Mine Closure Planning Issues and Strategies in Neyveli Mines by using open Source Software

Atun Roy Choudhury, Dr. V. Arutchelvan
2016 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
Planning for mine closure is a critical component of environmental management in the mining industry. Nationally and internationally, industry-leading practice requires that planning for mine closure should start before mining commences and should continue throughout the life of the mine until final closure and relinquishment. The study indicates, somewhat surprisingly, that most mine closures are unplanned, with only 30% of mines closing when the economic resource has been extracted. The
more » ... mine closure technique was adopted in India is known as bibliometric mapping. But recently the transition from isolated specialties to a mature discipline, complete with higher level management process, continuing growth in technical fields and new interests in stakeholders and sustainability issues makes mine closure planning more complicated. This paper comprehensively discusses the legal framework for mine closure in Indian context besides highlighting the environmental and safety issues resulting from unplanned mine closure in Neyveli by using Quantum-GIS.
doi:10.17577/ijertv5is110069 fatcat:ifczqbzscrbc3d6c5gvtq7zcxu