Chaulya, S.K. and Singh, R.S. and Chakraborty, M. K. and Tewary, B. K. (2000) Bioreclamation of coal mine overburden dumps in India. Land Contamination & Reclamation, 8 (3). pp. 189-199. ISSN 0967-0513

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The growth performance of selected tree species on five coal mine overburden dumps in India has been studied for two years. Results indicate that the survival rate of tree species has been from 49 to 65% after two years of overburden dump revegetation. The values for plant height, diameter increment and biomass accumulation have ranged between 116 and 301 cm, 21 and 50 mm and 0.1 and 4.23 kg/plant respectively across all sites. Among the selected tree species Dalbergia sisoo (Sisum) and Leucena leucocephala (Subabool) were observed to be the fastest growing tree species at the Mandaman, Chora and Mudidih sites. But, Azadirachta indica (Neem) and Prospopis juliflora (Prosopis) have exhibited maximum growth at the Ghugus and South Balanda sites. Therefore, results of these pilot studies will help in the selection of plant species for the bioreclamation of large scale overburden dumps with similar conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coal mine, overburden dump, bioreclamation, tree screening, vegetation
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 12:13

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