.     Shri Shailendra Kumar Trivedi, Member, SEAC
                                       4.     Shri Anant Prabhakar Rajimwale, Member, SEAC
                                       5.     Dr. Piyush Kant Pandey, Member, SEAC

                     At the outset, the Nodal Officer, SEAC, Chhattisgarh welcomed the
             Chairman and Members of State Level Expert Appraisal Committee, Chhattisgarh.
             Agenda wise discussions were carried out as follows: -

             Agenda Item No. 1 -                                  Confirmation of minutes of the 30th meeting of SEAC,
                                                                  Chhattisgarh.

                    Minutes of the 30th meeting of SEAC, Chhattisgarh held on 8/05/2009 was
             presented before the committee. The Committee approved the minutes of the
             meeting.

             Agenda Item No. 2 -                                  Discussion on the proposals          submitted   for
                                                                  presentation/reconsideration

             (1)         M/s Gagan Resources Private Limited, Works : Munrethi, Siltara, District
                         – Raipur (C.G.)

                     The project proponent submitted application (Form-I and Project Report) for
             Environment Clearance on 24/12/2008 for diversification activity of existing sponge
             iron plant (30000 Tonnes per Anuum) by installation of induction furnace (40320
             Tonnes per Anuum) in existing premises situated at Village- Munrethi, Siltara, District
             – Raipur (C.G.). The case was discussed in the 28th meeting of SEAC, Chhattisgarh
             held on 31/03/09. After deliberation, the Committee then decided to ask the project
             proponent to submit the information/documents and present the case before the
             SEAC. Accordingly, project proponent was informed vide letter dated 14/05/2009.
             Project proponent informed vide letter dated 21/05/2009 that instead of proposed 4.8
             tonnes/hour (115 tonnes/day and 40320 tonnes/year) capacity of induction furnace,
             they are planning to install induction furnace of capacity 4.0 tonnes/hour (96
             tonnes/day and 31680 tonnes/year); hence, the proposed activity will not attract the
             provisions of Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. Project proponent
             further informed that there is no need to present the case on 23/05/2009 before
             SEAC.
                     After deliberation, the Committee decided to recommend the SEIAA for
             rejection and de-listing of the proposal.
                     The SEIAA and project proponent should be intimated accordingly.




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             (2)    M/s Medesara Limestone Deposit, Village – Medesara, Tehsil – Dhamdha,
                    District – Durg (C.G.). (Pro:Seema Sakseria)
                    The project proponent submitted application (Form-I and approved Mining
             Plan) for Environment Clearance on 19/01/09 for mining of Lime Stone 50000 tonnes
             per year at PH No. 28, Khasra No. 1013 (P), 1032 (P) at Village – Medesara, Tehsil –
             Dhamdha, District – Durg (C.G.). Lease area is 8.80 ha. in Government revenue land.
             Mining lease was granted on 19/06/2001 for 30 years period i.e. up-to 18/06/2031.
             After the grant of working permission by state Government authority mining operation
             started from the November 2001. 1st Mining Scheme and Progressive Mine Closure
             Plan has been approved by IBM, Nagpur vide letter no. DRG/LST/MPLN-749/NGP
             dated 15/05/2001. Mining scheme was amended and approved by IBM, Nagpur on
             23/10/2007. The case was discussion in the 28th meeting of SEAC, Chhattisgarh held
             on 31/03/09. After deliberation, the Committee then decided to ask the project
             proponent to submit the information/documents and present the case with before
             SEAC. Accordingly, project proponent was informed vide letter dated 14/05/2009.
             Project proponent not submitted the information/documents and not came for
             presentation. As mining had been started in November 2001, project proponent not
             submitted the copy of environmental clearance obtained, if any, as per provisions of
             Environment Impact Assessment Notification 1994.
                    After deliberation, the Committee decided to recommend the SEIAA to take
             legal action if the project proponent violated any provisions of Environment Impact
             Assessment Notification 1994/2006. SEAC also decided that after receipt of the
             information/documents as required vide letter dated 14/05/2009 and request for
             presentation, the proposal would be considered.
                    The SEIAA and project proponent should be intimated accordingly.

