APPENDIX I
(See Paragraph-6)
FORM 1
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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
1.
Name of the Project/s Proposed Limestone Mine (M.L. Area- 670.4826 ha) with Production Capacity of 2.074 MTPA at Villages- Kalsar, Dayal & Kotda, Taluka- Mahuva, District– Bhavnagar (Gujarat).
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number ia/gj/min/34191/2015
Project Cost 6000 lacs
2.
S. No. in the schedule1(a) Mining of minerals
Project Sector Non-Coal Mining
3. Proposed capacity/area/length/tonnage to be handled/command area/lease area/number or wells to be drilled Proposed limestone production capacity: 2.074 MTPA; Mining Lease Area: 670.4826 ha. ha.
4.
New/Expansion/ModernizationNew
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. -1 ha.
6. Category of project i.e. 'A' or 'B' A
7.
Does it attract the general condition? If yes, please specify No
8.
Does it attract the specific condition? If yes, please specify No
9.
Location of the projectVillages- Kalsar, Dayal & Kotda, Taluka- Mahuva, District– Bhavnagar (Gujarat).
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.Khasra Map is enclosed as Annexure – I.
Town / VillageVillages- Kalsar, Dayal & Kotda.
State of the projectGujarat
Details of State of the project
S.no State Name District Name Tehsil Name
(1.)GujaratBhavnagarMahuva
(2.)GujaratBhavnagarMahuva
10.
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Mahuva, ~17 km in WSW direction. km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Bhavnagar, ~68 km in NNE direction. km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Nearest Town/ City: Mahuva; Nearest District Headquarter: Bhavnagar , ~17 km in WSW direction~ 68 km in NNE direction km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given)
13. Name of the Applicant Venkata Ramana Rao
14. Registered Address UltraTech Cement Ltd., B- Wing, Ahura Centre
15.
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Company ULTRATECH CEMENT LIMITED
Name of the Applicant Venkata Ramana Rao
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) Executive President & Unit Hea
Pin code 365541
E-mail mv.ramanarao@adityabirla.com
Telephone No. 022-66917800
Fax No. 022-66928109
Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency . NIL
16.
Details of Alternative Sites examined, if any. Location of these sites should be shown on a toposheet No
17. Whether part of Interlinked projects? Yes
18. Whether separate application of Interlinked project has been submitted? N/A
19.
If Yes, MoEF file numberN/A
Date of submissionN/A
20. If No, Reason N/A
21.
Whether the proposal involves Approval/ Clearance under: if yes, details of the same and their status to be given
(i) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980?No
(ii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the wildlife (Protection) Act,1972?No
(iii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the C.R.Z notification, 2011?No
22.
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?No
23.
Whether any Forest Land Involved?
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)N/A
24.
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 Total M.L. Area is 670.4826 ha, out of 62.81 ha is Govt. land and 607.6726 ha is Private land. At the conceptual stage of mining, the excavated area will be converted into water reservoir and a part of the abandoned area will be developed under plantation.
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? Yes Vegetation comprising of small bushes, grasses etc. in the private as well as government land will be cleared before starting mining operations. Extensive plantation is proposed to be carried out by UTCL.
1.3 Creation of new land uses? Yes The mining activity will leave excavated area which will be converted into water reservoir at the end of life of Mine and part of the abandoned area will be developed under plantation.
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? No This is a mining project & no pre- construction investigation is required.
1.5 Construction works? Yes Some infrastructure such as mine office, workshop, colony and other statutory buildings will be constructed.
1.6 Demolition works? No No demolition work will be carried out.
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? Yes Only small construction will be done. Colony will be constructed for employees at the mine site.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes It will be open- cast mechanized mining activity. Excavation during mining operation will be carried out. Voids will be formed due to excavation of mineral.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No No underground works including mining or tunneling is required.
1.10 Reclamation works? Yes The mining activity will leave excavated area which will be converted into water reservoir at the end of Life of Mine and a part of the abandoned area will be developed under plantation.
1.11 Dredging? No Not Applicable.
1.12 Offshore structures? No Not Applicable.
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes Open- cast mechanized mining method will be adopted. Top soil will be removed separately by dozing for its utilization in reclamation. Excavation of limestone will be done by surface miner which is safe and environment friendly technology. Excavated limestone will be loaded by hydraulic loader & transported up to the proposed cement plant of the company at Mahuva/Talaja Taluka of Bhavnagar District of Gujarat. However, till the time new cement plant is set up the limestone will be transported to
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? No The excavated limestone will be transported to the existing cement plants of the company located in Gujarat till the proposed cement plant is set up. However, it may be temporarily stored at non- mineralized part of the lease area.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes During the first five years working, there will be no generation of waste rock. Top soil (5.673 million ton) and waste rock (0.172 million ton) will be generated during the mining process. Top soil will be stacked separately and used for plantation/green belt development and waste rock will be used for road making purposes. No liquid effluent will be generated during the mining process.
