Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 405-412 Oct.-Dec 2009

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION DUE TO MINING IN SOUTH RAJASTHAN : A CASE STUDY OF NIMBAHERA, CHITTORGARH (INDIA)

 

Ashutosh Vyas*1 and Archana Pancholi2

1. Department of Sociology, Govt. P.G. College Chittorgarh, RAJ. (INDIA)
2. Department of Botany, S.R.J. Govt. Girls College Neemuch, M.P. (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 20, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Mining pollution can be defined as an undesirable change in the physical or biological characteristics of the air, water or land that can harmfully effect health, survival or activities of human or other living things. It is now a well established fact that whether the mining operation is underground or open-cast, small or large, mechanized or non mechanized systematic or unplanned it affects the surrounding environment and eco-system and with the increasing activity, it has become a serious threat to the present day environment. UNESCO has included mining in one of the fourteen Man and Biosphere projects keeping in view its impact on both the natural environment and human population over very extensive area. The study area is located malaya Kheri and Karunda village in Nimbahera tehsil of Chittorgarh district. The pollution is generated due to mining activities in the study area. The study reveals that adverse impact due to mining on the environment is notable. The main impact of air pollution is on human and deteriorated working efficiency of worker. Water, noise, soil, pollution is also disturbing to a large number of local inhabitants. In addition the eco-system in area is being disturbed. To minimize the further damage to the environment certain remedial measures have been suggested.

 

Keywords : Degradation, Pollution, UNESCO, Mineral deposits, Eco system, Human health.

 

 

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