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  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa

    Six Monthly EC Compliance report for

    Thakurani Iron Ore Mines

    of

    M/s. Kaypee Enterprises

    For the period of

    April-2015 to September-2015.

  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa

    Ref. No. KP/TK/ MoEF / Date:25.12.2015

    The DIRECTOR (S), Eastern Regional Office, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India, A-3, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar – 751023 Sub: Environmental Clearance for expansion of Thakurani Iron Ore Mining Project of M/s

    Kaypee Enterprises located in Thkurani R. F. near Village Thakurani/Dalki, Tehsil Barbil, District Keonjhar, Odisha – Regarding six monthly compliance reports for the period April-2015 to September-2015.

    Ref: Ministry’s clearance letter No.J-11015/902/2007-IA.II (M) Dated 3rd February 2012

    Dear Sir,

    With reference to the above mentioned subject, we are submitting herewith the six monthly

    compliance report with comprehensive data of analysis reports (in both hard & soft copies as well

    as by e-mail) in respect of Thakurani Iron Ore Mines Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises located in

    Thakurani R. F. near Village Thakurani/Dalki, Tehsil Barbil, District Keonjhar, Odisha, for the

    period April-2015 to September- 2015.

    This is for your kind information.

    Thanking you,

    Yours faithfully, for M/s Kaypee Enterprises

    Mines Manager

    Thakurani Iron Ore Mines Encl: As Above.

  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa Copy to:

    The Zonal Officer, Central Pollution Control Board Eastern Zonal Office Kolkata.

    The Chairman,

    Sate Pollution Control Board, Orissa

    A/118, Nilakanthanagar, Unit – VIII,

    Bhubaneswar – 751 012.

    The Regional Director,

    Central Ground Water Board,

    Government of India,

    South Eastern Region,

    Bhubaneswar – 751 030.

  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa

    A. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

    1. No mining shall be carried out in the forestland involved in the project without obtaining

    requisite prior forestry clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The

    environmental clearance is subject to grant of forestry clearance.

    Compliance Status

    We have obtained the Forest Clearance (Stage - II) from MOEF, Govt. of India vide their letter

    No F.No-8-154/97-FC (Vol. II) dated 19.07.2005 over an area of 146.726 ha inclusive of

    39.726 ha of broken up area and the mining operation is being confined within that approved

    land.. Copy of MOEF approval letter is attached as ANNEXURE - I.

    2. The project proponent shall obtain Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate from

    the State Pollution Control Board, Orissa and effectively implement all the conditions

    stipulated therein.

    Compliance Status

    The Consent to establish for expansion of Iron ore production of 5.5 MTPA has been obtained

    from the OSPCB, Bhubaneswar Odisha, vide letter No. 4102/Ind-II-NOC-5155 dated

    07.03.2013, which also includes installation of 1x300 TPH stationary/modular crusher plant &

    5x300 TPH (2x300 TPH existing) mobile screening plants within the ML area. The Consent to

    Operate also has been obtained from OSPCB vide order No. 7772/IND-I-CON-2168

    dated. 08.05.2015 for the production of 5.5 MTPA. All the conditions stipulated in the consent to

    establish & operate are being adhered and implemented. The copy of the compliance report is

    attached as ANNEXURE – II.

    3. Prior environmental clearance from the Standing Committee of the National Board for

    Wildlife shall be obtained due to location of the mine in the buffer zone of the Singhbhum

    Elephant Reserve, before starting any activity relating to the project at site. All the

    conditions stipulated by the Standing Committee shall be effectively implemented in the

    project. It shall be noted that this clearance does not necessarily implies that wildlife

    clearance shall be granted to the project and that your proposal for wildlife clearance

    shall be considered by the competent authorities on its merit and decision taken. The

    investment made in the project, if any based on environmental clearance granted to the

    project, in anticipation of the clearance from wildlife clearance shall be entirely at the

    cost and risk of the project proponent and Ministry of Environment and Forests shall not

    be responsible in this regard in any manner.

  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa

    Compliance Status

    In view of the guideline issued by MOEF vide their letter No. F. No.6-10/2011WL Dt.19.12.2012

    with a view to ensure Conservation of Elephants, the Site Specific Wild Life Conservation Plan

    has been approved by the Chief Wildlife Warden, Odisha vide letter No.1254 Dt. 15.02.2010

    and the cost for implementation of the scheme in buffer zone for an amount of Rs.143.00 lakhs

    (One hundred forty three lakhs only) has been deposited in CAMPA fund with information to the

    D.F.O, Keonjhar. The NOC from the PCCF (WL) & Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha State has

    been granted vide their letter No. 5622/1WL-C-SSP-200/1 Dt. 09-08-2010 mentioning that the

    suggested measures in the approved Site Specific Wild Life Conservation Plan would mitigate

    the adverse impact if any, of this mining project on the adjoin forest and wild life area of

    Keonjhar District of Odisha as well as Singhbhum Elephant Reserve of Jhatkhand State

    Further, the Stage-II forest clearance has already been approved by MoEF in respect of this

    Thakurani Iron Ore Mine of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, vide letter No F- 8-154/97-FC(Vol.II)

    Date:19.07.2005. The State Pollution Control Board, Odisha has also granted NOC and consent

    to operate vide their letter No-5935/IND-I (CON)-2168 dated 30.03.2012.

    Therefore, according to the notification of MoEF Dt. 19.12.2012, we have requested the MoEF

    vide our letter dated 18.03.2013 and subsequent letter dated14.11.2013 to kindly take

    necessary action for exemption/deletion of the condition No.iii from the Environmental

    Clearance granted and to operate mines with the specified quantity.

    4. Environmental clearance is subject to final order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India

    in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs. Union of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 460 of 2004,

    as may be applicable to this project.

    Compliance Status

    Not Applicable, as the authentic map in this regard is showing non-existence of any ecologically

    sensitive area such as national park/wildlife sanctuary /Biosphere reserve/ Elephant/Tiger

    Reserves and their Corridors etc. within the 10 km radius of buffer zone. Besides this, a site

    Specific Wild Life Conservation Plan for Thakurani Iron Ore Mine has been prepared which is

    approved by the PCCF (WL) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Odisha vide letter No.1254 Dated

    15-12-2010. We are implementing the approved site specific wild life conservation plan in

  • Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance Conditions – Thakurani Iron Ore Mining

    Project of M/s Kaypee Enterprises, Keonjhar, Orissa

    consultation with Divisional Forest Officer, Keonjhar. Copy of the same is attached as

    Annexure – III.

    5. The Company shall submit within 3 months their policy towards Corporate Environment

    Responsibility which should inter-alia provide for (i) Standard operating process /

    process to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental

    or forest norms / conditions, (ii) Hierarchical system or Administrative order of the

    company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the EC

    conditions and (iii) System of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental

    norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders.

    Compliance Status

    We have already implemented corporate environmental responsibility policy considering the

    manual designed based on the ISO: 14001 standard guidelines, which describe the standard

    operating procedures/ processes to counter the deviations/ violations relating to environmental

    norms/conditions and reinforcing the same with hierarchical system of check and balance. The

    quarterly internal audit is being conducted in between departments and in line to the same, the

    Management review meeting is also being conducted on regular basis.

    6. The mining oper

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