Pre-Feasibility Report for Girgita Limestone Mine of M/s KJS Cements Ltd.)

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1 Pre-Feasibility Report for Girgita Limestone Mine of M/s KJS Cements Ltd.)

2 1) Executive Summary Project Name of Company / Mine Owner Location Village Taluka District State Girgita Limestone Mine M/s KJS Cements Ltd. Amilia, Girgita and Sonwari Maihar Satna Madhya pradesh 1 Mining Lease Area & Type of land Ha. Mine lease area includes existing mine pits, surface dumps, haulage roads, infrastructure and undisturbed waste/barren, agricultural land. The proposal is for production of limestone to a tune of 1.75 MTPA. 2 Geographical co-ordinates Corner Latitude Longitude Name of Rivers/ Nallahs/ Tanks/ Spring/ Lakes etc Tamas river m E Seranji Nallah km NE Lilji Nallah km N Ghusra Nallah km WNW Gadha Nallah km NE Pathna Nallah km N 4 Name of Reserve Forest(s), Wild life Sanctuary/ National parks etc. Ghutehi P.F. (6.02 km W) Kaimur R.F. (5.4 km S) Tamas River (121m E) 5 Topography of ML area Highest elevation :339 m AMSL Lowest elevation : 328 m AMSL 6 Name of Mineral mined Limestone 7 Rate of Production (in MTPA) Proposed : 1.75 MTPA Limestone Crusher : 1200 TPH

3 8 Life of mine 20 Years 9 Mineral Reserve in Million Tonnes Proved reserves: Mill. Tonne (Limestone) 10 Drilling/ Blasting Yes. Controlled blasting using Delay detonators. 11 Ultimate depth of Mining 40 m BGL (up to 292 m AMSL) 12 Ground water level 303 to 305 m AMSL (GWT will be intersected) 13 GWT intersection Yes. 14 Drainage pattern/ water courses There is no perennial surface water body within the mine lease area. The main drainage of the study area is through Tamas river flowing 0.16 km east of the mine lease. The study area is drained by a number of First and Second order streams ultimately joining the Tamas river. 15 Break-up of Land Utilization Enclosed as Annexure 2 of Form I Pattern 16 Water requirement & Source Total water requirement for dust suppression, plantation and drinking is m 3 /day. Water will be sourced from mine pits for plantation and dust suppression and ground water for drinking. 17 Solid waste 21,00,000 cum of soil and 14,00,000 cum of OB/Waste is proposed to be generated upto Conceptual stage. 18 IBM approval : Date Mining plan has been prepared and submitted to IBM for approval. 19 Public hearing : Date To be applied 20 Cost of project Rs.25.1 crores. 21 Any Other (specify) --

4 2) Introduction of the Project / Background Information (i) Identification of Project and Project Proponent Name of the Project: Girgita Limestone Mine Location : Girgita, Amilia and Sonwari villages, Tehsil Maihar, District Satna, Madhya Pradesh state. Production : Production of 1.75 MTPA of Limestone Crusher 1200 TPH ML Area : Ha existing mine pits, surface dumps, haul roads, agricultural land and Waste / Barren Land The area under reference is situated in Village Amilia, Girgita & Sonwari of District Satna (M.P.). The area prior to 1975 was worked under quarry lease. The area was then granted under mining lease to The Maihar Stone & Lime Co. Ltd. for 20 years period w.e.f to The mining lease was renewed for 20 years period to the lessee company w.e.f to The lease area was transferred to M/s. Sarveshwari Minerals Pvt. Ltd. Vide State Govt. order No. F3-70/2002/12/2 dated The transfer deed was executed on and registered on for rest of the lease period i.e The lease area has again been transferred to M/s. KJS Cement Ltd. Vide State Govt. order No. F3-70/2002/12/2 dated and hence transfer deed was executed as per Rule 37 of MCR The mine is closed after transfer of mining lease. The past production details are given in Annexure 4. The Girgita Limestone Mine along with Adjoining Amilia Limestone Mine are captive to KJS Cement Plant located adjacent to this mine lease area.

5 Name and Address of the Project Proponent: Shri. Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia Managing Director M/s KJS Cement Ltd. Village - Amilia, P.O.- Maihar Dist. Satna (M.P.) Pin , E mail: Tel: Fax: ii) Brief Description of the Nature of the Project. The lease area was under quarry lease of M/s Maihar Stone & Lime Co. Ltd. and the company was granted mining lease with effect from The company has done extensive development and mining in the lease area. The mine lease area is partly private land, partly own land and partly Govt. land. Opencast fully mechanised method of mining will be adopted. The OB soil and shale limestone will be removed, drilling, loading and transport, face clearing and removal of shale and mine debris will be done by HEMM. Drilling and blasting will be carried out to mine the mineral. The development and production will be done side by side. Proposed limestone from the mine will be 1.75 MTPA. (iii) Need for the project and its importance to the country and or region Girgita limestone mine is captive to the KJS cement plant located adjacent to the mine lease area. All the limestone produced will be consumed in the cement plant for cement production. Apart from this, the production of mineral will benefit to the State in the form of Royalty. The project will generate direct and

