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Eco-friendly Use of Abandoned Coal Mines

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  • February 8, 2022
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Eco-friendly Use of Abandoned Coal Mines

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Conservation 

Context: Coal mines of Coal India Limited have been closed/abandoned/discontinued due to depletion of reserve, spontaneous heating, safety reasons, inundation, adverse techno-economics, financial losses, adverse geo-mining conditions, surface constraints, conversion to opencast mine, etc.

  • The abandoned quarries of Coal India Limited(CIL) are used for the following purposes:
    • Dumping /Filling of fly ash in to the worked out area for suitable reclamation.
    • Development of eco and mine tourism parks
    • Afforestation
    • Pisciculture
    • Source to supply of drinking water and other domestic use.
    • Generation of sand from overburden of opencast mines at few places

News source: PIB

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