IIT Kharagpur invites applications for its 'Mine Closure Planning'

Applications invited for 'Mine Closure Planning'

IIT Kharagpur, invites applications for its short term course on 'Mine Closure Planning and Post Mining Mine Site Restoration: CSR-EMP Integration' for the academic year 2014. This course is run by the Department of Mining Engineering IIT-K. Students can apply online by logging on to the official website of IIT-K.

Mine Closure Planning has now become mandatory for all mines in India. Mining activities are planned to minimise the long lasting impacts on landscape, ecology and on the mindset of local inhabitants since left unmanaged, these effects can be detrimental for general welfare. Carrying out of present production, environmental and maintenance oriented activities in any mining site now require careful consideration for post closure impacts and mine site restoration. Closing of mining operation involves numerous issues like reclamation and environmental protection, community issues, socio‐economic consideration, planning for alternate use of available facilities, cost estimation and asset disposal. Any mining venture must have adequate closure plan, aimed at rehabilitation of disturbed area, which should be acceptable to local community as well as regulatory authority. Development of mine closure plans requires understanding a number of interrelated concepts. Without adequate environmental management system, cost effective mine closure or post‐closure development in mine site is impossible. The post mining mine sites have a direct impact on the neighboring community. Therefore, mine site restoration initiative must be based on integration of CSR and EMP.

Topics to be covered:

  • Mine closure planning ‐concepts of methodology
  • Corporate social responsibility - Strategist & performance evaluation
  • Vetiver system technology for slope stabilisation, vegetation development and catchment area management.
  • Integration of CSR & EMP - ways and innovation: A nature to nature approach

Course fee:

A course fee of Rs. 20,000.00 per participant for the course, inclusive of course material by demand draft in favor of "CEP‐STC,IIT, KHARAGPUR" payable at Kharagpur. The course fee will not be refunded unless the nomination is withdrawn 3 weeks prior to course‐commencement. The course fee does not include boarding and lodging charges.

Important dates:

  • Last date to apply: 21st February, 2014
  • Course starts on : 6th March, 2014
  • Course ends on: 8th March, 2014

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