Partnerships in mining subsidence management for Indian coal mines (2AIC grants 2016)

3 November 2016

Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation
Country location: India, Australia
Grantee: Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology


Project Description

Australia and India are major coal producing countries operating underground mining using the longwall mining method. One of the negative impacts of underground coal extraction is the subsidence effects on the ground surface. The ability to reliably predict the consequent subsidence effect at ground level is vital for mine planning and operation.
RMIT University has developed a state-of-the-art technology that will allow accurate subsidence prediction for various mining situations including multi-seam extractions of coal deposits.

The project will involve cooperation between RMIT University and well-established Indian mining researchers with the potential of research on mining subsidence data exchange and subsidence system calibration. Successful execution of this project will enhance the capability of the Indian mining industry in subsidence analysis and management, thus increasing industry productivity and reducing the negative impact on the environment..

Key dates

  • Meeting with partners, , 01 May 2017 to 01 August 2017

Australia-India Council grant offer: $30,000.00

Total project value: $45,000.00

Last Updated: 3 November 2016