Geo-Environment of Gujarat

  • Title : Geo-Environment of Gujarat
  • Author : Bushan Kaul
  • ISBN 13 : 9789385462450
  • Year : 2016
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This book is a humble attempt to provide a birds eye view of Geo-environment of Gujarat. It also provides information about environmental geology and its significance, required for co-ordination between environmental geologists and planners, designers, executers and engineers; as that can help avoid a mismatch between geomorphology and land use, so as to achieve safe environment and sustainable development for the people. The book covers summarized case studies divided into three parts, covering various aspects of geo-environment. The first part reflects a broad but crisp account of geo-environment of Gujarat; whereas the second covers limited case studies regarding district appraisal, dealing with preparation of various thematic maps including hazard and land suitability?capability map, that helps build cities with safe environment and free from vagaries of nature or negative anthropogenic activity. Third section deals with site specific or problem specific concerns, particularly of some case studies of lignite mining, its hazards, possible mitigation measures along with some socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects of the area This section also deals with the problem of earthquakes in Gujarat in general and 26th Jan.2001 Bhuj earthquake in particular. Contents: Preface, Part?I, 1. Introduction 2. Natural Resources 3. Groundwater 4. Mining & Other Pollutions 5. Earthquakes & Neotectonics 6. Dinosaurs Part?II: District Appraisal 7. Mehsana District 8. Ahmedabad District 9. Jamnagar District Part?Ill: Site Specific/Problem Specific 10. Lignite Mining in Rajpardi-Nani Naroli Mines in Bharuch & Surat Districts 11. Lignite-Mining in Panandro-Matanomad area Kachchh District 12. Natural Hazard ? Bhuj Earthquake, References, International Stratigraphic Chart, Geo Environment Scheme, EIA Scheme