QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPRAISAL

(FOR RIVER VALLEY AND HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS)

Note 1 : All information given in the form of annexures should be part of this file itself. Annexures as separate files will not be accepted.

Note2 : Please enter x in appropriate box where answer is Yes/No

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I.                   General Information

 

 

A.     Site Information

1.                Existing project/proposed project/

expansion project/modernization project :

 

2.                If Existing/expansion/

modernization project, whether

environmental clearance

has been obtained :

 

 

B.     Geographical Location

 

Village/s

 

District/s

Tehsil/s

State/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Latitude

 

 
 


D. Longitude

 

 
 


E. Elevation above Mean Sea Level

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 
F. Total Area proposed for the Project (in ha.)

 

 

 

 
G. Nature of Terrain

 

 

 

 
H. Technical Classification of

Soil (loam, sandy etc./aerial extent (ha)


II. Existing land usage of the proposed project site area (in hectares)

 

Main Structure

Submergence

Canal network

Township

Resettlement

Others

Total

i)Agriculture

a)      Irrigated

b)      Unirrigated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii)Homestead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii)Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv)Grazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v)Fallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi)Water bodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vii) Marshes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viii)Others(Pl. specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


III. Alternate sites considered from the environment angle.

A. _________________________________________________________

B. _________________________________________________________

C. _________________________________________________________

D. _________________________________________________________

IV.              Reason for selecting the proposed site from the environment angle

V.                 Details of site

A. Seismicity

 

 
1. Whether the proposed dam site fall in seismically active area

 

 
Yes No

If yes

2. What is the estimate of of seismic hazard?

3. What models used for estimate ?

(a)       Determistic seismotectonic approach

(b)      Combined seismotectonic probabilistic approach

4. Result of prediction

B. Landslide prone zone

1. Is the proposed project in the landslide prone zone

 

 

 

 
Yes No

2. If yes

(a)    Geomorphological condition

(b)   Degree of susceptibility to mass movement

3.      Whether any major landslide occurred in the past?

4. If yes,

 

 
(a) Frequency of occurrence/decade

 

 
(b) Area affected (ha)

 

 

 

 
(c) Population affected (nos)

 

C. Flood/Cyclone/Droughts

 

1. Is the area prone to flash flood?

 
Yes No

 

 
2. If yes

 

 
(a) Frequency of occurrence/decade

 

 
(b) Area affected (ha)

 

 

 
(c) Population affected (nos.)

 

3. Is the area prone to cyclone?

 

 

 

 
Yes No

4. If yes

 

 

 

 
(a) Frequency of occurrence /decade

(b) Area affected (ha)

(c) Population affected (nos)

 

5. Whether there is any relation between cyclone occurrence and flash floods ?

 

 

 

 
Yes No

 

6. If yes, provide details

 

7. Is the area prone to droughts

 

 

 

 
Yes No

8. If yes,

(a)               

 

 
Frequency of occurrence per decade

(b)              

 

 
Area affected (ha)

 

 
 


 

 

 

 
(c) Population affected

 

D. Sites likely to be submerged

1. Mineral bearing

S.No.

Name of the mineral

Reserves (million tonnes)

Indicated

Proven

 

 

 

 

 

2. Archaeological sites/monuments

S.No.

Sites/monuments

Antiquity

 

 

 

3. Place of worship

S.No.

Place

Period of construction

 

 

 

 

 

 
4. Agricultural land

5. Population likely to be affected

VI. Objective of the project

A. Irrigation (hectares)

 

 
B. Power generation (MW)

 

 

 

 
C. Drinking water supply (cumecs)

 

 
D. Industrial water supply (cu.m./day)

E. Flood control (area to be protected, in hec)

 

 
F. Others (pl. specify)

VII. Project profile

 

 
A. Height of the dam/reservoir (in meters)

 

 
1. Above mean sea level

 

 
2. From existing ground level

3. From deepest foundation level

 

 
B. Gross storage capacity (M cum)

 

 
C. Catchment area (Sq. Km)

 

 
D. Submergence area (hectares)

 

 
E. Command area (hectares )

 

 

 

 
F. No. of turbines

G. Capacity of each turbine (MW)

 

 
H. Length of the main canal (Km)

 

 
1. Lined

2. Unlined

 

 
I. Length of distributories (Km)

1. Lined

 

 
2. Unlined

 

 

 

 

 

J.. Cropping pattern

1. Existing pattern

S.No.

Crop

Existing area (ha)

Productivity (tonnes/hec)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Proposed pattern

S.No.