             (3)    M/s Xangti Enterprises, Village–Tipakhol, Tehsil & District– Raigarh (C.G.).
                    The project proponent submitted application (Form-I and Mining Plan) for
             Environment Clearance on 23/01/09 for mining of Lime Stone of capacity 14,175
             50000 tonnes per year at Khasra No. 108/1, Village-Tipakhol, Tehsil & District -
             Raigarh (C.G.). Lease area is 6.175 ha. in Government revenue land. Mining lease
             was granted on 26/06/2003 for 30 years period i.e. up-to 25/06/2033. After the grant of
             working permission by state Government authority mining operation started from
             14/08/2003. 1st Mining Scheme and Progressive Mine Closure Plan has been
             approved by IBM, Nagpur vide letter no. RGH/QTZ/MPLN-823/NGP dated
             12/03/2003. The case was discussion in the 28th meeting of SEAC, Chhattisgarh held
             on 31/03/09. After deliberation, the Committee then decided to ask the project
             proponent to submit the information/documents and present the case with before
             SEAC. Accordingly, project proponent was informed vide letter dated 14/05/2009.
             Project proponent not submitted the information/documents and not came for
             presentation. As mining had been started in 14/08/2003, project proponent not
             submitted the copy of environmental clearance obtained, if any, as per provisions of
             Environment Impact Assessment Notification 1994.
                    After deliberation, the Committee decided to recommend the SEIAA to take
             legal action if the project proponent violated any provisions of Environment Impact
             Assessment Notification 1994/2006. SEAC also decided that after receipt of the
             information/documents as required vide letter dated 14/05/2009 and request for
             presentation, the proposal would be considered.
                    The SEIAA and project proponent should be intimated accordingly.

             (4)         M/s ACC Jamul (Lease - I) Cement Works, Patharia Lime Stone Mines,
                         Village – Patharia, Tehsil -Dhamdha, District – Durg, Chhattisgarh.
                    Project proponent applied to MoEF for Environment Clearance vide letter dated
             19.11.2007 for capacity expansion of Pathariya Limestone mines Lease – I from 0.56
             million tones per annum to 0.6 million tones per annum within the mine lease area of
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             36.01 ha. The proposal was considered for TOR presentation during appraisal
             committee meeting held on 12/12/2007. The TOR was granted by Ministry of
             Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi on 8th January 2008 vide
             letter no. J-11015/826A/2007–IA.II(M). Public Hearing was held on 25/09/08 at Club
             Hall of M/s Jamul Cement Works, ACC Colony, Village Jamul, District - Durg (C.G.).
             The project being „B‟ Category, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of
             India, New Delhi transferred the original file to SEIAA Chhattisgarh. Project proponent
             has applied to SEIAA Chhattisgarh on 27/01/2009 for the grant of Environmental
             Clearance as per schedule five of EIA Notification 2006. Mining lease was granted in
             the year 1971 and renewed for 20 years with effect from 14/05/2001. The case was
             discussion in the 28th meeting of SEAC, Chhattisgarh held on 31/03/09. After
             deliberation, the Committee then decided to ask the project proponent to submit the
             information/documents and present the case before the SEAC. Accordingly, project
             proponent was informed vide letter dated 14/05/2009. Project proponent presented
             their proposal before SEAC on 23/05/2009. Project proponent also submitted the
             information/documents desired vide letter dated 14/05/2009 during presentation.
                          During presentation, project proponent informed the SEAC that:-
                         No protected areas notified under the wild life (Protection) Act,1972, critically
                          polluted area as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board, notified eco-
                          sensitive areas (including national parks/wild life sanctuary), inter-state
                          boundaries and reserved forest /protected forest are falling within 10 km radius
                          from the boundary of lease area.
                         Stone crusher has not been installed.
                         The mining lease area does not involve any forest land as well as the mining
                          operations not carried out in forestland in the past.
                         Proposed to enhance Clinker production from 0.8 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA and
                          Cement 1.58 MTPA to 4.33 MTPA by using slag of Bhilai steel plant at Jamul
                          Cement Works. This proposal requires 3.0 MTPA limestone quantity which will
                          be catered from the captive mines as follows:-