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? Yes Manpower will be sourced from nearby area. Managerial Staff will be sourced from outside area. Colony will be constructed for the staff sourced from the outside area.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? No No major roads except haul roads will be constructed.
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? Yes Tar road of Block- 1 will be diverted outside excavation area as per five yearly excavation plan in phased manner while existing Datha- Kotda tar road crossing lease area from North to South will not be changed and a 50 m safety parting on both sides will be left while working. The limestone from the mine will be transported to the proposed cement plant of the company at Mahuva/Talaja Taluka of Bhavnagar District of Gujarat. However, till the time new cement plant is set up the limestone will
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? Yes Tar road of Block- 1 will be diverted outside excavation area as per five yearly excavation plan in phased manner while existing Datha- Kotda tar road crossing lease area from North to South will not be changed and a 50 m safety parting on both sides will be left while working.
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? No Electricity line is present in Block- 1 & 3. As blasting is not proposed in the mining process, thus there will be no harm to the power line. Statutory barrier of 50 m will be left either side of the line as a precaution. However, later on, it may be shifted outside the lease area after obtaining necessary permission from the concerned Authority as and when required.
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? No There will be no impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes in the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers.
1.22 Stream crossings? No There is no stream crossing in the lease area.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes The total water requirement for the mining will be 100 KLD which will be sourced from Narmada water Supply and proposed desalination plant.
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? No There will be no change in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off.
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Staff will be from nearby area & vehicles will be provided to far away commuters. Limestone from the proposed mine will be used for captive use in the proposed cement plant of the company at Mahuva/Talaja. However, till the time new cement plant is set up the limestone will be transported to existing nearby cement plants of the company located in Gujarat.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? No There will be no impact on the environment during decommissioning.
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? No There will be no impact on the environment due to ongoing activity during decommissioning.
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes Local persons will be given preference for employment on the basis of their eligibility. Temporary influx of people will be there as some skilled persons will be recruited from outside.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No Not Applicable.
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? No There will be no loss of native species or genetic diversity. Rather, there will be an increase in floral cover.
1.31 Any other actions? No Not Applicable.
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 total M.L. Area is 670.4826 ha, out of which 62.81 ha is Govt. land & 607.6726 ha is Private land.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes The total water requirement for the mining will be 100 KLD which will be sourced from Narmada water Supply and proposed desalination plant.
2.3 Minerals (MT) No Not Applicable.
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes Some infrastructure like mine office, workshop and colony will be constructed & no other construction will be required. Infrastructures will be common for all ML’s.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No No timber will be required.
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes Total power requirement for the proposed mine will be 2 MW which will be sourced from proposed captive power plant/ State Electricity Board.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) No There will be no requirement of any other natural resource.
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 No None.
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No No effect envisaged due to this mining project.
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? Yes The local infrastructure and facilities in the area will be developed & people will get both direct & indirect employment. Nearby area will be developed under CSR activity.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. No No effect envisaged.
3.5 Any other causes No None.
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 During the first five years working, there will be no generation of waste rock. Top soil (5.673 million ton) and waste rock (0.172 million ton) will be generated during the mining process. Top soil will be stacked separately and used for plantation/green belt development and waste rock will be used for road making purposes.
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes There will be no commercial waste due to mining activities. Only domestic waste water will be generated from mine office and colony which will be disposed off in soak pit via septic tank.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) Yes A small quantity of spent oil will be generated, part of which will be consumed for lubrication of external part of machines, etc. & balance will be sold to Recyclers authorized by CPCB.
4.4 Other industrial process wastes No There will be no other industrial process waste generation.
4.5 Surplus product No There will be no surplus product.
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment Yes Sewage will be generated from colony which will be for dust suppression after proper treatment.
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes No No construction waste will be generated.
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment No There will be no redundant machinery or equipment.
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No There will be no contamination of soil or any other materials.
4.10 Agricultural wastes No There will not be any agricultural waste.
4.11 Other solid wastes No There will not be any other solid waste.
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 Vehicular emissions will be kept under control by proper maintenance and by regular monitoring of fuel and oil consumption of Heavy Earth Moving equipments as well as auxiliary equipments. Efforts will be made to minimize emissions.
5.2 Emissions from production processes Yes Excavation of limestone will be carried out by Surface Miners. Particulate Matter will be emitted during excavation which will be kept below the prescribed limits by adopting suitable mitigation measures. Water sprinkling on haul roads & at loading/unloading place will be carried out.
