Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 August 2014
News updated at 3:38 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Mining firms hasten rejuvenation

Bellary, Dec 2, 2012, DHNS :
Going green: Geo textiling being taken up on the slope of a dump yard. dh photo

Many mining companies in the district, which faced the wrath of the Supreme Court for indulging in illegal mining, have started implementing reclamation and rehabilitation (R&R) measures on a war-footing.

For, implementing R&R measures is mandatory for getting fresh mining permits.

After analysing the vast damage caused by decade-long extensive illegal mining, the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) and Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE) have recommended mandatory implementation of R&R measures.

Conservation of forests


To get fresh mining permits, the companies also have to follow a set of rules prescribed by the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM).


Prominent among them is conservation of forest wealth. Most of the iron ore deposits are located in the hilly and forest areas owned by the government.

Hence, it is the duty of the mining companies to maintain greenery in these areas.

ICFRE has emphasised on afforestation and construction of check dams in the areas bordering mining plots. Grass should be grown (geo textiling) on old dump yards and on their slopes.

Further, a retaining wall should be constructed at the bottom of the slope to arrest draining of slurry through the gullies.

To prevent landslide, open drains should be built, using boulders, near dump yards.
Fruit bearing trees should be planted in these areas. Water tanks for wild animals should be constructed in mining areas and saplings planted all along the road taken by the ore-laden lorries, the ICFRE has suggested. 

Boundary marks


To prevent boundary disputes, boundaries should be marked in a scientific manner and a gap of 7.5-metre between each boundary should be maintained.

The boundary stones should be erected only after getting the approval from the department of Mines and Geology and Department of Forests.

More than 40 mining companies in the ‘A’, ‘A+’ and ‘B’ categories have been given permission to implement R&R measures.

The companies will get fresh permit only if the CEC and ICFRE are satisfied with the R&R measures they have implemented.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523