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MISSION OF COAL INDIA - To produce and market the planned quantity of coal and coal products efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to safety, quality and conservation. VISION OF COAL INDIA - To emerge as a global player in the primary energy sector committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.

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 manifold. 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. Steps are being taken for better adherence of Environment Clearence & Forest Clearence. The company has taken green initiatives like Solar Power projects, rain water harvesting etc. towards Sustainable Development. This has culminated into a Company-wide Certification with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007.

Major Achievements during 2017-18:

Environment clearance:

Amendment in Environment Clearance of Cluster No. 1 was obtained which will facilitate production from Lakhimata UG & OC; Nirsa OC; Kapasra UG & OC; Shampur A OC and Badjna UG of Mugma Area.

Sl. No.

Name of Mine

Earlier EC Capacity (MTPA)

Amendment in EC Capacity (MTPA)

1

Lakhimata UG & OC

0.5

0.95

2

Nirsa OC

0.1

0.4

3

Kapasra UG & OC

0.38

0.4

4

Shampur A OC

0.12

0.2

5

Badjna UG

0.10

0.15

Total

1.2

2.1

Forest Clearance:

The major achievement with regard to FC in the current Fiscal are:

  1. Stage-I FC Proposal
    Company is in process of obtaining Stage-I FC for Chuperbhita OCP. FAC agreed for OC mining.
  2. Stage-II FC Proposal
    Observations of MoEF&CC for Stage-II FC proposals of Chitra (East) OCP & Hurra C OCP have been complied. In case of Hurra C OCP compliance of the proposal has been forwarded by the DFO, Godda to CF, Dumka. In case of Chitra (East) OCP. The proposal was considered in FAC and recommendations of FAC are being complied with.
  3. Damin-i-Koh Forest Land
    Significant advancement at the level of Division, Circle & Region of State forest Department was made by the company in respect of this long pending issue in co-ordination with State Govt. of Jharkhand which will facilitate Stage-II FC proposal of Hurra “C” OC and Stage-I FC proposal of Simlong OC and Chuperbhita OC. The company is in process of inclusion of Damin-i-koh forest land in these proposals.
  4. Site handover of Forest Land
    Site handover for 32.65 Ha forest land in respect of Sonepur Bazari OCP has been completed.

Plantation & Reclamation:

ECL has undertaken 3-tier plantation in 130.43 Ha of External OB dump, Backfilled Area, other Plain land and along the coal transportation road. The details of plantation done in 2017-18 are given as under:

Area

Mine

Plantation Area

Details

Jhanjra

Jhanjra UG

14.43 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species over 5 Ha, Orchard Plantation over 7 Ha in Plain Land & development of Eco-park over 2.43 Ha.

Sonepur Bazari

Sonepur Bazari OCP

45 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species over 34 Ha Backfilled Area, 09 Ha Plain Land & 2 Ha Mine site restoration by IIT Kharagpur.

Kajora

Parascole West OC

5.5 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species in Backfilled Area

Madhabpur OC

7 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species in External OB Dump

Madhusudhanpur UG

13 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species in Plain Land

Pandaveswar

Khottadih OC

16 Ha

Plantation of Mixed Species in Backfilled Area

Mugma

Hariajam OC

4.5 Ha

Rajpura OC

5 Ha

Rajmahal

Barahat to Pirpainti

20 Ha

Avenue Plantation along Coal Transportation road (10 Km both side)

ISO Certification:

ECL as a whole has been awarded certificates for ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 w.e.f. 15.07.2017. Upgraded Integrated Management System (IMS) Manual (i.e. Management Manual, Operational Manual & Maintenance manual) as per requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 was duly signed and released by CMD ECL. Certificate has been upgraded to the latest system standards i.e. ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007.

Environment Audit:

Third party audit on EC compliance of Rajmahal OCP and Sonepur Bazari OCP by ICFRE from 30.06.2017 to 10.07.2017 was successfully completed. Draft audit report has been submitted & final audit report is awaited.

Environment Audit:

Work Order for Installation of 35 Nos of Piezometric Bore wells for monitoring of ground water has been awarded to M/s Shiv Drillers, Kolkata at an estimated cost of ` 3.03 Crore. Currently the work is under progress and is expected to be completed by the end of July, 2018.

Dust suppression measures:

  1. Work order for installation of 21 numbers of fixed type sprinklers at railway siding of Kenda Area and 10 numbers of fixed type sprinklers at railway siding of Sodepur Area has been awarded.
  2. Two numbers of additional mobile tankers (new) have been provided in Chitra OCP for dust suppression.
  3. 5 numbers of fixed type sprinklers have been provided at tippler points in Mugma Area.

Solar power projects of ECL:

During FY 2017-18, 141 kWp of roof top Solar power project has been installed in ECL command Area. Area wise details are given below:

Sl. No.

Area

Installed Capacity (kWp)

1

Jhanjra Area

45

2

JK Ropeways

30

3

Kenda

20

4

Pandaveswar

16

5

Bankola

30

Total

141

Scientific Study:

Work order has been issued for Study of Carbon and Water Foot print of Sonepur Bazari OCP to NEERI, Kolkata centre. The work includes measurement of carbon sequestration over 100 Ha of plantation done in Sonepur Bazari OCP.

Dumps to Natural Forest in Mugma Area:

Providing natural forest is a sustainable way of giving back land to local populace. ECL has made endeavours in this regard to provide for a holistic environment in the post mining scenario. Plantation done in Mugma Area is an exquisite example of such endeavours.

MoU Target vis-à-vis achievements up to 31st March, 2018

Sl. No.

Parameters

Unit

Target for the year 2017-18

Actual Achievement

1

Biological Reclamation

Ha

143 Ha

Achieved 130.43 Ha






       

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