Socio economic impacts of clay mining on local livilyhoods: a case study from velichikkala, nedumpana panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala

Socio economic impacts of clay mining on local livilyhoods: a case study from velichikkala, nedumpana panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala

Author: 
Resna Reghu
Abstract: 

Man’s use of environment many times can create several problems. Expanding human requirement and socio economic developments imposes ever increasing pressure on our resource base. English India clay Ltd worked at Velichikkala, kollam district engaged in mining and processing of china clay. Total reserves of clay both sedimentary and residual are 7.4 million tonnes. The Company produced different grades of kaolin. Although mineral resources are the important economic commodity for trade and commerce, mining and processing of mineral resources in Velichikkala created many socio- economic problems even after the mine was closed. This paper reports the findings of a study undertaken in to assess the socio-economic problems due to mining in Velichikkala, Kollam district.

Paper No: 
1611