Short Term Course
GREEN MINING APPROACH: Ensuring Positive Impacts on Environment
Technology for Mine Closure Preparedness and Mine Site Restoration

Organized by the Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
(During October 9-11, 2017 at Department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur)


Mining and quarrying are indispensable for the sustaining the developmental pace of the modern society. Everything that we see that is not agro-product like wood, wool, cotton has probably been produced from materials that were excavated / mined out of the ground. Mining supplies all the essential raw materials for the power plants and metallurgical plants in India. Over the last four decades a large number of spoil dumps are generated in mines and mine sites are left as destroyed landscape. Numbers of mines are now at the verge of completing their mining life. Strong environmental legislation these days insist that there is MINIMAL damage to the local habitat and that remediation of the area is carried out to a satisfactory standard after the mining has ceased.


Course Objective
After going through this course the participants will be able to:

  • identify advanced technology to enhance the closure preparedness and compliance readiness of their mines
  • select the appropriate post-mining mine site restoration alternatives
  • explain the vetiver system technology and its benefits and drawbacks
  • plan implementation programme for vetiver system technology in a specific mine site
  • identify potentials problems of vetiver system technology
  • draw a layout and initiate programme for CSR and EMP integration in specific site
  • discuss alternative post mining revenue generation near mining areas
Course Content
The course will include the following broad areas:

  • Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS and 3D terrain modeling for assessing mine closure preparedness and compliance readiness
  • Mining waste management issues, obstacles and technical measures
  • Introduction to vetiver system technology with case studies of its implementation: global review and summary of results of vetiver research around the world
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and means CSR and EMP integration: a Nature to Nature approach
  • Environmental management and compliance......
Green Mining approach is the only alternative for supply of raw materials for sustainable development.