6 indirect employment opportunities to the tune of about 150 persons from the nearby villages. (iv) Demand Supply Gap / Use of Mineral The limestone from the mine lease area will be used for cement production in the Company s cement plant located adjacent to the mine lease area. All the mineral produced in the mine will be consumed in the cement plant. (v) Domestic / Export Markets The mine is captive to Company s cement plant located adjacent to the mine. (vii) Employment Generation (Direct and Indirect) Due to Project. The total manpower requirement in this project is 100 persons and the indirect employment generation from the project will be around for 50 persons. 3) Project Description (i) Type of Project (including interlinked and interdependent project, if any) The mine lease along with adjoining Amilia limestone mine is captive to the KJS cement plant of the company. The cement plant is located adjacent to the mine.

7 (ii) Location (map showing general location, specific location and project boundary & project site specific layout) with coordinates. The mine lease area is situated in Girgita, Sonwari and Amilia villages, in Maihar Taluka, Satna District of Madhya Pradesh. The co-ordinates of the mine lease area are : Pillar No. Latitude - North Longitude - East Khasra No. / Plot No. / Block Range /Survey No : List of the Khasra No. is enclosed as Annexure 1 Lease Area (ha) : Ha Type of Land : Existing mine pits, Surface dumps, Haul roads and waste/ Barren Land, agricultural land. The mine lease area is partly private land, partly own land and partly Govt. land. (iii) Details of alternate sites considered and the basis of selecting the proposed site, particularly the environmental considerations should be highlighted. This is an existing mine. Mining is a site specific project hence no alternate site is considered.

8 (iv) Size or Magnitude of operation. The maximum rated capacity of the project will be 1.75 MTPA of Limestone and the mine lease area is spread over Ha. A Crusher of 1200 TPH capacity will be installed in the northern part of the mine lease area. (v) Project Description with Process details (a schematic diagram/ Flow chart showing the project layout, components of the project etc. should be given. Mining Process Fully mechanised Opencast method of mining will be adopted in the lease area. Drilling and blasting will be practiced for excavation of the mineral. The OB soil and shale limestone will be removed, drilling, loading and transport, face clearing and removal of shale and mine debris will be done by HEMM. Hydraulic excavators will be used for progressing benches and for handling ore/waste material. 35 ton / 10 ton capacity dumpers will be used for transportation of the mineral and waste. The mineral will be sent to the 1200 TPH capacity crusher located in the mine lease area for size reduction. After crushing, the mineral will be sent to KJS cement plant located adjacent to the mine lease area. The existing haul roads will be extended at a gradient of 1 in 16. The OB/waste generated will be utilised for backfilling besides Plantation will be carried out along the mine lease boundary, on protective bund, barrier zones, along haulage and mineral transport roads, around infrastructure area, etc.

9 (vi) Availability of water, its source, Water Requirement Activity Water requirement, m 3 /d Source Dust suppression 158 Green Belt 15 Mine pit water Workshop 20 Domestic 4.5 Ground water Total Energy/ power source The mine will be fully mechanised. All the mining machinery and transport vehicles will be diesel operated. Electrical power will be required only for site office and lighting purposes and will be obtained from State Electricity Board. (viii) Quantity of wastes to be generated (liquid and solid) and scheme for their management / disposal. Waste generation and Disposal of waste Overburden soil and shale on the ore body and interburden is the waste material to be handled during mining. 21,00,000 cum of soil and 14,00,000 cum of OB/Waste is proposed to be generated upto Conceptual stage. The solid waste will be backfilled in the mined out area and utilised for preparation of protective bund. Generation of waste water Domestic waste water generated from the site office will be discharged in septic tank / soak pit. Effluent from workshops will be treated in oil and grease trap and will be re-circulated. No effluent is proposed to be discharged outside the mine lease.

10 4) SITE ANALYSIS (i) Connectivity Road : The mine lease area is situated at 2.5 km from Maihar on Maihar Saralanagar road. Railway Station: Maihar (3 km) Airport: Jabalpur (160 km) (ii) Land Form, Land use and Land Ownership Land Form: The mine lease area includes existing mine pits, surface dumps, haul roads, infrastructure, agricultural land and barren /waste land. The mine lease area is partly private land, partly own land and partly Govt. Land.. Sl. No. Existing and proposed Land Use of the mine lease area Particulars Present Land Use (in Ha.) 5 th year At the end of mine life 1. Total area excavated (broken) Area fully mined out (out of 1) Area fully reclaimed (Backfilled out of 2) Area rehabilitated out of 3 by afforestation Area reclaimed by water harvesting Total area under dumps Area under active dumps Area under Road/water body Area under Green belt (i.e. plantation on area other than dump and backfilled area) Area under infrastructure / Bund / Drain etc Undisturbed area Total lease area