                                                                        Present Future
                          Jamul Cement Works Limestone Mines             0.64 to 1.8 MTPA
                          Pathariya Limestone Mines Lease I             0.56 to 0.6 MTPA
                          Pathariya Limestone Mines Lease II            0.306 to 0.6 MTPA
                                                                         ----------------------
                          Total Limestone Requirement                   1.506 to 3.0 MTPA
                         Mining will be contained within the existing lease area. No river or big nalla lies
                          in the lease area. There are no hills in the close vicinity. Topography is almost
                          flat.
                         Mineable Reserves - 9.221 Million Tonnes
                         Stripping Ratio - 1 : 0.0083
                         Method of Mining - Mechanized Opencast Working
                         Life of Mine - 15 Years
                         Working Depth - Present – 29 m , Future – 32 m
                         Water Requirement - 15 cum / day
                         Power Requirement - 100 KVA
                         The rainwater falling within the lease area is collected in the pit and used whole
                          year for different mining activities, irrigation purpose. Mined out land after
                          completion of mining operations would be converted into a water reservoir.
                          Water from the converted reservoir can be used for irrigation, domestic use and
                          will always keep charging the water table of area.
                         The deposit is fully mineralized with minimum overburden. However, at places
                          the overburden in the form of soil of thickness varying from 0.2 m to 0.4 m is
                          observed. The overburden soil is scraped off by Dozer and stacked along the
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                          periphery of the lease within 7.5 meters distance from the boundary. The bunds
                          so formed along the periphery is afforested and stabilized. The average height
                          of dumps is 1.5 m protected by vegetation.
                         As there is no increase in existing mining lease area, hence there will be no
                          damage to the agricultural land/ common property due to mining activity.
                         Blasting is done using bottom initiation technique by using NONEL. During
                          every blasting vibration and sound level is monitored and computerized records
                          are maintained which are well within the norms.
                         Green belt development plan has been prepared in area within mining lease
                          boundary. Species will be selected as per “Guidelines for Green belt
                          Development” by CPCB. Afforestation of completely mined out area has been
                          planned with minimum gap between excavation and afforestation to control
                          fugitive dust emission.       Green belt in un-worked area in lease/mine‟s
                          periphery/colony area of 4.55 ha. and 3.97 ha. of outside dumps would be
                          developed.
                         Water sprinkler has been provided to avoid dust generation during material
                          unloading. The muck pile sprayed with water prior to loading. Quantity of dust
                          fumes generated at the time of shattering and disintegration in strata is very
                          less and settle down instantly which sometimes is also suppressed by effective
                          watering. The ambient air quality monitored in the surrounding villages is
                          observed to be well within the prescribed standards. In addition to the above,
                          the following additional mitigation measures are being adopted and shall
                          continue after expansion:-
                          1. Water spraying all along the haul road with the help of rain gun               to
                              suppress dust during the movement of tippers.
                          2. Proper stemming in blast holes in addition to use of NONEL.
                          3. Avoiding blasting during un-favorable weather.
                          4. Use of rock breaker to eliminate secondary blasting.
                          5. Regular maintenance of vehicles and machinery.
                          6. Wet drilling system in all the drills.
                         Regular monitoring of water levels and quality in the existing wells in the vicinity
                          is being carried out both with reference to areas spread and time intervals so
                          as to study the hydrodynamics of the strata. Water used for washing
                          equipments basically contaminated with oil and grease. Trapping tanks are
                          planned to separate the oil/grease from the water and the recovered water will
                          be recycled. The domestic sewage from the canteen and toilets is routed to
                          septic tanks followed by soak pits. Adequate maintenance of the tanks is
                          undertaken to avoid choking with sludge.
                         Retaining walls/Check walls/settling tank constructed in different zones in order
                          to avoid the soil wash out boulder etc. The worked out slopes are being
                          stabilized by planting appropriate shrub/grass species on the slopes. This
                          prevents wash-off of material from these slopes. The storm water is regularly
                          tested for presence of any undesirable elements and appropriate measures
                          would be taken in case any element is found exceeding the limits prescribed by
                          CPCB.
                         Employment to the local persons will be provided as per their qualifications and
                          experience in the fields. Training on heavy vehicle operations have been
                          provided to the local boys and helped to get license for the same.
                         Women of nearby villages are working under CSR group of ACC. Village
                          women have been provided with stitching machine by ACC Limited and the
                          manufactured materials are purchased by the ACC Women‟s club, like hand
                          gloves.
                         As per the requirements hand pumps have already been provided for drinking
                          water, in Medesara, Pathariya, Jamul, Kurud and Kachandur.

