Herbert, Tony; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala
The development and expansion of India�s coal mining sector is one the major planks in India�s push for economic growth and industrial modernization, and in providing the fuel for electricity generation and coke for steel-making. The current emphasis is on the exploitation of shallow coal reserves using open-cast mining techniques in erstwhile forested areas, mostly in Jharkhand and West Bengal, but also elsewhere such as in Chhattisgarh. Open-cast (also known as open cut) mining, as it is...[Show more]
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