SRI K. RAVI SHANKAR SURVEY NO.100, ODULAPALLI VILLAGE, TALPULA MANDAL, ANANTHAPURAMU DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH

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1 SRI K. RAVI SHANKAR SURVEY NO.100, ODULAPALLI VILLAGE, TALPULA MANDAL, ANANTHAPURAMU DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH PRE FEASIBILITY REPORT (OPENCAST QUARTZ MINE ha) SUBMITTED BY Sri Door No. 39/49/39, Krishnadevaraya Colony, Kadapa Mobile No STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION BY TEAM Labs and Consultants (MoE&F O.M. - S. NO: 25, List A-1) B-115, 116,117 & 509, Annapurna Block, Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad Phone: /616, Tele fax: SUBMITTED TO STATE LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY, ANDHRA PRADESH, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

2 Pre Feasibility Report Sri Door No. 39/49/39, Krishnadevaraya Colony, Kadapa Mobile No Executive Summary Sri proposes to conduct opencast fully mechanised method mining for Quartz mine in an area of ha in Survey No.100, Odulapalli Village, Talpula Mandal, Ananthapuramu District, Andhra Pradesh. In principle of application notice issued by Department of Mines and Geology, Government of Andhra Pradesh vide letter no. 9130/R4-1/2016 dated Mining plan approved by the DDMG, Kurnool vide letter no. 2621/MP-ATP/2017 dated The proposed production of Quartz is Tons/Annum. Capital cost proposed for the mining will be approximately Rs. 100 Lakhs. 2. Introduction of the Project / Background Information: i) Identification of Project and project Proponent In principle of application notice issued by Department of Mines and Geology, Government of Andhra Pradesh vide letter no. 9130/R4-1/2016 dated Mining plan approved by the DDMG, Kurnool vide letter no. 2621/MP-ATP/2017 dated ii) Brief description of nature of the project The mining operations will be carried out by fully mechanized opencast method with a bench height 6m and depth of 6m. Drilling and blasting is required for the excavation of the mineral and to remove the adjacent rock. The drilling will be conducted by using the jack hammer drill machine. The blasted material will be loaded into dumpers by using JCB machine/excavators and transported to the dumping yard and quartz will be sent to consumers. In this mine we will be using mineral separation plant. Need for the project and its importance to the country and or region There is a growing demand for quartz as industrial additive in Glass, Alloys, Silicon carbide and Steel industries. iii) Demand - Supply Gap Primarily there is no gap between demand and supply of either Quartz. There is abundant supply of both these products in India presently. In fact India is surplus in both these products and is in a capacity of export to needy countries. 1 P a g e

3 iv) Imports Vs. Indigenous Production Presently there are no imports of this material. India is self sufficient in quartz availability and there are no exports also for this material. v) Export possibility Presently there is no Export of this material. India is self sufficient in quartz availability and there are no exports also for this material. vi) Domestic/export Markets: The mining projects are expected to have domestic and export sales based on the quality of mineral, demand and costing etc. vii) Employment Generation (Direct and Indirect) due to the project: The following employees are required for the proposed mining project/activity. Employment potential S. No. Employee type Quantity 1 Mines Manager 1 2 Mine Supervisor 4 3 Semi Skilled 10 4 Unskilled 15 Total 30 Drinking water and first aid facilities are provided in this area. 3. Project Description i) Type of Project including interlinked and interdependent projects, if any: The mining operations will be carried out by fully mechanized opencast method. Drilling and blasting is required for the excavation of the mineral. ii) Location (maps showing general location, specific location, and project boundary & project site layout with coordinates). The mine lease area falls in the Survey of India topo sheet no. 57 J/3 with the co-ordinates of Latitude 14 17'50.10"N and Longitude 78 07'50.40"E with a highest elevation of 563 m. The nearest village Gondipalli located at a distance of 1.0 Km from the Mine lease Boundary area in Southwest direction. The nearest town is Kadiri located at a distance of 18.6 km in South direction. Railway station is Kalasamudram at a distance of 9.2 kms in Southwest direction. Ananthapuramu to Kadiri Highway road is passing at a distance of 8.2 km from the QL area in SW direction. The lease area can be accessible through a cart track from Gondipalle village. Kokkarajukonda RF is at a distance of 1.4 km in NE. Nigadi Extension RF is at a distance of 4.0 km in South. Dorigallu RF is at a distance of 5.2 km in North. Seasonal Madduleru River is passing at a distance of 6.0km in SW. There is no national park, 2 P a g e

4 wildlife/bird sanctuary, critically polluted area and Interstate boundary within 10km radius from the mine lease areas. Location map of the mine lease area is presented in figure 1. iii) Details of alternate sites considered and the basis of selecting the proposed site, particularly the environmental considerations gone into should be highlighted. No alternative sites considered, the proposal is existing mining project and it is site specific. iv) Size or magnitude of operation: The lessee proposes to produce Quartz Production of Tons/Annum by fully mechanized opencast method mining. v) Project description with process details (a schematic diagram/flow chart showing the project layout, components of the project etc. should be given) The mining operations will be carried out by fully mechanized opencast method with an bench height 6m and depth of 6m. Drilling and blasting is required for the excavation of the mineral and to remove the adjacent rock. The drilling will be conducted by using the jack hammer drill machine. The blasted material will be loaded into dumpers by using JCB machine/excavators and transported to the dumping yard and quartz will be sent to consumers. In this mine we will be using mineral separation plant. vi) Raw material required along with estimated quantity likely source, marketing area of final product/s, mode of transport of raw material and finished product No raw material is required, project is for mining Quartz. The extracted Quartz is mainly sold in domestic market. Figure P.1 Quarry lease location map 3 P a g e

