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Government of India
Ministry of Mines
24-August-2012 17:10 IST
Environment Assessment Studies
LOK SABHA

 

           

 

During the last three years and current year, the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) has not carried out any Environmental Assessment Studies.  However, IBM during the routine inspection of mines carried out for implementation of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 1988, monitors the environmental aspects of mining areas including parameters like protection of environment, removal and utilization top soil, storage of ore burden waste rock etc., reclamation and rehabilitation of land, precautions against ground vibrations, control of surface subsidence, precaution against the air pollution, discharge of toxic liquid, precautions against noise permissible limits and standards, restoration of flora etc.  Any non-compliance or violations are pointed to the respective mining leaseholders.  The details of environment related violations observed during inspection and action taken during the last three years is:

 

        Year

No. of Rules where violations

No. of Rules where

Prosecution case launched

Pointed out

Complies

Show cause issued

Show cause complied

2009-10

40

29

15

2

3

2010-11

79

28

29

20

0

2011-12

85

24

20

7

2

 

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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