Updated: 11.09.2017

Environmental Management



The environmental laboratory is recognized by Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and accredited with ISO-9001 certification. It undertakes baseline environmental data generation, EIA, EMP and monitoring various factors related environment.

CMPDI has been regularly dealing with multi-dimensional environment complexities existing in coal and other mineral sector to promote environmentally benign mining design and practices.

The most important environment related activities being carried out by CMPDI is the Environment Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan for the mines of Coal India Limited. It also undertakes environmental auditing works of different coal mining projects of Coal India Limited as and when required.

CMPDI also carries out the Regional Environmental Studies for different coalfields as and when need arises. Other important activity undertaken on regular basis by CMPDI is environmental monitoring of mines of Coal India Limited on behalf of subsidiary companies for compliance of statutory direction of Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) and State Pollution Control Boards.

The Planning and Design of Industrial as well as Domestic Effluent Treatment Facilities are also undertaken by CMPDI. Besides, ground water studies are also taken up by CMPDI for different production companies.

CMPDI undertakes land use studies through satellite, airborne scanner, aerial photography and ground survey for the specific project as well as for urban and regional planning.

CMPDI has a well equipped environmental laboratory to undertake the entire spectrum of environmental studies. The environmental laboratory is recognized by Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and accredited with ISO-9001 certification.


Environmental Laboratory facilities for


  • Air Analysis
    • Suspended Particulate Matter
    • Oxides of Sulphur (SOx)
    • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
    • Total Hydro Carbon (CHn)
    • Total Dust (Settlabb)
    • Carbon Dioxide
  • Water Analysis
    • Physical Parameter - pH, Colour, Temp, Turbidity
    • Suspended Solids, Dissolved Solids, etc.
    • Chemical and Biological (BOD, COD, Heavy Metals and trace elements as per statutory requirement)
  • Noise
    • Noise Intensity Survey
    • Leq Value of Noise


Services Offered


The Environment Division of CMPDI undertakes and offers consultancy to CIL units as well as to non-CIL client in the following fields:

  • Baseline Data Generation which includes
    • Meteorological Data
    • Land use Plan
    • Air Quality - ambient & work zone
    • Water Quality
    • Noise Level Measurement
    • Soil Sampling & Analysis
    • Flora and Fauna Studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Land Degradation
    • Impact on Flora and Fauna
    • Air, Water and Noise Pollution
    • Social Impact
  • Environmental Management Plan
    • Land Reclamation Plan
    • Air, Water & Noise Abatement Measures
    • Green Belt Development
    • Rehabilitation & Resettlement Plan
    • Subsidence Prediction Studies and Management
    • Ecological restoration
  • Environmental Monitoring(Air/Water/Noise Parameters)
  • Environment Auditing/Statement
  • Biological Reclamation Studies
  • Thematic Mapping through
    • Satellite and Air-borne Scanning
  • Rain Water Harvesting Schemes
  • OB Dump Reclamation Studies
  • Dust Survey
  • Environmental Engineering
    • Planning & Design of Effluent/Sewage Treatment Facilities
    • Water Supply Distribution Network and Water Treatment Facilities
  • Zoning Atlas Studies
  • Eco-city Planning
  • Capacity Building
  • Environmental Planning for Eco-sensitive Regions
  • Environmental Planning for Eco-sensitive Regions
  • EIA/EMP relating to Flyash as Backfilled Material
  • R&D Projects


Multifaceted Major Environmental Projects Implemented


  • EIA/EMP for Mining Projects
    • Mega Opencast Coal Projects upto 35 million tonne per annum (Gevra, Jayant, Dipika, Piparwar etc)
    • Moonidih, Chasnalla, Talcher, Juganath underground coal mines
  • EIA/EMP for Non-coal Mining Projects
    • Pyrite Mine, Amjhor
    • Rare Earth Mine, Kudiraimozhi
    • Gypsum Mines, Rajasthan
    • Hindalco Bauxite Mines
  • EIA/EMP for Beneficiation Projects
    • Rajrappa and Kalinga Coal Beneficiation Plants
    • Mineral Separation Plant, Kudiraimozhi
  • EIA/EMP for Coal Washeries
    • West Bokara Colliery, Ghato Tand, TISCO
  • EIA/EMP for Thermal Power Projects
    • Kathara Captive Thermal Power Plant
  • Regional EMP Study
    • North Karanpura
    • East Bokaro
    • Ib Valley
  • Sanitation Project
    • Rajrappa Sewerage Scheme
    • Sewerage Scheme for Gevra-Dipka, Kusmunda Projects
    • Sewerage Scheme for Kakri / Township
    • Sewage Treatment Plant at Regional Telecom Training Centre, BSNL, Ranchi
  • Effluent Treatment Plant
    • Ledo Acid Mine Water Treatment Plant
    • Rajrappa Mine water Treatment Plant
    • Kathara Washery Effluent Treatment Plant
  • Water Supply Scheme
    • Water Supply Scheme for Singrauli Coalfield
    • Water Supply Scheme for Talcher Coalfield
  • Zoning Atlas Projects
    • Zoning Atlas Study for Satna Limestone Belt
    • Zoning Atlas Study for Korba Region
  • Environmental Studies for Eco-sensitive Regions
    • Environmental Action Plan for Aravali Hills in Gurgaon District
    • Environmental Action Plan for Aravali Hills in Alwar District
    • EIA/EMP of Satna/Korba Region
  • Capacity Building
    • World Bank Project (1998-2004) Review of Mining and Environmental Policies, Legislations, Standards and Mechanism for Monitoring Compliance under Activity-I of India-Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project (Mining Sub-component) World Bank Project (1998-2004)
    • World Bank Project (1998-2004) Strengthening of Regulatory Agencies at Central/State level in the field of Mining Environment under Activity-IIA of India-Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project (Mining Sub-component)


S&T Funded Studies (On going Projects)


  • Emission factor for Mining Machinery and operation in Coal Opencast Projects
  • Flyash characterization for Mine-Void Reclamation
  • Development of suitable Biological Waste Water Treatment Technology through constructed wet lands for treatment of Acid Mine Drainage from Coal Projects.