Crop

Addl. area proposed to be brought under cultivation

Productivity

Production

Water Requirement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
K. Rationale for adopting the projected crop pattern

 

 
L. Irrigation intensity (%)

M. Water logging (ha)

 

 
1. Area already under water log

 

 
2. Area expected to be under water logging

after the completion of project

 

 
3. Cropping area likely to be affected by waterlogging due to the project

(a) within the project area

 

 
(b) outside the project area

4.                  Infiltration rate (cms/hour)

(At least for two locations in each of the major soil groups identified)

Major Soil Group

 

 

 

 

Infiltration Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Saturated hydraulic conductivity for major soil groups (m/day) using in-situ auger hole / inverse auger hole method depending on depth of water table from the ground level within 2 meter or above 2 meters

N. Sedimentation (hectare meter/sq.km/year)

 

 
1. Present rate

 

 
2. Rate expected after catchment

 

 
after treatment

 

 
3. Empirical estimates

4. Historical observation

 

 
O. Length of river course which is likely

to dry up due to impoundment (km)

P. In case of project where flow of water will be reduced due to withdrawal of water in between head race tunnel and tail race tunnel

 

 
1. Length (metre)

 

 
2. Flow rate in river (cumecs)

VIII. Please indicate the area earmarked for each of the following (in ha)

 

 
A. Dam structure

 

 
B. Penstocks

 

 
Forebay / surgeshaft

C. Power house

 

 
D. Township

 

 
E. Submergence

 

 
F. Main canals

 

 
G. Distributary canal

 

 
H. Approach road

 

 
I. Green belt

 

 
J. Recreation facilities for tourist activities

 

 
K. Botanical garden for conservation of rare

 

 
and endangered species of flora

L. Others (Please specify)

 

 
Total

 

IX.              Whether any of the following exist within 7 km. of the project site. If so, please indicate aerial distance from the periphery of submergence of the site and the name of the site

 

S.No.

 

Name

Arial Distance

( in Km)

1

National Park

 

 

2

Sanctuary/Tiger Reserve/Elephant Reserve

 

 

3

Core Zone & Buffer Zone of Biosphere Reserve

 

 

4

Habitat for migratory birds

 

 

5

Lakes/Reservoir/Dams

 

 

6

Stream/Rivers

 

 

7

Estuary/Sea

 

 

8

Mountains/Hills

 

 

9

Archaeological sites

 

 

10

Archaeological sites listed in notification

 

 

11

Defence Installation

 

 

12

Industries/Thermal Power Plants

 

 

13

Municipal Corporation/Municipal Council/Nagarpanchayat (by whatever name it is known in the state)

 

 

14

Mangroves

 

 

15

Airports

 

 

16

Railway lines

 

 

17

National Highways

 

 

 

X. Description of the vegetation (a) within project site (b) within 7 Km from the periphery of project site under following headings

A. Agricultural crops____________________________________

B. Commercial crops____________________________________

C. Plantation___________________________________________

D. Natural Vegetation/Forest Type_________________________

E. Grass lands _________________________________________

F. Endangered species___________________________________

G. Endemic species_____________________________________

H. Others (Please specify)________________________________

XI. Description of fauna within 7 km under following headings.

A. Rare and endangered species

B. Species which require management

C. Species of economic significance

D. Species of special interest to local population or tourists

E. Aquatic fauna of commercial/recreational value and migratory fish species along with their spawning ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XII.           Raw materials used during construction

S.No.

List of construction materials to be used at all stages of construction

Quantity

(tonnes /month)

Source of material

Means of transportation

( Source to storage site)

with justification

Peak

Average

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

Cement

Stone

Steel

Sand

Others

(Pl. specify)

 

 

 

 

 

XIII.        In case of stone quarries details of site & surroundings be provided.

 

 

XIV.        Meteorological data ( Annual Average to be obtained from IMD )

(Seasonal Monitored Data)

A. Temperature (in C)

1. Maximum_______2. Minimum______ 3. Mean________

B. Mean Rain fall (in mm)_______________________________

C. Wind Speed (Km/hr)

1. Maximum________2. Minimum_______3. Mean__________

D. Humidity________

E. Cloud Cover______

XV. Water Balance.

A. Lean season flow (cumec)

 

 
1. at the dam/reservoir site

2.                 

 

 
at the periphery of submergence

 

 
(major streams only)

3. one km. downstream of dam/reservoir

 

 
B. Water required (cumec)

1. Power generation

 

 
2. Irrigation

 

 

 

 
3. Drinking water

4. Industrial water

 

 
5. Others (please specify)

C. Ground water potential in command area.

Season

Availability

yield in (kl/day)

Slope % Area(ha)

Location A

Location B

Pre-monsoon

 

0-0.5 %

0.5-1 %

1-2 %

2-5 %

>5 %

 

 

Post-monsoon

 

0-0.5 %

0-05-1 %

1-2 %

2-5 %

>5 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Ground Water Quality

(Water samples may be taken 10 minutes after the starting of pumping for the tubewells in each of the soil groups.

