International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


Ledo Coal Mining and Its Impact on Women Livelihood

Munmi Borgohain | Dr. M. Gopal Singha


Abstract: Ledo coal mineis situated in North-eastern part of India. It is a small place situated in Tinsukia district. Its geographical area covers from27017.272? N & 95045.012' E (Tapadar, et al., 2015). A Ledo is a part of Makum coalfields, which is an opencast type of mine. Due to large excavation and production of coal in this area manylabours, and people are engaged, thus it is possible that some problem regarding human relation with coal mine will arise. Among those problem a serious problem has come into light about the women livelihood in coal mining areas. Likewise, in Ledo coal mine many women?s livelihood have been in threat. So, in this paper an effort has been made to study the impact on women livelihood in Ledo coal mining area. For this study interview of women workers in Ledo coal mine were taken. Also, some statistical methods were also applied in nearby Ledo coal mine villages to get an accurate result of the study. For preparation of maps GIS technique was used along with the study area toposheet.


Keywords: Women livelihood, Ledo coal mine, female workers


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,


Pages: 210 - 212


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