Engineer-in-Chief(Irrigation) has recommended for granting permission to draw water of 0.161 TMC per annum from Peddavagu stream. The permission is requested for utilization of water for coal based captive power plant of 120 MW capacity (2 units of 60 MW) of the M/s. VBC Ferro Alloys Limited, Bodepallly Village in Kagaznagar(M), Adilabad District. G.O.Ms.No. 68.Dated:01-08-2013.
Government after examination of the proposal and after getting the recommendation of Industries & Commerce Department, hereby accord permission to draw water 0.161 TMC per annum from Peddavagu stream near Bodepalli Village located about 1.5 Km. downstream of the on going medium irrigation project “Diversion Scheme across Peddavagu near Jagannathpur Village” for industrial use in the proposed construction of coal based captive power plant of 120 MW capacity (2 units of 60 MW) of the M/s. VBC Ferro Alloys Limited, Bodepallly Village in Kagaznagar(M) and also subject to the concurrence of District Collector, Adilabad and the clearance of Pollution Control Board for placing the matter before State Level Single Window Clearance Committee before commissioning of the project, subject to the following terms and conditions:-
1) The annual requirement of water 0.161 TMC per annum(considering transmission losses, Deep Percolation and Evaporation losses from the storage Reservoir) from Peddavagu stream for the proposed construction of coal based captive power plant of 120 MW capacity (2 units of 60 MW) of the M/s. VBC Ferro Alloys Limited under consumptive use.
2) The water drawn from the Peddavagu stream should be utilized for the purpose for which permission is granted. Any misuse in this regard will entail cancellation of the permission without any notice liable for imposition of penalty.
3) The entire cost of infrastructure to draw water shall be borne by the industry only.
4) Water meters or suitable approved measuring devices should be installed by the industry at their own cost to measure the water consumed and water measuring devices should be kept under the control of Irrigation & CAD Department and the representatives of the user shall be present at all times for taking readings.
5) The industry should pay water rate at the existing rates and subject to revision by the Government from time to time. In case of failure to pay water rate, royalty, the permission to draw water shall stands cancelled.
6) No field bodhi or pipeline shall be taken through or along with Government land without approval of Government and if permission is accorded by the Government the lease of Government land should be paid as fixed by the Government only.
7) The industry should obtain the prior concurrence of concerned Department for laying pipeline and for crossing etc.
8) The industry should make their own arrangements for supplementation of water in their premises only.
9) The industry should make their own arrangements to dispose the treated effluents as per norms of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board in their premises only and should obtain prior permission if any needed from Government to dispose treated effluents in the natural resources.
10) The Irrigation & CAD Department reserves the right for cancellation of the permission without assigning any reasons thereof.
11) The Irrigation & CAD Department is no way responsible of non- supply / Non Availability of water due to any reasons in any particular water year.
12) The Industry must strengthen the canal/river margin 100 Mts or as decided by the I & CAD Dept., on either side of the proposed off take point to avoid slips, erosion of banks and to protect existing margins as directed by the Department.
13) The industry should lay the pipeline duly leaving not less than 1.00 Mts., from the toe of the flood bank.
14) The industry has to construct CC walls to avoid leakages at pipe line crossings.
15) The industry should follow the Revenue Board Standing orders (B.S.O).
16) The industry should pay security deposit at 2.5% on 10 years water charges for which permission is granted.
17) The permission is subject to State water policy, and the industry will have no right or claim on water during distress period and the priority of the State water policy will prevail at all the times and industry can not claim any damages and compensation whatsoever, if permitted quantity is not available.
18) The Industry shall pay one year water charges as advance and amounts due to the Department before entering into agreement.
19) The industry should make its own arrangements creating storage facilities for the requirement of water 0.04 TMC during non surplus period.
20) The present rate of royalty charges as per the G.O.Ms.No.39, I&CAD Department, Dated:02-04-2002 is Rs.4.50 per 1000 gallons for consumptive use. The water royalty charges are likely to be revised by the Government from time to time and the industry shall pay the revised rates as fixed by the Government from time to time.
21) The firm has to pay the water charges for the estimated quantity in advance at the start of the Finance Year (i.e) before 10th April every year as per BSO.
22) The consumptive utilization of 0.161 TMC of annual requirement as required should not be exceed under any circumstances.
23) A detailed plan showing the location, the intake arrangements, conveyance system etc., shall be furnished to the Department.
24) The industry shall abide any other conditions laid down by the Government/ Department from time to time.
25) The permission does not confer any riparian right to the industry.
26) Non adherence of any of the conditions by the industry entails cancellation of the permission without any notice.
3. The Engineer-in-Chief(Irrigation), Hyderabad shall take necessary action accordingly and directed to place the matter before State Level Single Window Clearance Committee for commissioning of the project. The fact shall be informed to Government after done with.