ISSN: 2393-9508
e-ISSN: 2582-4902

The Biobrio 9(3 & 4), 2022

Role of Trees in Landfill Management of Mineral prone area, Khalari Block of Jharkhand

Vikrant Kumar Ravi & Ashok Kumar Nag


Planting of tress in the landfill containment sites is a great opportunity rather than to just leave the place and treat it as grassland without implementation of any plans for rehabilitation of that leftover mining site in Khalari Block of Jharkhand. The leftover mine also promotes illegal mining resulting in Law & order situation. It also possesses threat to life as the illegal minings are fatal and sometimes lead to accidents and loss of life. Planting trees, especially native trees in those areas not only restabilizes the environment it further increases the carbon sink of that area and increases the oxygen content in air, will also help in stabilizing land, mitigate pollution and also prevent evaporation of moisture from dirt and most importantly restabilizing the local minerals of the soil in that particular area. Thus, we can say that it also helps us to fight climate change along with improving soil and watersheds and simultaneously cleaning the air and water. However, little research has been carried out and knowledge of the long-term growth of trees on landfill containment sites is rudimentary. It is proposed in this paper that with adequate planning and appropriate management regimes, successful native
tree planting and afforestation could be undertaken at relatively low cost in order to rehabilitate the areas of Khalari, Jharkhand. In the present research paper 37 Trees have been enlisted along with their Botanical Name and Family which are Native of Khalari Block and can be instrumental in Landfill Management.


Land fill containment site, Carbon Sink, Stabilizing land, Afforestation

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