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MANAGEMENT OF POST MINING LAND AND WATER IN INDIAN MINES

AUTHOR/S: AGARWAL, A. K., P.K. JHA
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2002

2nd International Scientific Conference - SGEM2002, www.sgem.org, SGEM2002 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 9-15, 2002, 147- 158pp

ABSTRACT

India is a growing economy with sizeable industrialisation and mining
sector. About 500 million tons of minerals are produced in the country
annually with 80 % of coal. Almost entire quantity of industrial minerals
are coming from open cast mining. Indian population is more than one
billion which is 16 % of world population residing only in fortieth part of
the global area. There is no doubt the environment is of greatest relevance
to India.
Indian economy is based on Agriculture, which can not grow without
ample fertile land and water. The requirement of land and water is
increasing every year as the population of the country is increasing . Due to
continuous industrialisation of the country and rapid growth of mineral
industry, the availability of usable land and water in decreasing every year.
CWC (Central Water Commission, India) have projected India’s
population at different time horizons on the basis of different forecasts
made by experts.