EVALUATING THE CAUSES OF ILLNESS IN THE COAL MINING AREAS OF JHARKHAND: A CASE STUDY OF HAZARIBAG AND DHANBAD MINES
Keywords:coal mining, pollution, Air borne diseases, water borne diseases, human health
The present study is to assess the main causes of illness in the coal mining areas and to study the impact of pollution due to coal mining on human health. India is a tropical country which is zasa rich in mineral resources. Coal is one the main mineral resource of India. India is one of five countries with largest coal reserves. Largest amount in our GDP is contributed by coal. Many industries like iron and steel company, power sector, Cement Company and may other industries are dependent on coal. Coal sector plays an important role in electricity generation in our country. But on the other side its adverse effect on human health and environment has also become a main concern of our country. Environmental and health hazards due to air and water borne pollution of coal mining is making our lives miserable.
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