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                         As per demand of public, the proposal for providing cement on the concession
                          rates to the local people will be forwarded to the higher authority for necessary
                          action. Cement will be provided to near by villagers though Cooperative society
                         Details of fauna /flora for core and buffer zone have been collected based on
                          field survey clearly indicating the schedule of fauna present. The present study
                          reveals that no endangered species and the species mentioned in Schedule-I
                          of flora and fauna is present in the study area, hence, plan for their
                          conservation is not required. However, duly authenticated details of fauna /flora
                          for core and buffer zone should be submitted shortly.
                         Separate fund has been allocated every year for the maintenance of the village
                          road used for transport. The roads of the villages are maintained or made
                          under CSR activity.
                         ACC has undertaken community development works in order to improve the
                          amenities in nearby villages Pathariya and Medesara as a part of commitment
                          towards social and economic up-liftment of the area. The unit has also taken up
                          religious and cultural aspects of the area into consideration and has identified
                          important religious functions for providing financial assistance. The main
                          activities of socio-economic development include:-
                          1. Adopting villages of surrounding area.
                          2. Rural / Village & community welfare – development of sheds, supply of
                                cement, road repairs etc.
                          3. National integration – donations.
                          4. Disaster relief – donations.
                          5. Upliftment of tribal & backward classes – cost towards school run.
                          6. Healthcare for non-employees, including medicines, camps – free medical
                                camps, supply of medicines.
                          7. Literacy – literacy awareness, subsidies to schools etc.
                          8. Assistance to Handicapped – bus service, sweet distribution etc.
                          9. Sanitation & drinking water – provision and repair of bore wells and
                                sanitation.
                          10. Training, vocational guidance & employment generation – training camps.
                          11. Environment protection and environment awareness activities –
                                environment awareness camps, plantation etc.

                      After deliberation, the Committee decided to ask the project proponent to
                   submit the following information/documents:-

                         Copy of duly approved original Mining Plan for 0.56 0.6 million tones per
                          annum and amended Mining Plan for mining of lime stone of expanded
                          capacity 0.6 million tones per annum should be submitted.
                         The details of measures proposed to check the depletion of ground water
                          including the activities proposed in the up-stream villages should be submitted.
                         The details of ponds rehabilitated and proposed to be rehabilitated in near by
                          areas/villages should be submitted.
                         Details of rain water harvesting structures provided and proposed plan for
                          development of rain water harvesting structures in near by areas/villages
                          should be submitted.
                         Duly authenticated details of fauna /flora for core and buffer zone should be
                          submitted.
                         Commitment along with methodology for the adoption of additional nearest two
                          villages shall be prepared which shall include measures such as providing
                          drinking water facility, school, health center, road etc. should be submitted.
                         Commitment for providing separate fund of minimum 5% of royalty paid per
                          year for eco development/community welfare activities should be submitted.

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                Project proponent assured the SEAC that the above information/documents shall
             be submitted shortly.
                Project proponent should be intimated accordingly.

             (5)          M/s ACC Jamul (Lease - II) Cement Works, Patharia Lime Stone Mines,
                          Village – Patharia, Tehsil Dhamdha, District – Durg, Chhattisgarh

                     Project proponent applied to MoEF for Environment Clearance vide letter dated
             19.11.2007 for capacity expansion of Pathariya Limestone mines Lease – II from
             0.306 million tones per annum to 0.6 million tones per annum within the mine lease
             area of 37.85 ha. The proposal was considered for TOR presentation during appraisal
             committee meeting held on 12/12/2007. The TOR was granted by Ministry of
             Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi on 9th January 2008 vide
             letter no. J-11015/826B/2007–IA.II(M). Public Hearing was held on 25/09/08 at Club
             Hall of M/s Jamul Cement Works, ACC Colony, Village Jamul, District - Durg (C.G.).
             The project being „B‟ Category, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of
             India, New Delhi transferred the original file to SEIAA Chhattisgarh. Project proponent
             has applied to SEIAA Chhattisgarh on 27/01/2009 for the grant of Environmental
             Clearance as per schedule five of EIA Notification 2006. Mining lease was granted in
             the year 1973 and renewed till 2023. The case was discussion in the 28 th meeting of
             SEAC, Chhattisgarh held on 31/03/09. After deliberation, the Committee then decided
             to ask the project proponent to submit the information/documents and present the
             case before the SEAC. Accordingly, project proponent was informed vide letter dated
             14/05/2009. Project proponent presented their proposal before SEAC on 23/05/2009.
             Project proponent also submitted the information/documents desired vide letter dated
             14/05/2009 during presentation.
                          During presentation, project proponent informed the SEAC that:-
                         No protected areas notified under the wild life (Protection) Act,1972, critically
                          polluted area as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board, notified eco-
                          sensitive areas (including national parks/wild life sanctuary), inter-state
                          boundaries and reserved forest /protected forest are falling within 10 km radius
                          from the boundary of lease area.
                         Stone crusher has not been installed.
                         The mining lease area does not involve any forest land as well as the mining
                          operations not carried out in forestland in the past.
                         Proposed to enhance Clinker production from 0.8 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA and
                          Cement 1.58 MTPA to 4.33 MTPA by using slag of Bhilai steel plant at Jamul
                          Cement Works. This proposal requires 3.0 MTPA limestone quantity which will
                          be catered from the captive mines as follows:-

