Taurian has a strong sense of responsibility towards protecting the ecology while working on all mining projects.
Mineral deposit areas are identified through careful geological studies. A mining plan is prepared which will ensure that maximum mineral can be produced with average grade with minimum earth cutting work. Soil must be displaced during mining. This disturbs the ecology.
This ‘overburden’ is dumped properly and cost effectively in a non-mineralized zone. This helps to protect rivers and streams in the region as the soil does not flow in nearby streams thereby disturbing the sedimentation level causing floods in upstream areas and aridity in downstream areas.
During mining there is massive movement of heavy dumpers, blasting operation, earth cutting work. All this contributes to pollution.
Water tankers are fitted with water sprinklers which are mobilised all through the mines and cargo movement area all through the day to ensure dust suppression.
We have, in the past, in India re-claimed land which has been low lying by filling it with overburden and converted it into a beautiful football field. Today, we host matches among villagers from nearby villages.
Mining involves cutting of trees in mineralized zone. Instead of cutting the entire forest in the mine area, trees are cut to clear only those areas in need of immediate production.
Care is taken to identify the species of trees. A tree count is done before cutting and girth of trees is noted to ascertain the age of the trees cut. Plantation of similar species is done and new species are planted to have maximum bio-diversity.
Fruit trees planted in dump areas cared for by local villagers or associations not only provide employment for women, it will also provide a healthy food source.
India is famous for herbal medicines. Today the most successful herbal medicines are prepared by native villagers. The medical team along with the ecological team contributes in selecting species which can mitigate and cure the regular diseases of the local people.
There are more than 200 species of herbal plants. The above exercise not only helps to keep local population healthy but also provides employment, self employment and can earn major foreign exchange with little support.