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  • DECCAN FINE CHEMICALS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.  SURVEY NO. 63‐75, 80‐83, 84‐108 (KESAVARAM VILLAGE), 52‐56,  146‐150 (RAJAVARAM VILLAGE), VENKATANAGARAM POST,   PAYAKARAOPETA MANDAL, VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT,  

    ANDHRA PRADESH   

                 

    2. PUBLIC CONSULTATION         

       

    Project No. 1016‐21‐01 October 2016 

     

    Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Pvt. Limited  8‐2‐293/82/A/74A, Road No.9,  Jubilee Hills, Hyderababd‐500 033.  Phone: 040‐23601037/35  Fax: 040‐23601071  E‐mail: dvs@deccanchemicals.com,                 vamsi@deccanchemicals.com 

    STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION BY  TEAM Labs and Consultants  B‐115‐117 & 509, Annapurna Block,  Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet,   Hyderabad‐500 038.  Phone: 040‐23748 555/23748616,  Telefax: 040‐23748666      

     

    SUBMITTED TO  MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE 

    GOVERNMENT OF INDIA  INDIRA PARYAVARAN BHAWAN, JOR BAGH ROAD, NEW DELHI

  • Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. Environmental Impact Assessment Report

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    7. PUBLIC CONSULTATION 7.0 Introduction

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (MoEFCC) Government of

    India issued Environmental Impact Assessment notification S.O. 1533 dated September

    16, 2006 mandating prior environmental clearance for for technical grade pesticides or

    Agro chemicals manufacturing, API’s, Co-generation power plants and Chlor-Alkali

    plant under category A for projects located outside notified industrial area/estate. The

    proposed expansion project of M/s. Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd., is located

    at Sy Nos. 63-75, 80-83, 84-108 of Kesavaram village, 52-56, 146-150 of Rajavaram

    village, Venkatanagaram Post, Payakarao Peta Mandal, Visakhapatnam District District,

    Andhra Pradesh. The proponent obtained the terms of reference vide letter no. F.No. J-

    11011/657/2007-IA II (I) dated 25.06.2014 and subsequently obtained amended TOR

    vide letter no. F.No. J-11011/657/2007-IA II (I) dated 30.06.2015, from the MoEFCC,

    which mandated public consultation. Accordingly the draft Environmental Impact

    Assessment was submitted to Regional Officer, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control

    Board, Visakhapatnam District for conducting public hearing. The public hearing for

    the proposed expansion was conducted on 15.07.2016 at 11.00 AM at project site. The

    public hearing was chaired by Dr. N. Yuvaraj, Collector and District Magistrate,

    Visakhapatnam and the member convenor was Sri R. Lakshmi Narayana,

    Environmental Engineer, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Regional office,

    Visakhapatnam.

    7.1 Advertisement

    Press notification regarding the date, time and venue of the Environmental public

    hearing for the proposed expansion project was issued in Andhra Jyothi (Telugu daily)

    and The Hindu (English daily) newspapers on 14.06.2016. Copy of the advertisement is

    enclosed.

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    Minutes of the meeting

    The minutes of the public hearing is enclosed along with the attendance sheet. Concerns

    expressed by speakers during public hearing and responses of the proponent are

    presented in table 7.1. Response to written representations is presented in table 7.2.

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    7.2 Concerns expressed by public

    Table 7.1 Concerns Raised in Public Hearing and Responses S. No Issue raised by Issue Proponent’s Response 1 Sri I. Rangaraju,

    Kesavaram Village While welcoming the proposed project, he expressed that the industry is already extending its co-operation in developing education, supply of medicines, clothes, providing employment in the surrounding villages and also requested the management to continue the same to increase the socio-economic status of the surrounding villages.

    The Management assured that CSR funds would be utilized for the development of surrounding villages, and the development projects will be identified in consultation with the local public representatives and revenue authorities.

    2. Sri. V. Satyanarayana, Ex.ZPTC, Venkatanagaram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion, informed that most of their villagers are economically backward and the management would consider them for employment. He urged that proper employment is to be provided and requested to provide drinking water for surrounding villages. He further requested the management to provide infrastructure to the local schools and medical facilities to the local people under CSR activities.

    The proponent informed that presently 50% of the employees in the plant are natives of this district. The proponent assured that locals will be prefered during recruitment for the additional jobs of about 700 due to expansion.

    The Management assured that CSR funds would be utilized for the development of surrounding villages, and the development projects will be identified in consultation with the local public representatives and revenue authorities.

    3 Sri Ch. Srinu, Sarpanch Venkatanagaram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion, informed that the industry would take all necessary measure to prevent pollution on top priority. He requested the management to provide medical facilities in the villages and employment to the local educated youth. He further requested the management to pursue the possibility of supplying power to their villages from the surplus generation of the proposed power unit.

    The Management assured to take all necessary environment/safety measures to protect the environment. Proponent assured that industry would install latest pollution control equipment like two stage scrubbing system, double condensor system, dry vacuum pumps to mitigate odor nuisance, electro static precipitators, bag filters to mitigate particulate emissions from boilers, and closed transfer of raw materials/solvents.

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    The proponent informed that presently 50% of the employees in the plant are natives of this district. The proponent informed that the expansion generates about 700 additional jobs, and that locals would be prefered for employment.

    The Management assured that CSR funds would be utilized for the development of surrounding villages, and the development projects for improving health status, and educational qualifications will be identified in consultation with the local public representatives and revenue authorities.

    4. A. Ramudu, Sarpanch, Kesavaram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion project, informed that the local youth should be considered for employment opportunities and to ensure that uninterrupted power may be supplied to the existing RO plant, so that 24 hours water supply is possible to the village.

    The proponent informed that presently 50% of the employees in the plant are natives of this district. The proponent informed that the expansion generates about 700 additional jobs.

    The Management assured that CSR funds would be utilized for the development of surrounding villages, and that the development projects would be identified in consultation with the local public representatives and revenue authorities.

    5 Smt Sanyasamma, Sarpanch, Sreerampuram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion project, requested that the local youth would be considered for employment opportunities and to pursue the possibility of establishing a potable water plant as there is scarcity of drinking water in her village.

    The proponent assured that locals will be prefered during recruitment for the additional jobs of about 700 due to expansion.

    The Management assured that CSR funds would be utilized for the development of surrounding villages, and that the development projects would be identified in consultation with the local public

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    representatives and revenue authorities. 6. Sri. K. Srinivasa Rao,

    Sarpanch, Peddaramabhadrapuram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion project, stated that proper safety measures would be adopted to prevent fire accident in future. He said that even though some of the villages are not affected by pollution they would also be considered for employment. He further assured that there would not be any problem from local youth if they consider for employment opportunities in the proposed project.

    The proponent assured that locals will be prefered during recruitment for the additional jobs of about 700 due to expansion. The management assured that all safety and environmental management measures will be strictly implemented to ensure safety to men and materials.

    7. Sri. K. Diwakar Rao, Rajavaram Village

    While welcoming the proposed expansion project, informed that the socio-economic status of the local people is improved d

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