Ecological Restoration of Coal Mine Degraded Lands

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Ecological restoration is a recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed—North Karanpura area (CCL), Ranchi district, Jharkhand. 

Abstract: Mining activities are responsible for adverse changes in land use pattern. Ecorestoration is, therefore, essential for bringing back the original characteristics of the land.

The author is a Professor at the Centre of Mining Environment Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, Jharkhand.