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India - Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 42) : Environment and Social Impact Assessment Report : Scheme W Volume 2 - Transmission Lines Associated with GSS at Kolebira (English)

The development objective of the Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project for India is to increase the transmission capacity of electricity network in the state of Jharkhand and strengthen the institutional capacity of state-owned power transmission and distribution utilities. Some of the negative impacts are include : (i) permission under the tree felling act; (ii) loss of topsoil; (iii) noise and vibrations; (iv) air pollution; (v) depletion of water resource; (vi) alteration /diversion of natural drainage channel; (vii) injury and sickness of local people; (viii) damage to structure; (ix) labour camp related EHS and hygiene issues; Some of the mitigation measures are include : (i) permission for felling of trees to be obtained before tree felling; (ii) top soil will be stored in a dedicated top soil storage site, having adequate mitigation measures for preventing erosion due to runoff; (iii) water sprinkling to be carried out twice a day during dry season on exposed surface area; (iv) regular maintenance of machines, equipment and vehicles that will be used for construction activities of substation/tower construction; (v) consumption of water would be reduced to the extent possible through the application of water conservation measures and through reuse/recycling of water, wherever possible; (vi) coordination with local communities for construction schedules; (vii) awareness should be created among the migratory labour that they should not be entered in the village without prior information to the villagers; (viii) secure and limit access to blasting areas to qualified personnel involved in, and necessary for, blasting operations; (ix) induction training to all the new employee and six monthly refresher training for substation O&M staff would be organised.

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India - Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 42) : Environment and Social Impact Assessment Report : Scheme W Volume 2 - Transmission Lines Associated with GSS at Kolebira (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/697961556775911452/Environment-and-Social-Impact-Assessment-Report-Scheme-W-Volume-2-Transmission-Lines-Associated-with-GSS-at-Kolebira