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Recent developments in the reclamation of surface mined lands

Annals of Arid Zone

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Abstract

A broad review of mine land reclamation problems and challenges in arid lands is presented with special emphasis on work recently completed in India. The economics of mining in the Indian Desert is second only to agriculture in importance. Lands disturbed by mining, however, have only recently been the focus of reclamation attempts. Studies were made and results compiled of problems associated with germplasm selection, soil, plant and overburden characterization and manipulation, plant establishment methods utilized, soil amendment needs, use and conservation of available water and the evaluation of ecosystem sustainability. Emphasis is made of the need for multi-disciplinary approaches to mine land reclamation research and for the long-term monitoring of reclamation success.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Recent developments in the reclamation of surface mined lands
Series title:
Annals of Arid Zone
Volume
36
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Annals of Arid Zone
First page:
311
Last page:
326
Number of Pages:
16