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The GMDC stayed focused for prioritizing environmental concerns in its policy and simultaneously continues to take various pro-active measures for protection of environment and ecosystem around its projects. As a policy to be proactively engaged in managing environmental concerns and maintaining ecological balance around its project areas, a proactive environmental policy is declared and environmental management system of projects follows the same mandate in its day to day activity.

Corporate Environment policy

GMDC is committed to

• Adopt best environmental management practices by consistent knowledge up gradation, capacity building and adoption of best suited measures by systematic approach to prevent and control pollution at its facilities.
• Ensure total compliance of all environmental regulations, requirements and go beyond compliance by integrating best practices in every operational activity with assigned line- functions.
• Develop a culture of environmental and health consciousness, resource conservation and waste reduction awareness among all stakeholders for shared responsibilities of environmental protection.
• To develop green belt in harmony with nature for sustainable development, mining, power generation, industrial activities.
• To reduce carbon footprints and in long term goes for carbon and climate neutrality by adopting best practices in the operations and management.

Greenbelt Development:

Detail of plantation till the Dec 2017 in various projects of GMDC is as below:

Sr. No. Plants Saplings (Nos.) Area Covered (Ha) Average Survival (%)
1 25,66,393 1322 60 – 70 %


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Dump Stabilization

1. Through Installation of Geo Coir Mat and Grass: Total area covered by geo coir matting on dump is 4 ha and photographs are given below.

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2. Through Plantations:

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Environmental Monitoring and Control:

GMDC is having facilities for in-house environmental monitoring as well as analysis. GMDC also has awarded the work of Environmental Monitoring to the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change as well as Gujarat Pollution Control Board and NABL approved laboratory.

Towards the suppression of dust in mining areas, regular water sprinkling is done round the clock. For the treatment of domestic waste water of residential colonies, Sewage Treatment Plants are in operation. ESP’s have installed in Thermal Power Project to control the emission in Boiler Stacks as well as Dry Fog Systems has installed to control fugitive dust emission during material handling through Conveyors.

Renewable Energy:

Total green energy generation till Jan’2018 is 21,40,345.15 MWhr which in turn equivalent to reduce CO2 generation up to 20,92,615.45 Tons.

ISO & OHSAS Management System:

Working projects of GMDC have comprehensive Environment Management System and certified in ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

Celebration of World Environment Day and Van Mahotsav:

Annual World Environment Day as per UNEP and Van Mahotsav as per the guidelines of Gujarat State Environment & Forest Department are being celebrated with full enthusiasm.

Upload of Statutory Documents:

As per statutory requirement, The details about Environment Clearances and their Compliance Reports are as under:

Environmental Brochure 1 PDF Icon
Environment Brochure 2 PDF Icon
Annual GMDC Sustainability Report PDF Icon
Environmental Clearance for Surkha (North) Lignite Mine Project, Bhavnagar PDF Icon
Environmental Clearance for Mata no Madh Lignite mine(capacity expansion). PDF Icon
Environmental Clearance for Mevasa-1 bauxite mine( 0.125 MTA). PDF Icon
Environmental Clearance for Tadkeshwar lignite mine (Capacity expansion). PDF Icon
SURKHA (N) ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE COMPLIANCE (OCT'13 - MAR'14) PDF Icon
SURKHA (N) ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE COMPLIANCE (OCT'11 - MAR'12) PDF Icon
SURKHA (N) ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE COMPLAINCE (APRIL'12-SEP'12) PDF Icon
SURKHA (N) ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE COMPLIANE (OCT'12-MAR'13) PDF Icon
 
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