DSP Associates is planning a 15,17,600 TPA sand (minor mineral) mining project in the mines of Tikola-1 Sand Unit at Village Tikola, dist. Gurgaon, Haryana. Mining lease area is 42.50 hectares. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 55 million. The project is waiting for environmental clearance.
Mining work is expected to commence in December 2015. According to MoEF sources, out of the total area, 31.50 hectares area falls in the river bed and 11 hectares area falls in agricultural land (outside river bed). Method of mining will be opencast semi-mechanized without drilling and blasting. The mine which will be excavated out in layers up to a depth of 3m in riverbed & 9m in agricultural field. Letter of Intent (LOI) for mining contract has been granted for a period of 9 years. [Info as of: Apr. ’15]