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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 592-594
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.069


A Holistic Approach for Mine Spoil Restoration
Preeti Singh, Seema1* and Hansa Lakhran2
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2Department of Agronomy, S. K. N. Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur,
Rajasthan-303329, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Energy is needed for economic growth and more than 70% of the energy generation capacity in India is by using coal. The production of coal was 430.83 Mt out of which opencast contributed to around 373 Mt in 2006 with an estimated overburden removal of 600 million m3. In India, opencast mining is most prominent method of coal excavation. However, each year hundreds of acres of pristine forest and productive agricultural land are brought in the gambit of open cast coal mining. Moreover, open cast mining leaves behind a lot of over burden which is an environmental problem. Faced with a burgeoning population, agriculture in India must bring under its gambit the non-conventional or non-traditional area, to feed the teeming millions. Reclaimed coal mine areas could be the non-traditional areas. A holistic restoration approach can also address the challenges of global climate change by sequestering large amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide and qualify for the carbon credit earning under the Kyoto Protocol.


Keywords: Overburden, Mining, Agriculture, Reclaimation and Climate change.
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Preeti Singh, Seema and Hansa Lakhran. 2017. A Holistic Approach for Mine Spoil RestorationInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 592-594. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.069