Management of coal mine overburden and fly ash using bamboo cultivation

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Coal mine in India is one of the biggest source of energy production. Coal is the major component used in thermal power plants which helps in consuming 71% of electricity generated by these thermal power plants in India. In opencast coal mining excavation of coal is done and huge area is abandoned after coal is being excavated. The OBD soil which is present at these mine sites is very poor in nutrients that it is usually unfavorable for any type of plantation to be carried out. Keeping this in mind another factor comes across is that thermal power plants are located nearby coal mines which gives fly ash as combustion product of coal and disposal of this fly ash is very crucial. Therefore, this fly ash can be used along with coal mine OBD soil which it has efficiency in improving soil fertility in many ways. Revegetation is one of the most accepted way of soil reclamation and reduction in soil erosion. The suitability of soil for growth of bamboo is checked by planting bamboo saplings in an area of 3 x 3 feet having depth 1 foot in a systematic manner by attempting field trial.




Kamble, S. S., & Dod, R. D. (2019). Management of coal mine overburden and fly ash using bamboo cultivation. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(10), 4223–4226.

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