Parameters

1. Electrical conductivity (deci Simons/meter : d S/m )

2. pH

3. Residual Sodium Carbonate (Millie equivalent / liter : me/l)

4. Heavy metals (Only if industrial effluent is discharged in project area)

E. Groundwater withdrawal rate/recharge rate

F. Provide the average value of the following based on analysis of pumping test (at least two tests for each of identified lithological zone) data

1. Transmissivity (Sq.meter/day)

2. Storage coefficient

3. Lithology of the testing site

XVI . Competing Water use downstream. (Cubic metre/day)

 

S.No.

Usage

Present Consumption

Addition Proposed

Total

Surface

Ground

Surface

Ground

Surface

Ground

1

Irrigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Drinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Others (Please specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVII. Physico chemical analysis of Raw Water to be used at project township at intake point.

 

XVIII. Physico chemical analysis of treated water to be used in the Project/Transship.

 

XIX. Waste Water Management

A. Waste water treatment plan

B. Composition/characteristics of discharge before and after treatment

Items

Units

Composition

Before

After

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Daily discharge (cum./day) form different sources

 

 
1. Domestic

 

 

 
2. Other

 

 

 
Total

 

D. Quantity of water recycled

 

 

(in %)

 

 
 


(in cu.m./day)

 

E. Details of recycling mechanism

 

F. Mode of final discharge/disposal

 

S.No.

Mode

Length (in m.)

Quantity (in cu m./day)

1

Open Channel

 

 

2

Pipeline

 

 

3

Others (Please specify)

 

 

Total

 

 

 

G. Point of final discharge :

S.No.

Final Point

Quantity discharged (in cu m.)/day

1

Agricultural land

 

2

Fallow Land

 

3

Forest Land

 

4

River

 

5

Lake

 

6

Estuary

 

7

Sea

 

Total

 

H. Lean season flow rate in case of river/stream

 

 
(cu m./sec)

 

 
I. Downstream users of water

1.      Human

2.     

 

 
Irrigation

3.     

 

 
Industry

4.     

 

 

 

 
Others (Please Specify)

Total

J. Analysis of river water 100 meters upstream of discharge point and 100 meters downstream of discharge point

XX . Solid Waste

Quantity

 

 
A. Debris (tones)

Arising out of construction

 

 
B. Sewage (tonnes)

 

 
C. What are the possibilities of recovery and

Recycling of waste

 

 
D.. Possible uses of Solid Wastes

E. Method of disposal of solid waste

Method Qty (TPM)

 

 
1. Landfill

 

 
2. Recovery

 

 
3. Downstream users

XXI. Noise level during construction

 

 

 

 
A. Source

 

 
B. Level at source

C. Level at project boundary (dB)

 

 
D. If the source is within forest area/sanctuaries etc,

 

 
E. Impact of noise on wildlife habitat

F. Abatement measures

XXII. Pollution sources

 

 

S.No

Source

Around the periphery of submergence

At a distance of 7 km from the periphery of submergence zone

In the catchment area

Within 7 Km in the stretch in which the river is likely to dry up

1

 

Industry

 

 

 

 

2

Municipal Waste /Sewage

 

 

 

 

3

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

4.

 

Beneficiation

Plants

 

 

 

 

5

 

Tail pond dams

 

 

 

 

6

Run off from

Ash ponds

 

 

 

 

7

 

Others (Pl. specify)

 

 

 

 

 

XXIII. Atmospheric Emissions in case of DG sets

A. Flue gas characteristics

S.No.

Gas

Characteristics (in g/Nm3)

1

SPM

 

2

SO2

 

3

Nox

 

4

CO

 

 

XXIV. Storage (of inflammable/explosive/hazardous/toxic substances)

S.

No.

Name

Number

Of

Storages

Height

Diameter

Physical and chemical Composition

Consum-tion

(in TPD)

Maximum Quantity at any point of time (TPD)

Source of Supply

Means of transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXV. Occupational Health

A. What are the major occupational health and safety hazards anticipated

B. What provisions have been made/proposed to be made to conform to health/safety requirements

C. Details of personal protective equipment provided/to be provided to the workers

D. Is the area prone to disease like malaria/fileria etc.

XXVI. Catchment area

 

 
A. Total catchment area (ha)

B. Monuments in the catchment area

1.

2.

C. Sites of cultural importance in the catchment area

1.

2.

D. Sites of religious importance in the catchment area

1.

2.

E. Other river valley projects in the catchment area

1.

2.

            F. Major development projects located in the catchment area

1. Industry

2. Mining

3. Roads

4. Railways

5. Thermal power plant

6. Others (Pl. Specify)

                        G. Catchment area treatment plan

S.No.

