Identification of Land Subsidence and Management Using Cadastral Techniques, Mining Area of Raniganj, Barddhaman District, India

Sonjay Mondal, Debashish Chakravarty, Jatisankar Bandyopadhyay, Kunal Kanti Maiti


Coal mining, open crest/underground adversely affects the Eco-system. Raniganj area known as mining zone, but several time natural hazards (land subsidence) occurs in the area, Subsidence in old workings leads to severe   damage to surface structures. it is very much important that suitable assessment studies to learn the potential adverse impact of mining on environmental ecosystem (flora, fauna). In the subsequent discussions an attempt has been made to clarify the coal mining activities and its outstanding impact on environment and agricultural activities. The study area region being the foremost coal producing region country, it’s also ranked high in the list of environmentally degraded areas, in mining area have seen that  waste materials are usually stacked as huge dumps in  surroundings. After that those dumps were coupled with coal dumps, because this significant effect impact on land.  The environmental awareness is given our society brought life from mining area another concerted effort for reclamation of the subsided land.

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