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  • Annual Environment & Social Monitoring Report (April 2010 to March 2011)

    The Environmental and Social Performance Report is a document of the borrower. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of ADBs Board of Directors, Management, or staff, and may be preliminary in nature. Your attention is directed to the Terms of Use section of this website.

    Environmental and Social Performance Report August 2011

    IND: Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project

    Prepared by SENES Consultants India Pvt Ltd.

  • Annual Environment & Social Performance Report Tata Ultra Mega Coal Fired Power Plant, Mundra

    Period: April 2010 to March 2011

    Submitted to: Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL)

    Prepared by: SENES Consultants India Pvt Ltd.

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  • Table of Contents

    1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1

    1.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 1

    1.2 Objective ................................................................................................................................. 1

    2 Environmental & Social Management ............................................................................... 2

    2.1 ESPR Preparer ........................................................................................................................ 2

    2.2 Environmental & Social Responsibility .................................................................................. 2

    2.3 Environmental Management Plan (EMP) & Social Management Plan (SMP)

    Implementation ................................................................................................................................... 3

    3 Compliance by CGPL with the Environmental & Social Requirements ............................ 3

    3.1 Compliance with Country Requirements ................................................................................ 3

    4 Environmental and Social Progress of Project Underway ................................................ 14

    5 Summary of Safety Performance and any Corrective Action .......................................... 19

    List of Annexure

    Annexure 1: EHSS Compliance Details ............................................................................................... 21

  • Annual Environmental & Social Performance Report (FY 10-11) CGPL Power Plant, Mundra

    August 2011 1 SENES

    QUARTERLY ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE

    REPORT

    (ESPR)

    Reporting Period: April 2010 to March 2011

    EPSR Completion Date: August 2011

    1 Introduction

    Background

    Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tata Power

    Company Limited will build, own and operate an ultra mega power plant at Mundra in

    Gujarat. The project includes five supercritical units of 800 MW each, with total capacity of

    4000 MW. The plant will use 12 Million Metric Ton Per Annum (MMTPA) of imported coal

    as fuel, and sea water for once through cooling of condensers. Power will be evacuated

    through six 400 KV power lines to benefits the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab,

    Haryana and Rajasthan.

    The project has started in September, 2007 with the targeted commercial operation of the first

    unit is February, 2011 and that of the fifth unit in June, 2012. CGPL has sought financial

    loans from several international banks including the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    and Asian Development Bank (ADB). As per the common term schedule to loan agreement

    between CGPL and the Lenders; Tata Power has entrusted SENES Consultants to carry out

    Environment Health Safety and Social (EHSS) compliance audits on a quarterly and annual

    basis during the construction period.

    Objective

    The purpose of this Annual Environmental & Social Performance Report (ESPR) is to report

    on CGPLs compliance with the Environmental and Social Performance Requirements of

    IFC/ADB (including implementation of the Environmental Management Plan and the Social

    Management Plan) and to asses any corrective actions implemented/proposed. The ESPR

    encompasses implementation by CGPL of all phases of the Project. It includes:

    Contact information for responsible individuals

    Compliance by CGPL with environmental and social requirements for the Project

    Environmental and social aspects of the Project under implementation

    Occupational health and safety performance and significant incidents

    Sustainable development initiatives and community relations

  • Annual Environmental & Social Performance Report (FY 10-11) CGPL Power Plant, Mundra

    August 2011 2 SENES

    2 Environmental & Social Management

    ESPR Preparer

    Report prepared by: SENES Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.

    Telephone: 022-27576298 / 32986995

    E-mail: mdakhore@senesindia.com / riyer@senesindia.co / spramanik@senesindia.com

    Signature:

    Report Date: August 2011

    Environmental & Social Responsibility

    For the period 2010-11 in

    view of the project

    operations and development

    and implementation of

    Corporate Sustainability

    Framework there has been

    augmentation in managerial

    staffing at both CGPL

    corporate and onsite office

    through deployment of

    Head O&M and CSR, Head

    Corporate CR and Chief

    Manager CSR & PR. The

    HSE department continues

    to successfully operate with

    its present staff strength

    which was augmented

    during the year 2009-10.

    The organogram

    highlighting the current

    staffing of the CSR

    department along with

    representation of forging

    partnership and Community

    Resource Facilitator (CRF)

    is provided in the chart

    below.

  • Annual Environmental & Social Performance Report (FY 10-11) CGPL Power Plant, Mundra

    August 2011 3 SENES

    Environmental Management Plan (EMP) & Social Management Plan (SMP) Implementation

    The following groups of the Tata Power Corporate Office and CGPLs on-site team are responsible

    for EMP and SMP implementation:

    Tata Power Corporate Office : Sustainability & SHE Group; HR - Land Acquisition, R&R,

    CSR

    On-site team at Mundra: Safety & Environment; HR Labour & Health; CSR

    As discussed in the earlier ESPR 2009-10 considerable improvements have been

    demonstrated by CGPL towards management of onsite safety risks through effective

    engagement with contractors and deployment of qualified HSE personnel. This has been

    further supplemented through proper implementation of focused safety initiatives (Safety

    Time Out, Parenting Scheme, Safety Bulletin etc), maintaining close communication with the

    contractor workers, organizing safety training and awareness programs, incident reporting,

    visual aids, etc. CGPL has successfully utilized the expert services of AKAAR an NGO in

    continued improvement of safety awareness onsite through induced behavioral change in

    contract workers. Adequate measures have also been taken to monitor worker health including

    female workers through health surveillance programs.

    With the gradual transition of project from construction to operations stage proactive efforts

    being made by CGPL towards management of risks associated with the transition phase

    through safety review, implementation of PSUR checklist, carrying out external safety audit

    through expert agencies, isolation of operations area and regularization of hand over

    approvals. However it is required that CGPL identifies and evaluates the project safety risks

    associated particularly with this phase to ensure effective management.

    As during construction the Environmental Performance Indicators (EPI) for project

    operations to be established and incorporated as part of the EMP developed for operations

    stage. Further it is recommended that CGPL develops and implement an Environmental

    Action Plan to cater to any deviations observed in the baseline environmental quality as part

    of continued environmental monitoring being undertaken. It is also suggested that CGPL

    carries out detailed assessment of cumulative environmental risks considering the presence of

    Adani Power TPP and related industries in the region.

    3 Compliance by CGPL with the Environmental & Social Requirements

    Compliance with Country Requirements

    This section intends to describe the compliance of project operations with applicable national

    and local environmental, social, labor, occupational health and safety laws and regulations

    including the conditions included in the relevant permit / clearance documents issued by

    Ministry of Environment and Forests, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, and any other

    Authority dealing with Environmental and Social Matters.

  • Annual Environmental & Social Performance Report (FY 10-11) CGPL Power Plant, Mundra

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    The project has received Environmental Clearance from MoEF, Forest and Coastal

    Regulation Zone Clearances from the Gujarat Department of Forests & Environment and

    Consent to Establish from the Gujarat Pollution