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C O N T E N T S Sl.No. Description Page No. 1 Introduction 7 2 General 8 3 Location and accessibility 9 4 Geology, Exploration & Reserves 12 5 Mining 21 6 Blasting 22 7 Mines Drainage 23 8 Stacking of Mineral Rejects and Disposal of waste 24 9 Use of Mineral 25 10 Site services and Employment potential 25 11 Mineral Processing and Beneficiation 25 12 Environmental Management Plan 27 13 Environment Impact Assessment 29 14 Progressive Mine Closure Plan 32


L I S T O F A N N E X U R E S Sl. No/ ANNEXURE NO. Contents 1 Land Consent 2 Company Register, Partnership Deed 3 Copy of Possession and Enjoyment Certificate 4 Copy of I D of Permit Holder 5 Copy of Pan of Permit Holder & Company 6 Area survey map approved by the Village Officer 7 Witness Certificate from Village Officer 8 Letter of Intent 9 RQP Certificate 10 Lab Report


L I S T O F PLATES Sl. No CONTENTS PLATES NO. 1 Key / Location Plan I 2 Digital Permit Sketch II 3 Surface Plan III 4 Local Geological Plan IV 5 Geological cross sections V 6 Production and development plan VI 7 Production cross section plan VII 8 Longitudinal Section VIII 9 Environmental Management Plan/Drainage plan IX A 10 Environmental Plan IX B 11 Conceptual Mine Closure plan X 12 Google image showing super imposed Permit area XI


INTRODUCTION Shri.P R ASHOKAN, Managing Partner, M/s. Manjeri Granites ,Madathilparambil (H), Mammala P.O, Ernakulam, the proponent has applied for a quarrying permit with a permit area of 0.8903Ha for the extraction of building stone at resurvey no. 101/1 Manjeri village, Ernad Taluk, Malapuram District, Kerala. The location map is enclosed (Plate No: I). The quarrying permit is applied for three permits. The quarrying permit area is at a distance of 6 Km from Manjeri and 19 Km from Calicut Air port. Mining plan with progressive mining plan is prepared for a period of three permits as per the letter of intent issued by Geologist District Office Malappuram(copy enclosed) as a statutory requirement and is submitted at District Office of the Department of Mining and Geology for approval and the area applied is 0.8903hectare. The area is characterized by geological formation of Precambrian crystalline rocks such as Charnockite, Biotite gneiss which are intruded by acid and basic rocks such as pegmatites and quartz veins. The Granite exposed in the area is course grained plutonic rock which consists of quartz, Feldspar Biotite and other Ferro-magnesium minerals in traces. Granite is used in the state as building stone due to its high hardness .Due to the abundance of availability and growing demand for developmental activities like roads and buildings, the applicant has applied for a quarrying Permit. It is proposed to carry out opencast semi-mechanized mining operations in the building stone quarry, by developing benches of five meter height and 5m width .The quarrying operations is done by jack hammer drilling machine, blasting, rock breakers and excavators. The excavated material shall be transported to the crushing unit located near to the area and local usage as per demand.


CHAPTER I G E N E R A L a)Name and address of permit holder : Shri. P R ASHOKAN Managing Partner, M/s. Manjeri Granites Madathilparambil House, Mammala P.O, Ernakulam District, Kerala Mobile: 9895388288 b)Registered office :Manjeri Village, ErnadTaluk, Malappuram District, Kerala. c) Status of permit holder : Partnership Firm d) Mineral/ rock which are occurring: Granite/ Charnockite (Building stone) e) Period for which Quarrying Permit is applied: Three permits f) Name and address of RQP : C.BALARAMAN Paliyam, Peoli Road, Kacheripadi, Kochi 682018 E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: +91 9446404140 g) Name of prospecting agency : No prospecting agency was engaged. The applicant identified the area by out crop observation


CHAPTER II 2.1 LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY a) DETAILS OF AREA (WITH LOCATION MAP): The location map of the permit area has been given in Plate No. 1. The quarrying permit area is located at about 3 Km from Pullancheri. The permit area is easily accessible from Manjeri by motorable road and the distance is about 5 Km.The nearest town is Manjeri which is at a distance of 5 Km. The details of the land covered in the Permit area are as below: State : Kerala District : Malappuram Taluk : Ernad Village : Manjeri Ownership/occupancy : Private/Consent attached A Google imagery indicating the location of the proposed Quarry Permit area is enclosed Plate No.I b) INFRASTRUCTURE Following infrastructure facilities are available:- S. NO Name Distance from Permit Boundary 1 Nearest Highway- NH-213 7KM 2 Nearest Railway Station- Angadipuram 12 Km 3 Nearest Airport- Calicut International Airport 24 KM 4 Electric Line near Site 0.2KM 5 Telephone near Site 0.4KM


6 Water Muttippalam 2 KM 7 Hospital- Manjeri Government Hospital 3 KM 8 Post office- Manjeri 3 Km 9 School- Govt. L.P School -Vayappady 3 KM c) BASIC AMENITIES Power Quarry operations are done only with diesel operated mining machineries and hence electricity is not needed. Power requirement for administrative building and other utilities are met from the KSEB power grid. Communication facilities Mobile networks are available in and around Permit area, in addition to BSNL land lines and the area and surroundings are well connected to all routes.

