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ASSESSMENT OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION AT ECO RESTORATION SITE

BCCL has undertaken the carbon sequestration study for quantifying the carbon dioxide being sequestered by the model ecological restoration sites developed at Tetulmari, Sijua area and Damoda, Barora Area through Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Amount of carbon sequestered by the ecological restoration may be considered as a parameter for defining the success attained in restoring the ecology of the concerned region.

SOURCE APPORTIONMENT STUDY:

This is a study to quantify different sources (different industries/domestic/traffic etc) contributing to ambient air pollution.Work of Source Apportionment Study initiated by NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute), Nagpur with work order awarded on 12.05.2018. NEERI has identified 13 stations and data collection for different seasons is in progress.

ECO-MINING TOURISM PROGRAMME OF BCCL:

Since 2016-17, BCCL has been also promoting the Eco-mining tourism in its mines and ecological restoration sites /Eco-Parks with an aim to bridge the gap between the company and its stakeholders and creating a positive image of the company by showcasing the mining activities and ecological restoration sites /Eco-Parks. Ever year various schools, colleges and professional institutes have been visiting these eco-restoration sites and eco-parks to know about the mining and the suitable method to restore these degraded lands into natural vegetation of the region. Read more…

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWSLETTER OF BCCL:

BCCL is publishing “ParyavaranDarpan”, an environmental newsletter to create awareness about the various concepts related to environment & mining and to provide platform for sharing the best practices, disseminating valuable information and propagating awareness that will pave the way for attaining the goal of environment protection, since 2015. The newsletter is being circulated to MOC, MOEFCC, all subsidiaries of CIL, Regulatory authorities and also uploaded on BCCL website.

DEVELOPMENT OF ECO-PARKS:

Along with establishment of the natural forests over the degraded mined out areas and OB dumps, BCCL has also developed eco-parks over some degraded mined out areas and OB dumps sites. Eco-parks are being developed with an aim to connect with the local communities residing nearby the mining areas of BCCL; transform the image of the company among the stakeholders, and provide a suitable place to the people for recreation and rejuvenation. BCCL has developed eco-parks namely Gokul Eco-cultural Park, Lodna Area; Green Hill Park, Katras Area; GKKC eco-restoration site, Kusunda Area; Biodiversity cum Eco mining tourism park, Muraidih, Barora Area;  and Central Nursery, Koyla Nagar. Read more….

STUDY TO MONITOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

BCCL ensures the regular health examination of the all the work force engaged in mining activities. IME(Initial Medical Examination) and PME(Periodical Medical Examination) are being carried out to monitor the health of the employees. Besides regular periodic health checkup of their workers, 10% of the workers identified from workforce engaged in active mining operations were subjected to health checkup for occupational diseases and hearing impairment through NIOH, Ahmadabad which is a premier institute, under the aegis of the ICMR under the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

FIRE SURVEY BY NRSC

The coal mine fire survey/ study was instituted by BCCL through National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Deptt. of Space, Hyderabad in Aug., 2013 for delineation of surface coal fires in Jharia Coalfield. NRSC has carrying out the Time series coal mine Fire Mapping (Thermal Infra-red) and submitted report in January,2018.