Ecorestoration of the coalmine degraded lands
The book adopts an application-oriented approach for ecorestoration of coalmine degraded. The theoretical aspects of ecorestoration, and steps involved in ecorestoration process and experimental aspects of thorough analytical procedures have been discussed in detail. It emphasizes on the types of mining, land degradation, and biodiversity conservation while giving details of technical and biological steps, topsoil management, selection of plant species, seeding, nursery practices; adoption of innovative approaches like mulching, biofertlizer application, hydroseeding, superabsorbent; use of grass-legume mix; monitoring and aftercare of reclaimed sites; the indicators of sustainable ecorestoration; and Rules and Acts implemented and followed across the world. Best ecorestoration practices, mine closure issues, collection, laboratory analysis and interpretation of minesoil and topsoil samples, monitoring biological parameters, litterfall and tree growth analysis, erosion management, design of drainage and sedimentation retention basin, and brief description of tree species with identifying character for field people are all part of the book.
[Message by Prominent Academician]
It is now urgent that methods of coal mining be integrated with engineering for ecorestoration because the larger society will not accept devastated waste land. A book, coming out from the hands of one of the persistent researchers of the field, cannot be more timely.
Jayanta Bhattacharya, PhD
Professor, Department of Mining Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302, India.
A comprehensive work on the hazards of mining and its impact on ecology The book is replete with numerous case studies based on the author's active research worksResults are based on the laboratory analysis of mine soil and their interpretationThe book is supported with various images showing the actual affected sites and their ecorestoration The book will address the global issues with local approach, with special reference to Asian and Indian conditions