Report on Damage Assessment and. Remediation Plan and Natural & Community Augmentation Plan

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1 Report on 1. PROJECT LOCATION & LAND USE The Ganesh Park 3 is a residential building project constructed on plot 608 to 613/5 Vil: GIDC Ankleshwar in Bharuch district of Gujarat state. The project land is acquired from GIDC Ankleshwar on lease for 99 years on 06/01/2014. The proponent has obtained approval from GIDC for the set up of residential building on acquired land. The project site is situated in housing sector of GIDC and is approved for the use of residential purpose. 2. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT In this project total 24 blocks for residential use are planned to construct as approved by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. Total plot area of this project is 24, sq.m. As per the approved plan total built up area is 35,540.4 sq.m. & FSI area is 34, sq. m. Till date total 18 blocks out of 24 blocks have been constructed with approximately 26,500 sq.m. built up area & 26,000 sq.m. FSI area and 6 blocks are yet to be constructed. 3. PROJECT CHRONOLOGY Date Activity 1. 18/06/2013 Drawings/ Plans for the project were approved by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) 2. 06/01/2014 Plot has been given on lease to Ganesh Infrastructure Co. Op. Ho. So. Ltd by GIDC, Ankleshwar 3. January /12/2014 & 27/02/2015 Construction work of the project was started before obtaining Environmental Clearance due to lack of legal knowledge GPCB officials visited project site and given inspection note regarding violation of the EIA notification, /03/2015 Submission of application for obtaining Environmental Clearance to SEAC, Gujarat Page 1 of 8

2 Date Activity 6. 20/05/2015 GPCB filed criminal case against the project proponent in Chief Judiciary Magistrate Court, Ankleshwar 7. 15/06/2015 Submission of all the required documents for compliance of violation to SEAC, Gujarat /06/2015 The project was considered in 245 th meeting of SEAC, Gujarat /04/2017 SEIAA, Gujarat decided to delist the application for Environmental Clearance under violation of EIA Notification, 2006 in the 116 th meeting of SEIAA 4. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORT A. During Construction Phase The project activities have been confined within the project site only and so are most of the impacts. The project is situated on GIDC land which is approved for the use of residential purpose. Hence, land use pattern has not been changed due to this project. The land of the project with surroundings was flat land without any undulation. Hence, any significant land disturbances resulting in soil erosion, subsidence and instability were not occurred. Land/soil environment was affected temporarily due to activities like site preparation, excavation, material handling & storage etc. during construction phase. Proper storage of the construction materials as well as adequate drainage systems were provided to deal with the storm water in case of rain and to prevent any contamination. There is no natural watercourse or drainage passing through the project site. Hence the project does not involve alteration of natural drainage systems. All the trees present at the project site were peripheral to the site. Hence, for development of the project no tree was cut and no major disturbance to local ecology was occurred. The following precautions were taken during construction phase to control pollution. Page 2 of 8

3 a. Water Pollution: Sewage generated during construction phase was discharged into underground drainage line of GIDC. Wastewater generated due to washing and cleaning of construction equipment was collected and reused in concrete handling, mixing & curing. b. Air Pollution: Air pollution during construction activity was mainly due to dust generation and gaseous emission from vehicular movement. Below mentioned precautionary measures were taken to control air pollution. Peripheral barricading sheet of minimum 5 m heights to prevent dust emission spreading outside the project premises. Under construction building covered thoroughly with jute/green PVC cloth. Avoid vehicle trips carrying construction material during day time and peak hour Use Plastic cover sheet / tarpaulin while transporting raw material at site Store any dry, dusty materials in closed room/shed and prevented from blowing. Sprinkle water with fine spray nozzles in vulnerable areas to suppress the dust and control fugitive emissions generated due to transport and handling of construction material. Develop green belt from construction phase. c. Solid Waste: For construction of the project excavation was carried out for foundation of the buildings. Top soil was used for greenbelt development and other excavated soil was used at site for back filling& land leveling. The solid waste generated during construction activities was limited to project site only. These were segregated manually to remove non-reusable waste and reusable waste was reused for backfilling and road development within the site up to the maximum possible extent. The non-reusable waste was disposed of by sending at GIDC approved site. d. Noise Pollution: Noise generated from various construction activities. To control noise pollution following precautionary measures were taken; Page 3 of 8

4 Use of Machinery having highest standard and comply with national standard that take care of noise and vibration. Carry out oiling and lubrication of equipment Avoid unnecessary speeding of vehicles inside premises Noise level at 1 m from the different equipment were assured as below; Concrete Mixer Truck : db(a) Mobile Cranes : db(a) Hammering : db(a) Loader : db(a) Concluding the above mentioned facts it can be said that the project does not have any adverse impact on the surrounding environment. The impacts were confined mainly to project site and for short duration. B. During Operation Phase a. Water Pollution: Total water requirement for the project during operation phase is estimated to be 324 KLD. The water requirement is partially met by GIDC water supply and remaining need is fulfilled through the bore-well constructed at site. Sewage generation during operation phase is estimated to be 252 KLD. b. Air Pollution: Source of air pollution during operation phase is mainly domestic activities and vehicular movement. In this project DG set is not installed; hence, flue gas emission is not envisaged. Any other source of air pollution is not identified. c. Solid waste Generation: Total solid waste generation from project is estimated to be 1,157 kg/day from various domestic activities and horticulture activity. This solid waste contains recyclable and nonrecyclable waste. d. Noise Pollution: The only source of noise pollution during operation phase is vehicular movement due to influx of people which is very negligible. No other source is identified for noise pollution. Page 4 of 8