Year

Area to be treated (ha)

Outlay

(Rs. lakh)

High erodabiltiy

Direct Indirect

Very high erodability

Direct Indirect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
XXVII. Green Belt (other than catchment area)

A. Total area of project / township (in ha)

B. Area already afforested (for existing projects), in ha.

 

 

 

 
C. Area proposed to be afforested (in ha.)

D. Width of green belt (minimum, in m.)

 

 
1. Periphery of the reservoir

 

 
2. Canal bank

 

 
3. Township

 

E. Trees planted & proposed Nos.

 

 

 
1. Planted

2.                 

 

 

 

 
Survival Rate

3.                 

 

 
Proposed

4.                  List of Species

XXVIII. Construction Phase

 

 
A. Estimated duration of construction (in months)

 

B. Number of persons to be employed for construction

Total From affected population Others

1.  

 

 

 

 
Peak

2.  

 

 

 

 
Average

 

            C. Details of site and area where migrated labourers will be temporarily settled

 

            D. What provision has been made for the sewage treatment for the construction workers?

 

E. How the fuel (Kerosene/wood, etc.) requirement of labour force will be met to avoid cutting of trees from the adjoining areas

F.                  Measures of Health care with emphasis on protection from endemic diseases.

XXIX.   Human Settlement

 

Aerial distance from the periphery of the reservoir

Upto 2000m

From periphery

Of the reservoir

2000m to 5000 m from periphery of the

reservoir

5000m to 10000m from the periphery of the reservoir

Population

 

 

 

Number of

Houses

 

 

 

Present

Occupational

Pattern

 

 

 

XXX. Rehabilitation & Resettlement Plan

A. Village(s) affected by the project

S. No.

Villages

Population

 

Occupation

Average Income per annum

Tribal

Mixed

Others

Tribals

Others

Tribals

Others

Tribals

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.                 Population to be displaced

S.No.

Name of

Village

Population

Land oustees only

Homestead oustees only

Land and Homestead only

Tribal

Others

Tribal

Others

Tribal

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Rehabilitation Plan for oustees

D. Details of site where the people are proposed to be resettled

E. Compensation package with full details(tribals and others, separately)

F. Agency/Authority responsible for their resettlement

G. Whether the cost of Rehabilitation measure is included in the project cost ?

 

 

 

 
Yes No

H. If not, How the expenditure on rehabilitation measure is to be met ?

 

 

XXXI. Expenditure on Environmental Measures

 

 
A. Capital cost of the project (as proposed to the funding agency/financial institutions

(Rs Lakhs)

B. Cost of environmental protection measures (Rs. lakhs)

 

S.No.

 

Recurring Cost per annum

Capital Cost

1

Catchment area treatment

 

 

2

Restoration of project site

 

 

3

Restoration of canal site

 

 

4

Cost of rehabilitation

 

 

5

Health delivery system

 

 

6

Conservation of flora & fauna

 

 

7

Drainage

 

 

8

Pollution Monitoring

 

 

9

Solid Waste Management

 

 

10

Green Belt of main project site

 

 

11

Reclamation of borrow/Mined area

 

 

12

Others (Pl. Specify)

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXXII. Public Hearing

 

 
A. Date of Advertisement

 

 
B. Newspapers in which the advertisement appeared

 

 
 


C. Date of Hearing

D. Panel Present

E. List of persons present along with addresses and occupation

F. Summary/details of public hearing

S.No.

Issues raised

Recommendation of panel

Response of Project Proponents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The data and the information given in this Performa are true to the best of my knowledge and belief

 

 

Date: Signature of the Applicant with

full name & address.

Place:

Given under the seal of organisation

on behalf of whom the applicant

is signing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED WITH THE QUESTIONNAIRE IN RESPECT OF RIVER VALLEY AND HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS.

1

Topographic map of the main project site indicating contours (1: 2500 scale), location of structures, roads etc.

2

Topographic map covering 7 Kms. Radius indicating main features, ecologically sensitive areas, area to be submerged, main canal net work (in case of irrigation projects only).

3

Location map indicating areas for dumping of excavated material.

4

Comments/observations/Recommendations of Chief Wildlife Warden in case Wildlife habitat/migratory path exists within 7 Kilometers of project site

5

Copy of the application submitted to the State Government for forest clearance in case of diversion of forestland is involved.

6

Copy of advertisement issued in report of public hearing

7

Details of public hearing.

8

Ecological study.

9

Conservation plan for affected flora/fauna.

10

Index map of catchment areas indicating year wise target (Physical & financial).

11

Action plan for control of water logging

12

Action plan for command area development in respect of irrigation potential.

13

Action plan for health delivery systems.

14

Action plan for rehabilitation & resettlement.

15

Plan for restoration of quarry areas/burrow areas and areas for dumping excavated material.

16

Plan for green belt (other than catchment area).