ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022

Species Suitable for Rehabilitation of Different Mined Areas

 

S.No
Mine Area
Suitable Plants
1.
Coal
Pithecellobium dulce, Simaruba glauca, Acacia mangium, Cassia siamea, Dalbergia sissoo, Gmelina arborea
2.
Gypsum
Prosopis cineraria, Zizyphus mauratiana
3.
Dolomite
Gmelina       arborea,     Acacia     auriculiformis,      A.                                     camplycantha,
Eucalyptus grandis, Pongamia pinnata, Dendrocalamus strictus
4.
Bentonite
Maytenus emerginata
5.
Ochre
Acacia nilotica, Butea monosperma, Euphorbia nerifolia
6.
Marble
Prosopis cineraria
7.
Limestone
Terminalia arjuna, Ziziphus mauritiana, Ailanthus excelsa,
Azadirachta indica, Butea monosperma, Madhuca latifolia
8.
 
Rock phosphate
Acacia catechu, Dalbergia sissoo, Eucalyptus hybrid
9.
Zinc tailings
Ficus hispida, Azadirachtha indica
10.
Lignite
Terminalia arjuna, Dalbergia sissoo, Bamboos
11.
Bauxite
Acacia auriculiformis„ Grevillea robusta
Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Grevellia pteridifolia, Pongamia
pinnata
12.
Iron-Ore
Delonix regia, Samanea saman, Jacaranda mimosifolia, Bombax ceiba, Leucaena leucocephala, Albizia procera
13.
Copper
Gmelina arborea, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E. grandis, E. teritirornis, Acacia lenticularis, Albizia  procera

 

Source: Singh, Sanjay. 2021. Eco rehabilitation of degraded lands. Prayagraj, Forest Research Centre for Eco-rehabilitation. 52p.