Project Profile

Project Title Sustainable livelihood activities on reclaimed open cast coal mines: a technology enabled integrated approach in Indian Coal sector
Project Code 2014QP17
Project Status Ongoing
Start Date March 2015
Sponsor(s) Ministry of Coal

The project aims to: (1) assess through the application of a systematic multi-criteria evaluation framework, the suitability potential of post-mining land-use for ecologically beneficial and socio-economically productive outcomes; (2) undertake Forest restoration activities with native plant species on overburden dumps/backfilled mined land area using mycorrhiza and also undertake plantation of economically important plant species ; (3) develop entrepreneurship and vocational skills among members of local self-help groups (SHGs) for community (with a focus on women and other weaker sections of the society) empowerment through access to new economic opportunities. In addition to the above, the project also aims to build capacity among university students for conducting research in the coal sector through their involvement in the project activities for bringing in social and environmental upgradation in the mining areas.