Rekha Rani* & Ashok Kumar Choudhary
P.G. Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi-834008
Received 7th July, 2008; Revised 19th August, 2008
Abstract : World ‘s ever growing population and is progressive adaptation of an industrially based modern life style has inevitably led to increased anthropogenic impact on the natural biosphere. One such impact is referred to as pollution, which can cause hazards to environment and also to human health. In mine activities such as drilling blasting excavation cause severe pollution in air water and soil. Water Pollution in mining area is caused due to acid mine drainage and water from coal washery. About 45 ton of fine coal is discharging into Damodar River. Ore fines and toxic substances carried by rain water into near by water courses, alters their chemistry and is carried by rain water which is unfit for human consumption. Air Pollution is also caused by mining activities. Noxious fumes produced during blasting and is released into atmosphere. Fine particles of coal directly affect the eyes leading to the problem of vision.