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Mine Spoil Restoration: A Strategy Combining Rainwater Harvesting and Adaptation to Random Recurrence of Droughts in Rajasthan

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dc.contributor.author Pandey, Deep Narayan en_US
dc.contributor.author Chaubey, Avanish C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Anil K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vardhan, Harsh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:09:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:09:55Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005-07-05 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005-07-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3872
dc.description.abstract "Rajasthan presents evidence for the existence of one of the most advanced works of ancient mining and accompanied deforestation globally. Mining continues to be an important economic activity in Rajasthan. However, economic benefits of mineral extraction also accompany environmental, economic and social costs. Mine waste dumps and mined out areas viewed simply as the legacies of past may appear overwhelming environmental hazards presenting ugly picture of cultural landscape. However, mine wastes can be transformed into an opportunity for learning, adaptation and productivity enhancement for sustainable livelihoods through ecological restoration. Here we propose a strategy for mine spoil restoration aimed at creating a multifunctional ecosystem in mine waste dumps. We suggest that dredging and sediment removal from traditional tanks and ponds can potentially be used to prepare the substratum over the mine wastes for direct seeding. It will also create enhanced decentralized water storage capacity for wildlife and people. Our strategy combines the concomitant revival of traditional water harvesting systems, ground water recharge, enhanced biomass production and an adaptation to random recurrence of droughts in Rajasthan." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries INEF Working Paper 2005 en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject traditional knowledge en_US
dc.subject drought en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.title Mine Spoil Restoration: A Strategy Combining Rainwater Harvesting and Adaptation to Random Recurrence of Droughts in Rajasthan en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Summary Report en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Network on Ethnoforestry, Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan, India en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.submitter.email dnpandey@gmail.com en_US

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