Singh, R.S. (2008) Indian coal Mine Disasters and their Management. Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management studies , 6 (2). pp. 2865-2879. ISSN 0973-8444

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Globally mining industry is going through a period of radical change to meet the challenge of society’s expectations. In India, there are two broad categories of mines: Open Cast and Underground. Underground coalmine is considered one of the most hazardous working environments. The basic causes of accidents and injuries in mines are unsafe conditions, unsafe acts, or both. Disasters occur in mines as a result of large mine fires, powerful mine explosions, violent rock gas outbursts and water inundations. Fatality rates reveal that even though there are variations in the fatality rates per 1000 persons employed, the long-term trends show a steady improvement. However, it is found that accident rate in Indian coalmines in high as compared to other countries. All operating mines have to contend with the real danger of being overtaken by one or more disasters at some point of time during their lifespan. Plans for disaster management are, therefore, drawn by the mine managements. Due to the large number of high-risk industrial activities, Dhanbad coalfield is highly disaster prone. Underground fires have been occurring even in the residential areas. Considering the above, the city authorities propose to develop Disaster Management Plan. The need for strengthening disaster mitigation efforts at national level has been felt.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 05:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 05:14

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