Government has initiated speedy implementations on sustainable development plan in coal mining. Ministry of Coal has moved forward with multi-pronged steps on both environmental & social fronts.
Government has focussed on making immediate social impact through ‘Out of Box’ measures besides regular environmental monitoring and mitigation during mining operations.
These measures include use of surplus mine water for irrigation and drinking purpose around mining areas, extraction and use of sand from overburden, promoting Eco-Mine Tourism, encouraging Bamboo Plantation, etc.
However, all these activities will pave way in next 5 years for benchmarking a much better Sustainable Development effort by Coal Industry on Economic, Environmental & Social front.