Environmental Monitoring Programme

The action plan of the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) is being updated every year with respect to the results achieved and activities proposed for next year. Any new regulations circulated by MoEF/CPCB will be taken care of. An adequate budget will be sanctioned while updating EMP. 

1AirPM10, PM2.5, SO2, NOx, CO, O3, Ni, As, Pb, Benzene, Benzo(a)pyrene, NH3Excavation Area, Drilling Area, Crushing PlantAs per the Statutory Requirement.
2Stack MonitoringPM, SO2, NOxDG SetAs per the Statutory Requirement.
3Noise LevelsHourly LeqAt the boundary of the mining lease premisesAs per the Statutory Requirement.
4Water Quality (Surface Water & Ground Water)pH, TSS, TDS, BOD, COD, Oil and Grease, Heavy Metals, Total Coliform (or as stipulated by OSPCB)As stipulated by OSPCBAs stipulated by OSPCB

Environmental Cost:

The capital cost for environmental management is 40 Lakh Indian Rupees.

Rainwater Harvesting

Raikela & Tantra Iron mine of Penguin Trading & Agencies Ltd intends to do rainwater harvesting within the ML area as a water conservation measure. Rainwater harvesting will improve the ground water table of the area.

Hydrogeological Study

Hydrogeological study has been carried out towards the impact of Ground Water (GW) drawl on the GW resources of the area. The study concluded that there is no impact on ground water due to mining activity.

Occupational Health

The pre-placement medical examination of all personnel going to be appointed in the mine will be conducted. Periodic health check-ups of the mine workers will also be carried out.