                                                                       Present Future
                          Jamul Cement Works Limestone Mines            0.64 to 1.8 MTPA
                          Pathariya Limestone Mines Lease I            0.56 to 0.6 MTPA
                          Pathariya Limestone Mines Lease II           0.306 to 0.6 MTPA
                                                                        ----------------------
                          Total Limestone Requirement                  1.506 to 3.0 MTPA
                         Mining will be contained within the existing ML area. No river or big nallah lies
                          in the lease area. There are no hills in the close vicinity. Topography is almost
                          flat.
                         Mineable Reserves - 9.634 Million Tonnes
                         Stripping Ratio - 1 : 0.06
                         Method of Mining - Mechanized Opencast Working
                         Life of Mine - 16 Years
                         Working Depth - Present – Present – 16 m , Future – 24 m
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                         Water Requirement - 15 cum/ day
                         Power Requirement - 100 KVA
                         The rainwater falling within the lease area is collected in the pit and used whole
                          year for different mining activities, irrigation purpose. Mined out land after
                          completion of mining operations would be converted into a water reservoir.
                          Water from the converted reservoir can be used for irrigation, domestic use and
                          will always keep charging the water table of area.
                         At present overburden removed is stacked along the periphery of the lease,
                          compacted and vegetated and stabilized through vegetation. The dump so
                          created will develop a greenbelt. Future overburden dump will be established in
                          the south west corner of the lease with the maximum height of 9 meters with a
                          slope of 38 deg. The foot of the dump will have a trench to arrest any soil
                          erosion to adjacent area. Further the slopes of the dumps shall be vegetated
                          with the use of geo textile where ever required. The foot of the dump will have a
                          trench to arrest any soil erosion to adjacent area.
                         As there is no increase in existing mining lease area, hence there will be no
                          damage to the agricultural land/ common property due to mining activity.
                         Blasting is done using bottom initiation technique by using NONEL. During
                          every blasting vibration and sound level is monitored and computerized records
                          are maintained which are well within the norms.
                         Green belt development plan has been prepared in area within mining lease
                          boundary. Species will be selected as per “Guidelines for Green belt
                          Development” by CPCB. Afforestation of completely mined out area has been
                          planned with minimum gap between excavation and afforestation to control the
                          fugitive dust emission.       Green belt in un-worked area in lease/mine‟s
                          periphery/colony area of 11.12 ha. and 3.38 ha. of outside dumps would be
                          developed.
                         Water sprinkler has been provided to avoid dust generation during material
                          unloading. The muck pile sprayed with water prior to loading. Quantity of dust
                          fumes generated at the time of shattering and disintegration in strata is very
                          less and settle down instantly which sometimes is also suppressed by effective
                          watering. The ambient air quality monitored in the surrounding villages is
                          observed to be well within the prescribed standards. In addition to the above,
                          the following additional mitigation measures are being adopted and shall
                          continue after expansion:-
                          1. Water spraying all along the haul road with the help of rain gun               to
                              suppress dust during the movement of tippers.
                          2. Proper stemming in blast holes in addition to use of NONEL.
                          3. Avoiding blasting during un-favorable weather.
                          4. Use of rock breaker to eliminate secondary blasting.
                          5. Regular maintenance of vehicles and machinery.
                          6. Wet drilling system in all the drills.
                         Regular monitoring of water levels and quality in the existing wells in the vicinity
                          is being carried out both with reference to areas spread and time intervals so
                          as to study the hydrodynamics of the strata. Water used for washing
                          equipments basically contaminated with oil and grease. Trapping tanks are
                          planned to separate the oil/grease from the water and the recovered water will
                          be recycled. The domestic sewage from the canteen and toilets is routed to
                          septic tanks followed by soak pits. Adequate maintenance of the tanks is
                          undertaken to avoid choking with sludge.
                         Retaining walls/Check walls/settling tank constructed in different zones in order
                          to avoid the soil wash out boulder etc. The worked out slopes are being
                          stabilized by planting appropriate shrub/grass species on the slopes. This
                          prevents wash-off of material from these slopes. The storm water is regularly
                          tested for presence of any undesirable elements and appropriate measures