11 (iii) Topography along with maps Topography of Mine Lease Area The mine lease area is mostly flat terrain with a large number of agricultural fields. The relief is gentle with a maximum elevation difference of about 11 m. An average elevation of the area is about 332 m AMSL. The minimum elevation of the lease area is 328 m AMSL and the highest elevation is 339 m AMSL in NE and East respectively. Topographical Map is enclosed as Attachment (iv) Existing Land use pattern and distances from forests, CRZ, etc. The existing land use of the mine lease area is given in Table above. The Mine lease area includes existing mine pits, surface dumps, haul roads, infrastructure and waste / barren land. Forests: Ghutehi P.F. : 6.02 km W Kaimur R.F. : 5.4 km S Wildlife sanctuary : None within the study area CRZ : Not present in the study area (v) Existing infrastructure Roads: Maihar Saralanagar road passes through the mine lease area Railway: Maihar (3.5 km) (vi) Soil classification The soil in the area is mainly sandy and calcareous in nature. At some places, black soil is present.

12 (vii) Social infrastructure Available Existing: Road : The Maihar Saralanager PWD road passes through the southern part of the mine lease area.. Railway Station: Maihar (3.5 km) Airport: Jabalpur (160 km) Water Supply: Requirement of domestic water is fulfilled by open wells and tube wells in the nearby villages. All the basic facilities are available at Maihar (2.5 km) including Primary Health Centre and schooling & Post Office, banking and rest house, etc. 5. Planning Brief (i) Planning Concept The mining plan has been prepared for 1.75 MTPA limestone production and is submitted to IBM for approval. (ii) Population Projection The project has employed most of the workers from nearby villages. There will not be any increase in population due to the project. However, few people from other area may migrate in this area for business opportunities. (iii) Land use planning (Break up along with green belt, etc.) The proposed land use at the end of mine life is given in table above:

13 (iv) Assessment of Infrastructure Demand The following facilities will be extended to the nearby villages by the mine management. Proposed facilities: Provision of green belt along the mine lease boundary Direct Employment to required number of persons from nearby villages. Indirect employment opportunities to about 50 persons from the nearby villages. Arrangements for safe and healthy working conditions Provision of Drinking water to nearby villages through tankers in dry period. Medical facilities and Health check-up camps for the workers Conducting medical camps in nearby villages at regular interval. Conducting socio-economic welfare activities in the nearby villages 6) Proposed Infrastructure (i) Industrial Area (Processing area) Office and stores have already been provided in the mine lease area. Specified first Aid box have been maintained at the site office and the rest shelter as per mines Act Additional facilities will be made as per the requirement. (ii) Residential area (Non Processing area) There is no residential area in the mine lease. Only Site office and rest shelter have been provided.

14 (iii) Green Belt It is proposed to plant trees along the mine lease boundary as well as on the backfilled area. Plantation will also be carried out on the barrier zone, around infrastructure facilities, along the sides of haul roads, mineral transport roads etc. The species of Babool, Sub-babool, Karanj, Amla and Mango tress will be planted every year. Barbed wire fencing will be done to protect the plants from animals. (iv) Social Infrastructure Road facility (existing roads will be maintained regularly) Employment opportunity Medical camps Social awareness camps, Donations to schools Secondary employment opportunities Formation of self help groups for the women in nearby villages (v) Connectivity The area is well connected to Maihar by road. (vi) Drinking Water Management (Source and supply of Water) Ground water will be used for drinking. (vii) Sewerage System The domestic effluent from the site office and rest shelter will be discharged in septic tank and soak pit system.

15 (viii) Industrial Waste Management There will not be any industrial waste generation. The only waste generated from the mine will be overburden. (ix) Solid Waste Management Solid waste generated from the mine will be initially dumped in surface dumps within the mine lease area. Backfilling will be started once the mined out area is available. Plantation will be carried out on the backfilled area. (x) Power requirement & Supply / Source. The mine will be fully mechanised. All the mining and transportation equipments will be diesel operated. Electrical power is required only for site office and lighting and the electrical power is obtained from State Electricity Board. 7) Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) Plan The mine was in operation during past and there was no disturbance to human settlement due to the mining activities. No Rehabilitation and resettlement of population is proposed as there is no human settlement within ML area.. The private land owners will be paid as per the applicable State Govt. Norms/ present market rates, whichever is greater. The land owners will also be offered job in the mine as per their eligibility or the mine management will help him/her to start his own business for the livelihood.

16 8) Project Schedule and Cost Estimates The Mining plan is prepared for five years and the mine life is 20 years. Sr. no. Description Cost in Rs. 1 Land cost expenditure 200 millions 2 Cost of infrastructure, Equipment, vehicles, 50 millions Manpower, machineries, etc. 3 Environmental protection (check dams etc) 0.50 millions 4 Socio-economic development 0,50 millions TOTAL 251 millions 9. Analysis of Proposed (Final Recommendations) The proposed production will bring economical benefits to the state by the way of increase in Royalty for mineral and to the local people by way of additional direct and secondary employment opportunities. The mine management will also help the nearby villages by conducting various socio-economic welfare activities on regular basis, especially keeping in view the tribal and economically backward population in the area. Thus the project will bring about socioeconomic improvement of the area and will prove beneficial to the area.