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American Regional Environment team impressed eco-friendly mining methods adopted in Singareni

Hyderabad, Dec 9 (UNI) A team of Officials from American Regional Environment (ARE) had discussed with Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) N Sridhar on the pro-environment systems adopted in Singareni, here on Monday.
The REM team showed interest in the eco-friendly mining methods adopted by state-owned mining company.
During the meeting, Mr Sridhar explained about the methods adopted by Singareni with regard to its eco-friendly mining activities to Sara Litke, Head of South Asia Countries Regional environment, Science, Technology and Health department and her team, the mining company said in a release here.
The CMD said that pro-environment mining systems like Long wall, surface miner, In pit crusher and conveyor are deployed and waste management methods – sand from overburden are in place.
Along with this, as part of social responsibility, publicity on environment protection at nearby villages, distribution of saplings is also being taken up, he said.
He explained that scientific analysis and monitoring of air, water, pollution is being taken up continuously through government organisations.
He also explained the procedure. Reclamation (bringing into same old condition after mining) and also planting of samplings as part of Haritha Haram program.
Speaking on the occasion, Sara Litke said that they came to know about how Singareni is overcoming the damage to environment because of coal production and appreciated the efforts of Singareni.
Ms Litke said that she was studying the pro-environment systems adopted in South Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with Kathmandu capital of Nepal as the Headquarters.
Ms Litke had earlier worked in the same capacity in Nigeria, Croatia, Turkey and Indonesia.
Along with Sara Litke, Anne D Silva from American Consulate General (Hyderabad) and Singareni GM (Co-ordination) Anthony Raja participated in the meeting.
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