Eco-clearance for mining project in Rajasthan
The ministry of environment and forests has cleared the Deheriya gypsum
mining project of Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd. The Rs 77.40-lakh
project will have a production capacity of 5 lakh tpa of gypsum by opencast
semi-mechanised method over a total lease area of 499 hectares. The life of the
mine is four years.
About 1,667 tpd of mineral will be transported by road to consumers. The water
requirement of the project is estimated as 13.75 m3 per day, which will be
sourced from Indira Gandhi Canal. After excavation of gypsum, land will be backfilled, compacted and
returned to farmers.
[March 24-30, 2008]