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                          would be taken in case any element is found exceeding the limits prescribed by
                          CPCB.
                         Employment to the local persons will be provided as per their qualifications and
                          experience in the fields. Training on heavy vehicle operations have been
                          provided to the local boys and helped to get license for the same.
                         Women of nearby villages are working under CSR group of ACC. Village
                          women have been provided with stitching machine by ACC Limited and the
                          manufactured materials are purchased by the ACC Women‟s club, like hand
                          gloves.
                         As per the requirements hand pumps have already been provided for drinking
                          water, in Medesara, Pathariya, Jamul, Kurud and Kachandur.
                         As per demand of public, the proposal for providing cement on the concession
                          rates to the local people will be forwarded to the higher authority for necessary
                          action. Cement will be provided to near by villagers though Cooperative
                          society. The renovation of the temple has been done and was supported by
                          ACC Limited.
                         Details of fauna /flora for core and buffer zone have been collected based on
                          field survey clearly indicating the schedule of fauna present. The present study
                          reveals that no endangered species and the species mentioned in Schedule-I
                          of flora and fauna is present in the study area, hence, plan for their
                          conservation is not required. However, duly authenticated details of fauna /flora
                          for core and buffer zone should be submitted shortly.
                         Separate fund has been allocated every year for the maintenance of the village
                          road used for transport. The roads of the villages are maintained or made
                          under CSR activity.
                         ACC has undertaken community development works in order to improve the
                          amenities in nearby villages Pathariya and Medesara as a part of commitment
                          towards social and economic up-liftment of the area. The unit has also taken up
                          religious and cultural aspects of the area into consideration and has identified
                          important religious functions for providing financial assistance. The main
                          activities of socio-economic development include:-
                          1.      Adopting villages of surrounding area.
                          2.      Rural / Village & community welfare – development of sheds, supply of
                                  cement, road repairs etc.
                          3.      National integration – donations.
                          4.      Disaster relief – donations.
                          5.      Upliftment of tribal & backward classes – cost towards school run
                          6.      Healthcare for non-employees, including medicines, camps – free
                                  medical camps, supply of medicines.
                          7.      Literacy – literacy awareness, subsidies to schools etc.
                          8.      Assistance to Handicapped – bus service, sweet distribution etc.
                          9.      Sanitation & drinking water – provision and repair of bore wells and
                                  sanitation.
                          10.     Training, vocational guidance & employment generation – training
                                  camps.
                          11.     Environment protection and environment awareness activities –
                                  environment awareness camps, plantation etc.

                      After deliberation, the Committee decided to ask the project proponent to
                   submit the following information/documents:-

                         Copy of duly approved original Mining Plan for 0.306 million tones per annum
                          and amended Mining Plan for mining of lime stone of expanded capacity 0.6
                          million tones per annum should be submitted.


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                   
                   The details of measures proposed to check the depletion of ground water
                   including the activities proposed in the up-stream villages should be submitted.
                 The details of ponds rehabilitated and proposed to be rehabilitated in near by
                   areas/villages should be submitted.
                 Details of rain water harvesting structures provided and proposed plan for
                   development of rain water harvesting structures in near by areas/villages
                   should be submitted.
                 Duly authenticated details of fauna /flora for core and buffer zone should be
                   submitted.
                 Commitment along with methodology for the adoption of additional nearest two
                   villages shall be prepared which shall include measures such as providing
                   drinking water facility, school, health center, road etc. should be submitted.
                 Commitment for providing separate fund of minimum 5% of royalty paid per
                   year for eco development/community welfare activities should be submitted.
                Project proponent assured the SEAC that the above information/documents shall
             be submitted shortly.
                Project proponent should be intimated accordingly.

                          Meeting concluded with thanks.


                                                                          Chairman, SEAC




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