Proper Management of Minerals and Mines in Odisha should Receive Highest Priority

Proper Management of Minerals and Mines in Odisha should Receive Highest Priority

In the modern world for rapid industrialization, the mines and mining of minerals play a very significant role in order to meet our increasing demands of various essential materials for better living. The minerals are the main raw materials for thermal power plants to produce energy, integrated iron and steel, aluminium and thousands of other mineral based industries for providing various types of metals, alloys, cement and chemicals. India particularly the state of Odisha is rich in various mineral resources. Unfortunately, most of the mineral minings in Odisha are not being carried out using better technology in an environment friendly manner. As a result, a lot of forests are being destroyed, the water resources get highly damaged and polluted, the most valuable top soils and ore fines are being lost in the waste overburden and the air gets highly polluted. In addition to these, there is no proper mine closure practice and due to which the mines project a hazardous site with very limited opportunity for rehabilitation and post mining land use development. Read More…

 

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