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Mine Water Utilization in NCL

Quantity of excess water available in each mine:The NGT case No. 276/2013 & MA No. 59/2014 of NGT, New Delhi has indicated in point no. 6.4.1 that the coal mines should be operated in zero discharge condition. At present only 1100 m3/day out of total mine water pumped out is being discharged outside after treatment and is likely to be reduced to zero discharge shortly. NCL is having only 10 operating OC mines where the mine water is being treated and reused in the mine itself for industrial and other uses. Details of Mine water utilization is given as Annexure-I.

Quantity of water supplied to the community with location and number of beneficiaries / villages etc. with photographs and certification of local bodies:At present, no drinking water is being supplied to the outsiders. However, for providing drinking water to the surrounding villages 40 no. of RO plants are installed around all the mines of capacity ranging from 5KL/day to 10 KL/day. The estimated number of beneficiaries from RO plant is about 28,000 villagers per day. Further, 887 hand pumps have already been installed for the villagers around NCL areas up to 31.03.2016 and 800 more hand pumps are to be installed in this financial year16-17 out of which 95 no have already been installed. The beneficiary of hand pumps are 40,000 per day .The photographs of RO plants are enclosed herewith.

Location wise water treatment facility available for community supply:At present there is no treatment facility available for community supply. However, NCL has proposed to take up the treatment facility for supplying to the villages for drinking purpose in one project viz. Block-B project based on the technology of CIMFER, Dhanbad similar to that of PB area in BCCL. Action plan in desired format is enclosed as Annex-III.

Quality and quantity of water supplied to the community for drinking, agricultural and other purposes:At present, no drinking water is supplied to the community. However, there is an Integrated Water Supply System of 18 MGD capacity from which potable water is being supplied to 13 units of NCL viz (Amlohri, Bina, Block-B, Jayant, Jhingurdah, Kakri, Krishnashila, Nigahi, Khadia, Dudhichua, NCL HQ Township, CWS Jayant, and NSC Jayant).

Future scheme for further supply of treated mine water to the community with specific time frame of individual project as per format enclosed:At present there is no treatment facility available for community supply. However, NCL has proposed to take up the treatment facility for supplying to the villages for drinking purpose in one project viz. Block-B project based on the technology of CIMFER, Dhanbad similar to that of PB area in BCCL. Action plan in desired format is enclosed as Annex-III.

Mine Closure

The mine wise activities carried out till date on the closed and abundant mines prior to 2009 MCP notification as well as progressive and final mine closer activities under taken for ongoing and closed mines after 2OO9 MCP notification with definite time frame for completion. Enclosed in Annexure- II

Details of Existing water supply scheme for supplying water to the community as well as for internal use with quality certification. Location wise beneficiary and certification from local body is also needed to be provided:At present, no drinking water is supplied to the community. However, for providing drinking water to the surrounding villages 40 no. of RO plants are installed around all the mines of capacity ranging from 5KL/day to 10 KL/day. The estimated number of beneficiaries is about 28,000 villagers per day. Further, 887 hand pumps have already been installed for the villagers around NCL areas and 800 more hand pumps are to be installed in this financial year16-17 out of which 95 nos have already been installed. The photographs of RO plants are enclosed herewith.

Future water supply schemes to be mentioned with detail time frame of completion with bar chart:At present there is no treatment facility available for community supply. However, NCL has proposed to take up the treatment facility for supplying to the villages for drinking purpose in one project viz. Block-B project based on the technology of CIMFER, Dhanbad similar to that of PB area in BCCL. Action plan in desired format is enclosed as Annex-III.

Actual data toward surplus water (Mine wise) for distribution for community use with number of beneficiaries i.e., drinking purpose, agricultural purpose, for other uses need to be identified and with quality parameters to be brought to CIL:At present only 1100 m3/day out of total mine water pumped out is being discharged outside after treatment and is likely to be reduced to zero discharge shortly. NCL is having only 10 operating OC mines where the mine water is being treated and reused in the mine itself for industrial and other uses. Details of Mine water utilization is given as Annexure-I.