Environment & Society – “Our Concern”

 

Environmental Policy For Secl’s Mining Projects

(As Per Iso 14001)

We Are Committed To ,

Continual Improvement In

Our Environmental Performance,

With Emphasis On

Compliance Of Environmental Legislations,

Prevention Of Pollution At All Levels,

Participation Of Interested Parties, And

Reuse Of Generated Wastes.

 

Environmental Admnistration

The Following Acts, Rules And Regulations Are Taken Into Account For Environmental Management Of Mining Projects.-

  1. The Environmental (Protection) Act 1986
  2. The Water (Prevention & Control Of Pollution) Act 1974
  3. The Air (Prevention & Control Of Pollution) Act 1981
  4. The Water (Prevention & Control Of Pollution) Cess Act 1977
  5. The Forest Conservation Act 1980
  6. The Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1989
  7. The Biomedical Waste Rules
  8. The Battery Disposal Rules

The Details Of These Legislations Can Be Downloaded From Ministry Of Environment & Forests, New Delhi Website, Http://Envfor.Nic.In

 

Eco Friendly Mining

  • The Company Is Highly Concerned About Protection Of The Environment And Has Taken Several Steps In This Regard.
  • All Saplings Have Been Planted With Over 90% Survival Rate.
  • Regular Monitoring Of Air, Water And Noise Pollution For Mines.
  • Research Studies Have Been Undertaken By Various Research Institutes At Company’s Initiative For Self Sustaining Eco-Restoration System On Overburden Dumps And Other Mined Out Areas.
  • As On 31-03-2013, Out Of Total Excavated Area Of 6540 Ha. (65.4 Sq. Km), 4908 Ha. (49.08 Sq. Km) Has Been Technically Reclaimed And 3401 Ha. (34.01 Sq. Km) Has Been Biologically Reclaimed.
  • SECL Won Prestigious "Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award" Instituted By Ministry Of Environment & Forest, And "Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Award For Excellence In Pollution Control" At New Delhi.
  • On CIL Foundation Day 2012, SECL Was Awarded 1st Prize “CIL Environment Award” For The Year 2011-12.

 

Environment, Ecology And Afforestation:

Clean Environment For Sustainable Development Is The Prime Concern Of SECL And It Is Achieved By Every Employee’s Contribution And Responsibility Towards Environmental Performance. To Achieve This Objective, Various Initiatives Are Practiced And Promoted. A Robust System For Environmental Monitoring And Audit Is Followed In Compliance With The Environmental Protection Statutes, From Planning To Production Includes Mine   Closure.
 The Company’s Track Record In Implementing The Environmental Management Plans (Emps) Have Been Consistently Excellent. All The Projects Are Being Planned With Environmental Measures As An Integrated Sub-System Of Mine Management Like Closed Conveyor Transport And Loading For Its Coal Through Silos At Its Mega Mines Like Gevra & Dipka, Massive Multi-Species Plantation For Biodiversity Conservation, Top Soiled Management, Rain Water Harvesting, Introduction Of New Mining Technologies Like High Wall Mining, Surface Miner, Etc, And Voluntarily Aligning Its Mining Activities As Per The Requirements Of International Environment Management System ISO 14001. Accordingly, A Comprehensive EMP For Each Project Is Being Prepared To Safeguard The Environment And Ecology In The Mining Areas.

Considering The Importance Of Clean Air For All Its Stakeholders SECL Has Undertaken Several Measures To Mitigate The Aspect Of Dust In Its Mining Areas. Adequate Number Of Mobile Water Sprinklers Have Been Deployed For Dust Suppression. About 38 Kms Of The Fixed Water Sprinklers Are Functioning In And Around Coal Handling Plants, Coal Stock Yards And Transportation Roads For Dust Suppression.

Further In Order To Minimize Pollution And To Ensure Clean Environment, The Company Has Planted 3,86,050 Saplings During The Year 2012-13 And The Total Number Of Saplings Planted As On Date Exceeds 2,60,00,000.

 

Mobile And Fixed Water Sprinklers

During The Year Under Report, Emps For 2 Expansion Projects For A Total Capacity Of 32.1 MTY Have Been Approved By Ministry Of Environment & Forests, Government Of India.

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