Nearest Hospital and dispensary Government Hospital Manjeri. WATER The water for domestic, sanitary, dust suppression and afforestation is being met from the open well and tube well. The abandoned quarry pits are used for rain water harvesting d) LAND USE PATTERN The entire quarrying permit area is a private dry land. The details of the land are given in the table below (Table 2-1). Land survey sketch issued by Village officer is enclosed as (Annexure No: I0) Table 2-1 Land Details of Permit Area ReSurvey Number Area in Ha 101/1Pt. 0.8903Ha Present land use pattern of Mine Permit area : Table 2-2 Sr. Particulars Area in Ha.


No 1 Road 0.0400Ha 2 Water Pit Area Nil 3 For Quarry Working 0.8503Ha. Total 0.8903Ha Site plan/Location plan is enclosed as Plate no. 1. Table 2-3GPS Readings of the Quarrying Permit Boundary: Pillar No. Latitude(N) Longitude (E) 1 115'46.29"N 767'45.88"E 2 115'46.63"N 767'46.77"E 3 115'46.25"N 767'47.69"E 4 115'45.36"N 767'49.05"E 5 115'45.09"N 767'49.87"E 6 115'45.13"N 767'50.79"E 7 115'45.59"N 767'50.89"E 8 115'46.60"N 767'51.29"E 9 115'47.03"N 767'51.30"E 10 115'47.32"N 767'51.49"E 11 115'47.6"N 767'50.4"E 12 115'47.75"N 767'49.24"E 13 115'48.34"N 767'47.83"E


e) IF FOREST AREA, WHETHER FOREST CLEARANCE OBTAINED: ( Attach copy of forest clearance) The proposed QP area does not fall under forest area. CHAPTER-3 GEOLOGY AND RESERVES 3.1 TOPOGRAPHY The Quarrying permit area has a rugged topography with small hillock ranges. The area is located on the southern side of the hillock. The area is covered with Granite building stone capped by Lateritic soil. The highest elevation in the area is 101 m RL and lowest elevation is 50 m RL. Ground water occurs under water table conditions in Laterite and semi - confined to confined conditions in fractured crystalline rocks. It is observed that water is suitable for drinking and domestic uses in respect of all constituents except total hardness and nitrate 3.2 GEOLOGY I) Regional Geology Geologically, Kerala State forms part of the Peninsular Shield bounded by Western Ghats on the east and the Lakshadweep Sea on the west. The State is mainly occupied by four major rock units. They are: (1) Pre-Cambrian crystallines, (2) Tertiary sedimentaries, (3) Laterites developed over Pre-Cambrian crystallines and Tertiary sedimentary rocks and (4) Recent to Sub-Recent sediments. Pre-Cambrian Crystallines: The Pre-Cambrian crystalline rocks occupy a considerable area of Kerala which includes charnockites, garnet-biotite gneisses, hornblende gneisses, khondalites, leptinites, cordierites and other unclassified gneisses. A large part of these crystalline rocks have undergone polymetamorphic and poly deformational activities. High grade schists and gneisses of Wynad and Surgurs cover some regions of North Kerala. The Pre-Cambrian crystallines are traversed by several acidic (granite and pegmatite) and basic (gabbro and dolerite) intrusions. The salient features of the major rock types are given below. a) Khondalites: A major part of Periyar and Thodupuzha river basins is occupied by Khondalite group of rocks. The group includes quartzite, calcgranulite, garnetiferous gneiss and patchy charnockite. b) Charnockites: Charnockites constitute the major part of the hinderland geology. They show wide variations in composition from acidic to basic. Charnockites are massive in appearence but on close examination, yield well developed foliation or deformational banding. Apart from this, patchy type of charnockite is also recorded (Ravindrakumar et


al., 1985). They are characterized by hypersthene, feldspar, quartz, hornblende and garnet. c) Acid intrusives: Granites, pegmatites and quartz veins are the common acid intrusives observed in Kerala. d) Basic instrusives: Gabbros and dolerites constitute the most common basic intrusives emplaced within the Pre-Cambrian crystallines. Two distinctive systems of basic dykes are recognised. They are (1) The NNW - SSE trending leucogabbros which