Environmental Sustainability and Cleaner Perspectives – A Challenging Experience from Lignite Mining Industry in India
M. Velan, Chief Manager, Corporate Environment Cell, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, Neyveli, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on March 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 288-293 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1418042413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Mining of lignite causes pollution of Environment and ecological damage if unattended. Being conscious that environmental regeneration is the foundation on which Productivity has to be built, N.L.C. started investing on Eco Care long back and it continues. Early investment in Environment protection has resulted in steady growth. N.L.C.’s futuristic vision is to be in the vanguard among the contributors to the community, environment and the Nation by developing and utilizing industrial and human resources to the optimum. Untiring efforts are being put in Mines (NLC as a whole) to maintain and sustain the ecological balance arising due to the continuous mining activity. The Neyveli’s Environmental Management System is becoming a symbolic role model for any of the opencast mines in the South-East Asia.
Keywords: Lignite, mining, Sustainability, Environmental, protection.