Reclamation of aluminium waste (red mud) through developing vegetation cover at Hindalco, Muri, Ranchi
Developing green cover at the red mud and convert the red mud deposits, which is inhospitable for plants, to a substrate which will allow them to grow and develop by improving its physical and physico-chemical conditions, and removing the inhibiting substances by means of low-cost additives and treatments.
The specific objectives of the assignment will include:
(1) Formulate and develop closer plan report on mine rehabilitation of 100 acres of area.
(2) Implementation mining activities which includes (i) standardization of plantation techniques and identification of suitable bushes and grass and some places tree planation wherever suitable to vegetate the red mud; (ii) soil amendment by screening of suitable bacterial and mycorrhizal inoculations and use of compost, vermicompost, FYM, fertilizers and gypsum, bacteria etc.; (iii) capacity development of HINDALCO staff on rehabilitation techniques and transfer of technology developed; (iv) analysis growth, survival and biomass of vegetation cover and monitoring of soil improvement at regular interval of time.