Environmental impact assessment & environmental management plan for Bhatin mine

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report is intended to renew the mining lease of Bhatin Mine. The lease area of Bhatin Mine is 142.98 ha under village of Bhatin which is part of contiguous lease of Jaduguda & Bhatin complex of 531.21 ha (1312.62 acres). However these mines are being separated by distance of about 4 km and having separate mines plan. Accordingly these mines are considered by MoEF as two independent proposals for renewal of combined mine lease of 531.21 ha (1312.62 acres). The present Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been prepared in accordance with stipulations of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India and “Terms of Reference” (TOR) received from MoEF vide their letter No. J-11015/45/2008-IA.II/M dated 25th January 2008.