QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SITE ASSESSMENT OF RIVER VALLEY AND HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS

 

 

1.                  General Information

 

A.                 Site Information

 

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.), if any

 

Forest area (in ha), if any

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

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 seismic zone?

 

3.                  Whether any major landslide occurred in the past?

 

If yes,

 

(a) Frequency of occurrence/decade

 

(b)               Area affected (ha)

 

(c) Population affected (nos.)

 

 

B. Sites likely to be submerged

 

1.                  Mineral bearing

 

S. No.

Name of the Mineral

 

 

 

 

 

2.                  Archaeological sites/monuments

 

S. No.

Sites/Monuments

Antiquity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.                  Place of worship

 

S. No.

Place

Period of construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.              Objective of the project

 


A.                 Irrigation(ha)

 

 

B.                 Power generation (MW)

 

C. Drinking water supply (cumecs)

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

F.                  Others (pl. specify)

 

 

VII.           In case of Irrigation projects

 

1.                  Existing Cropping pattern

 

S. No.

Crop

Existing Area (ha)

Productivity (tonnes/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Water logging (ha)

 

 

3. Infiltration rate (cms /hour)

 

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

 

Major soil group

 

 

 

 

 

Infiltration rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. 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

 

VIII.

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

 

Present rate

 

 

 

2.                  Length of river course which is likely

to dry up due to impoundment (km)

 

 

3.                  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

 

 

i) Length (metre)

 

ii)                   Flow rate in river (m/sec)

 

 

 

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

Aerial 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 7m Km from the periphery of project site under following headings

 

A.                 Agricultural crops_____________________________________________

 

B.                 Commercial crops_____________________________________________

 

C.                 Plantation___________________________________________________

 

D.                 Natural Vegetation/Forest Type (provide details)______________________________________________________

 

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

 

F.                  Migratory route of terrestrial, aquatic as well as avi -fauna.

 

XII.           In case of temporary construction

 

A.                 Length of roads to be built

 

B.                 Temporary sheds & Quarters

 

C.                 Temporary office & residential buildings

 

D.                 No. of people to be engaged

 

XIII.         Annual average rain fall (in mm) ___________________________________

 

XV.           Water Balance (cumecs)

1.      Minimum flow observed over a period of time, and

 

2.      Maximum flow observed over a period of time

 

XVI.         Present Water use downstream. (cubic meter/sec)

S. No.

Usage

Present Consumption

 

 

Surface Ground

1

Irrigation

 

 

 

2.

Industry

 

 

 

3.

Drinking

 

 

 

4.

Other (Please specify)

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

XVII.     Physico chemical analysis of Raw Water

 

 

XVIII.  Pollution sources.

 

S.No.

Source

Around the periphery of submergence

At a distance of 7 Km from the pepriphery 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIX.        Human settlement

 

` Aerial distance from the periphery of the reservoir

 

 

Upto 2000m from periphery of the reservoir

2000m to 5000m from periphery of the reservoir

5000m to 10000m from the periphery of the reservoir

Population

 

 

 

 

Number of houses

 

 

 

 

Present occupational pattern

 

 

 

 

 

XX.           Expenditure on Environmental Measures proposed at the time of survey and investigation


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)

 

 

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), archeological sites, migratory route of wild animals

 

 

3.

Contour map of location of dam indicating submerged areas