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MoEF panel rejects impact report on SCCL project

  • 11/02/2019

The expert appraisal committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has rejected the impact assessment report submitted as part of the process for environmental clearance for the two-million-tonne-per-annum Kistaram opencast coal mining project proposed by the Singareni Collieries Company Ltd in Khammam district.

According to officials, the committee, however, observed that the report submitted by Kakatiya University in association with SCCL was lacking the requisite details in respect of impact of mining operations on air and water quality, groundwater, stability of residential structures, source of livelihood for the locals of Sathupalli town, their dependency on the forest, flora and fauna, methodology for health survey and others.