5 vii) Resource optimization/recycling and reuse envisaged in the project, if any, should be briefly outlined. No top soil is generated in this mine lease area. The degraded lands due to various mining operations within the lease area need restoration or reclamation by taking up suitable management methods. At the end of the mine, the exhausted pit shall be backfilled where as balance mined out pit shall act as pond storage. viii) Availability of water its source, energy/power requirement and source should be Water given Water Requirement requirement is mainly for drinking purpose, domestic purpose, green belt maintaining and for sprinkling on Mine haulage roads the water shall be drawn from nearby village. The domestic waste water shall be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. Rainwater Catch Pond of 20 KL capacity will be provided to collect the storm water for reuse. This will ensure that the rainwater is effectively used and minimizes the drawl of ground water resources. The required water shall be drawn from the local villages through tankers. Total Water requirement S. No Water Usage Quantity KLD 1 Wet drilling operation Water sprinkling on haul rods Ltr/Head Green Belt development 1.0 Total 24.4 Electricity: The operations in the mine lease need electricity for their operations and also used generators for operations. Public power facility is there in nearest villages and Gondipalli located at a distance of 1.0 Km from the Mine lease Boundary area in Southwest direction. ix) Quantity of wastes to be generated (liquid and solid) and scheme for their Management/disposal The quantity handled during plan period will be Tons of waste. About 1.2 ha of area is selected for dump yard with an average height of 20 m in East and West side part of the mine lease area. During lease period dump area is m 2 with a height of 20 m. A Toewall will be constructed around the dump to preventing the slanting of boulders and also garland drainage will be provided. 4 P a g e

6 4. Site Analysis 4.1 Quarry Location The mine lease area falls in the Survey of India topo sheet no. 57 J/3 with the co-ordinates of Latitude 14 17'50.10"N and Longitude 78 07'50.40"E with a highest elevation of 563 m. The nearest village Gondipalli located at a distance of 1.0 Km from the Mine lease Boundary area in Southwest direction. The nearest town is Kadiri located at a distance of 18.6 km in South direction. Railway station is Kalasamudram at a distance of 9.2 kms in Southwest direction. Ananthapuramu to Kadiri Highway road is passing at a distance of 8.2 km from the QL area in SW direction. The lease area can be accessible through a cart track from Gondipalle village. Kokkarajukonda RF is at a distance of 1.4 km in NE. Nigadi Extension RF is at a distance of 4.0 km in South. Dorigallu RF is at a distance of 5.2 km in North. Seasonal Madduleru River is passing at a distance of 6.0km in SW. There is no national park, wildlife/bird sanctuary, critically polluted area and Interstate boundary within 10km radius from the mine lease areas. 5. Planning Brief The project is envisaged to be put in production/mining by this year, and the production shall be initiated thereon. Geologists and Mining engineer are identified for preparing the detailed project report. 6. Proposed Infrastructure The nearest town is Kadiri located at a distance of 18.6 km in South direction. Railway station is Kalasamudram at a distance of 9.2 kms in Southwest direction. Ananthapuramu to Kadiri Highway road is passing at a distance of 8.2 km from the QL area in SW direction. The lease area can be accessible through a cart track from Gondipalle village. 6.1 Utilities List of Machinery S. No. Type No s 1 Excavator 03 2 Wheel Loader 01 3 Wagon Drills 02 4 Tippers 07 5 Water Tanker 02 6 Tractor Mounted Compressor 01 5 P a g e

7 6.2 Waste management Liquid Effluents There is no effluent generated from the mine operations. The effluent generated from the domestic is sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. The water draining the dump will be send through a single point to siltation tank. Silt carried from the quarry face will be deposited in the siltation tank and silt free water will be passed into the surrounding environment. Air Pollution The Quartz mining does not involve much dust formations. The dust anticipated at drilling place will be suppressed by putting cloth around the hole and the dust would be generated during blasting, drilling and mining and also during handling and transportation of the material. The suggested control measures are Dust suppression systems (water spraying) to be adopted at Faces/sites before and after blasting, Faces/sites while loading; and Use of sharp drill bits for drilling holes and drills with water flushing systems (wet drilling) to reduce dust generation. Regular water spraying on haulage roads during transportation of minerals. Dusk masks will be provided to the workers in the dressing section and dust collector in the drilling section. Solid waste The quantity handled during plan period will be Tons of waste. About 1.2 ha of area is selected for dump yard with an average height of 20 m in East and West side part of the mine lease area. During lease period dump area is m 2 with a height of 20 m. A Toewall will be constructed around the dump to preventing the slanting of boulders and also garland drainage will be provided 7. Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) Plan NA. 8. Project Schedule & Cost Estimates i) Likely date of start of construction and likely date of completion (Time schedule for the project to be given) Construction activity involves mine office cum rest shelter and toilets with temporary structures. The roof will be of asbestos sheets covered by hay to keep it cool in summer. A first aid certificate holder will be the in-charge of the first aid room. Protected drinking 6 P a g e

8 water will be provided and stored in earthen pots. It will start after obtaining all statutory clearances, estimated date of construction and completion by this year. ii) Estimated project cost along with analysis in terms of economic viability of the project The estimated cost of the project is approximately Rs. 100 Lakhs. Purpose Cost Rs. In Lakhs Machinery 80 Occupational health and Safety equipments 10 Contingencies & pre-operative expenses 10 Total Project cost P a g e