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Expert NameProf. Naresh Chandra Saxena
DivisionCentre of Mining Environment
InstitutionIndian School of Mines, Centre of Mining Environment
Telephone91 326 206372
Work ExperienceConducted, guided and supervised coal mining subsidence research which led to the development of the present status of the subject. Advised industry to help extracting over 20 million tonnes of coal without causing any problem to surface properties. Developed and drafted Indian Standard for coal mining subsidence prediction and management. Advising ONGs on prediction of Land Subsidence due to withdrawal of fluid and gas from underground reservoirs. Conducted, guided and supervised environmental research on mining in fragile areas; rehabilitation and revegetation of overburden dumps; socio-economic profiles of mining complexes; social cost of environmental pollution; utilisation of coal combustion residues; environmental management in mining complexes; etc. Formulated EMP for granite mining at Karwar, Karnatka for project SEABIRD of Indian Navy. Formulated rapid EIA of mining projects in Jharia coalfield.
QualificationsPh.D. Mining Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, 1974. B.Sc. Mining Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, 1963.
Number of Publications150
Awards1. Chaired Technical Sessions in the 4th and 5th International Symposia on Land Subsidence at Houston, USA, and the Hague, The Netherlands, respectively. 2. Member, Expert Committee on Mining Environment, constituted by the Ministry of Environment and
Other Activities1. Life Member, Institution of Engineers, India. 2. Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society. 3. Life Member, Indian Association of Environmental Management. 4. Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 5. Member, TC 12 Technical Committee of ISSMMEE.
Publications1. Saxena, N.C. (1991): Subsidence management in Jharia coalfield, India - a concept. Land Subsidence (Ed. A.I. Johnson). IAHS Publication N° 200, pp. 181-194. 2. Chatterjee, D.S. and Saxena, N.C. (1996), Subsidence prediction methodologies in India - a critical review. MINETECH, V. 17, N°1, pp. 62-69. 3. Saxena, N.C. (1996), Environmental juggernaut in Indian mining industry. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, V XLIV, N°12, pp. 425-431. 4. Saxena, N.C. (1995) EMP (Environmental Management Plan) preparation for mining projects - an approach. The Indian Mining and Engineering Journal, V- , N°- , pp. 35-43. 5. Saxena, N.C. (1994) Impacts of industrialisation on tribals in Sharkhand, The Social Change, V. 24, N°1 & 2, pp. 119-123.
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
Last updated09/05/2007 11:46:00

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