Initial Environmental Examination of Mining of Sandstone Project

Narrative Description of Project: The purpose of the project is to provide sandstone to the construction industry of all districts of AJK to meet their needs at an affordable price. The area is located on the hillside of the left bank of Jhelum River. Area applied and studied is 274.34 acres. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 30.9 Million.

Name of Client: M/s Mir’s Joint (MJ) (Pvt.) Ltd

Location Within Country Shahdara, Tehsil & District Muzaffarabad, AJK

Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:

  • Engr. Saadat Ali, Environmental Engineer/Team Leader
  • Mr. Ali Abdullah, Enviro-civil Engineer
  • Mr. Wajahat Saeed, Environmental Engineer
  • Engr. Erum Siffat, Enviromental Engineer

Description of Actual Services Provided by Staff:

The services included:

  • Collected Baseline (Physical, Biological and Socio-economic) of the project area
  • Identified and assessed of all major and minor impacts during Pre- construction, Construction and Operation phases of the Project;
  • Identified all significant impacts that may require detailed assessment;
  • Proposed mitigation measures to minimize, eliminate or to compensate the potential adverse impacts identified.
  • Prepared Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan
  • Prepared Plantation Plan.
  • Prepared Initial Environmental Examination Report of the project


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