A REIA Study of Marble Mining Activities in District- Nagaur (Rajasthan)


  • Mohammed Arif Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Niwai, Tonk - 304022, Rajasthan, India
  • Neha Saxena Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur
  • Rajesh Kumar Yadav S.S. Jain Subodh P.G. College




Mining, REIA, Nagaur


Conventional and unscientific mining poses severe threat to life, public property and continuation of mining in the area. Incompatible land uses, huge waste dumps and large scale land transformation have resulted in land degradation, ponding, flooding, water contamination and health hazards in Makrana mining area. Segregation of dumps, compatible land use, research and development activity for use of marble slurry are suggested measures for reclamation and restoration of the degraded land. While for the purpose of development and economic upliftment of people, there is a need for establishment of industrial project, but these have to be environmentally friendly. Therefore it is essential to assess the impacts of mining on different environmental parameters, before starting the mining operations, so that abatement measures could be planned in advance for eco-friendly mining in the area. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a systematic process that examines the environmental consequences of development action like mining, cement, transport, river valley. EIA systematically examines booth beneficial and adverse consequences of the proposed project and ensures that these impacts are taken into account during the project design.


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How to Cite

Arif, M., Saxena, N., & Yadav, R. K. (2016). A REIA Study of Marble Mining Activities in District- Nagaur (Rajasthan). EQA - International Journal of Environmental Quality, 20, 49–55. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2281-4485/6040