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contributor.authorBrahma, K C-
contributor.authorPal, B K (Guide)-
contributor.authorDas, C (Guide)-
identifier.citationA Study on Application of Strategic Planning And Operations Research Techniques in Open Cast Mining, Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkelaen
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description.abstractMining happens to be the second oldest industry in the world considering the agriculture as the first and the foremost. That primitive society relied nearly on mined produce that is reflected aptly through nomenclature such as Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. These nomenclatures rightly capture the ethos of the time that shows increasing complexity of people’s society’s relationship with mining produce and use of metals. Our remote ancestors did practice mining on hard rock. Mining remained with their common occupation to earn livelihood and meet their needs. Since they had meager requirement of fuels; their major need of fuel was met mostly from dense forests on the earth. As the time passed, they required to meet ever increasing standards of living. As a result, demand of fuel was felt as extremely necessary for the existence of mankind and it kept on growing. In order to meet ever increasing demand, mining of coal took a shape in one way or the other. Nature provides basically six sources of producing wealth as fruits of man’s endeavours like parenthood, regeneration, hunting and fishing, forestry, agriculture, husbandry and mining. Out of them, mining is a source to obtain oil and coal. They are major raw materials to serve as fuel in the present time. Rapid growth of oil industry and invention and subsequent innovations of internal combustion engines and emergence of electricity as (alternate form) optional power brought about a decline in direct use of coal as energy source. However, the subsequent worldwide energy panic of the 1970’s that resulted from oil embargo restored back coal to its prominent position in the world scenario. Dwindling position of oil reserves across the world is another potent reason to raise coal utilization to prime concern. Since coal continues to enjoy advantage over other energy sources, and since reserves of coal are much ample and assured the world wide in comparison to rival energy sources, coal utilization comes to the forefront. India being an oil-deficient country makes a clear choice to boost up coal production and to rely more on it as energy source.en
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titleA Study on Application of Strategic Planning And Operations Research Techniques in Open Cast Miningen
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