5 5. REMEDIATION PLAN AND NATURAL & COMMUNITY AUGMENTATION PLAN A. Environmental Management Plan during operation phase: a. Water resource & WW management: The water requirement for operation phase is mainly met by GIDC water supply and remaining need is fulfilled through the bore-well constructed at site. Hence, there is no major thrust on ground water. Proper rain water drainage facility has been provided and rain water harvesting system is installed at project site. Total 8 nos. of percolation wells are installed within the premises to recharge the storm water. Sewage generated during operation phase is discharged into underground drainage line of GIDC. Hence, there is not any impact on surface water and ground water due to discharge of sewage. b. Air quality management: All operational vehicles will go through regular maintenance and pollution checkup. All the private vehicle owners will be asked to have updated PUC (Pollution under Control) certificate. To mitigate the air pollution, greenbelt is planned to develop in 2, sq. m. area out of total plot area. c. Solid waste management The residents are encouraged to segregate recyclable and non-recyclable solid waste at source. Recyclable wastes are sold to the scrap vendors by the residents. Door to door facility is available for collection of non-recyclable wastes. These wastes are sent to nearest collection point of GIDC, Ankleshwar. d. Noise and vibration management: Proper road network has been designed as per the prevailing guidelines for smooth operation of traffic; impact in noise level due to the operational traffic will be negligible. The landscape design along the periphery of the plot has been developed to achieve attenuation factor conforming to noise standards. Page 5 of 8

6 of Blocks of floor Total no. of extinguisher Residential Building Construction Project The open spaces inside the plot is suitably landscaped and covered with vegetation to reduce the impact of noise. e. Green area development management Greenbelt is planned to develop in 2, sq. m. area out of total plot area. Total 365 trees are planned to plant in the premises out of which 90 indigenous / local trees are planted all around the project site to reduce the impact of the air pollution. Remaining trees will be planted in near future. Planting of trees are undertaken in appropriate encircling rows. It is tolerant to air pollutants present in the area mainly dust pollution. It is being able to grow and thrive on soil of areas, be evergreen in habitat having minimum of leaf fall. f. Fire and safety management The project is low rise residential building comprises of flats and firefighting system as per the NBC guideline for low rise building will be provided. Hose-reel and Portable fire extinguishers like DCP (Dry chemical powder) & CO2 type extinguisher etc. will be provided on alternate floor of each building as per NBC guidelines. The details of fire extinguishers are given in following table. Dry Chemical Powders CO 2 Type Block Capacity, Kg Total, Kg Capacity, Kg Total, Kg A to J & P to Y L to O Total g. Details of energy conservation measures Buildings are designed and constructed such a way that maximum use of natural lighting can be achieved. The walls, roofs and openings are designed such a way that influx of heat is minimum. Efficient lamps, luminaries and control devices have been provided. The transformers and motors have been provided having minimum efficiency of 85%. Page 6 of 8

7 Use of light colors for the walls and ceiling to reduce the UV absorption and minimize the associated cooling requirement. The building materials, having lower U-value and the insulating material having higher R-value are selected for optimum energy performance. h. Budget allocation for EMP Capital investment allocated towards the environmental protection, control & mitigation measures is about Rs Lacs for project. The unit will keep provision for adequate funds aside to meet with regular expenses for the environmental control measures. The break-up of capital cost and recurring cost for environmental management for the proposed project is given in following table. 1. Description Solid and hazardous waste management Approximate Capital cost (Rs. In Lacs) Approximate recurring cost per annum (Rs. in Lacs) Basis for cost estimates Provide bins door to door and transportation cost 2. Environmental Monitoring The recurring cost would be incurred on hiring of consultants and payment of various statutory fees to regulatory agencies. 3. Rain Water Harvesting Installation and maintenance of Collection system, treatment and recharge well for rain water 4. Greenbelt Development and maintenance of greenbelt Total B. Environmental Monitoring Plan during operation phase: Potential Impact Action Parameters for Monitoring Timing 1 Air Environment All the private vehicle owners will be asked to have updated PUC (Pollution under Control) certificate and use fuelefficient vehicles. Vehicle logs During Operation phase 2 Noise Generation of vehicular noise Maintain record of vehicles During Operation phase Page 7 of 8

8 Potential Impact 3 Waste water Discharge 4 Drainage and effluent management 5 Storm water control 6 Solid waste management Action Ensure all the wastewater is disposed into underground drainage line of GIDC Ensure drainage system and specific design measures are working effectively. Design to incorporate existing drainage pattern and avoid disturbing the same. Effective recharging of the storm waters through harvesting system Residents are encouraged to segregate recyclable and non-recyclable waste at the source. Proper disposal/ reuse of waste, Recovery of recyclable material Parameters for Monitoring No discharge to be made into open environment; surface water, groundwater or soil. Visual inspection of drainage and records thereof Visual inspection of storm water drain and pre-filtration system and records thereof Regular disposal to nearest collection point of GIDC Timing During Operation phase During operation phase As per CGWA -- Page 8 of 8