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport Yes The loading of excavated material and transportation will emit some amount of pollutants. Proper maintenance of HEMMs will help to reduce such emissions. The fugitive emission on haul road will be suppressed by spraying water on roads.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes Dust emission during construction of Mine office, workshop is anticipated. Same will be maintained within prescribed limit by adopting suitable mitigation measures.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste Yes Dust will be generated during excavation and loading/unloading. Dust suppression will be done by sprinkling of water. There will be no odor due to this project.
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No No incineration activity is involved in the project.
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No There will be no burning of any waste in open air. Therefore, there will be no emission.
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No There will be no other source of emission except as mentioned above.
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 Noise will be generated due to mining activities like excavation, loading, transportation activity. Proper noise abatement measures will be taken to keep noise level within the prescribed limit by CPCB. Proper selection of machines and their maintenance will lead to less noise generation. Greenbelt will be developed which will provide barrier to propagation of noise outside the area.
6.2 From industrial or similar processes No There will be no noise generation from any industrial process.
6.3 From construction or demolition No No major construction & demolition work is involved in this project & suitable measures will be taken during construction activities such as mine office & other statutory buildings.
6.4 From blasting or piling No No blasting or piling work is involved in this project. Noise will be generated due to excavation process. Plantation all around the mining area will serve as a noise barrier and minimize the propagation of noise. Workers working in close vicinity of machines will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs).
6.5 From construction or operational traffic Yes There will be some noise due to movement of trucks/dumpers. Operation of dumpers and other machinery will generate noise. Noise levels will be maintained within prescribed limits by adopting suitable mitigation measures.
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 No use/handling of hazardous material will take place except periodical oil change which will be handled in close containers. Spillage of Oil/Grease during maintenance of heavy vehicles will be controlled by using collection tray etc. Care will be taken during its use for lubrication of equipments, so that nothing will fall on ground to contaminate soil. Equipments will be kept well maintained to keep them leakage free.
7.2 From discharge of sewage or other effluents to water or the land (expected mode and place of discharge) No Waste water from office, colony toilets will be disposed off in soak pit via septic tanks. No waste water/ effluent will be generated from mining operation.
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water No Dust will be generated by movement of dumpers/dozers, excavation, loading and unloading. There is likely hood of increase of PM concentration. Impact referred above will be localized in nature, and hence its effect on environment will be insignificant.
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 No Blasting is not proposed in this mining project as surface miner will be used. So there will be no risk of accident due to explosives. However, proper maintenance, operation and leakage proof condition of machinery will eliminate possibilities of fire.
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 Not envisaged.
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 Project will result in further growth of the surrounding areas by increased direct & indirect employment opportunities in the region including ancillary development. Based on the special skilled and academic profile available the local people will be preferred for employment. This will contribute in raising the socio- economic status & standard of living of the nearby villagers.
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment Yes The after use of site planned would be helpful to the society, owing to better greenery and development of water reservoir supporting the surrounding localities.
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments Yes A better after use scenario, which is likely to increase aesthetic beauty of the area in addition to benefit of greenery and water reservoir, would set precedence for subsequent entrepreneurs who venture such projects.
9.4 Have cumulative effects due to proximity to other existing or planned projects with similar effects Yes The project will have positive effects due to better infrastructure and direct employment of local persons and generation of indirect employment due to the project.
(III) Environmental Sensitivity
S.No Areas Name/Identity Aerial distance (within 15km.) Proposed project location boundary
1 Areas protected under international conventions, national or local legislation for  their ecological, landscape, cultural or other related value
No None.
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes ? Gulf of Cambay (Approx. more than 500 m). ? Bagad Nadi at ~4.5 km in NNE direction. ? Nikol Bandhara at ~8.0 km in SW direction.
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration No None.
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters Yes Gulf of Cambay (Approx. more than 500 m).
5 State, National boundaries No None.
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas Yes Tar road is present in Block- 1 which will be diverted outside excavation area as per five yearly excavation plan in phased manner. Also, Datha- Kotda tar road is crossing the lease area from North to South which will not be changed and a 50 m safety parting on both sides will be left while working.
7 Defence installations No No defense installation is located within the 15 km radius of the applied mining lease area.
8 Densely populated or built-up area Yes Mahuva (~17 km in WSW direction).
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) Yes There are a few primary schools, dispensaries, small hospitals, places of worship, within 15 km from the project site.
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) Yes The total M.L. Area is 670.4826 ha, out of which 62.81 ha is Govt. waste land & 607.6726 ha is Private land.
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No No such area is located within the 15 km radius of the mining lease area.
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 Mine site falls in Zone – III 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) NIL
5Uploaded Approval of mining PlanN/A
      Essential Detail Sought : NIL
      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.
V.(i)
Name of ApplicantVenkata Ramana Rao
DesignationExecutive President & Unit Hea
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)ULTRATECH CEMENT LIMITED
AddressUltraTech Cement Ltd., B- Wing, Ahura Centre
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