Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.11, Issue 2, 2005; Page No.(245-247)

IMPACT OF QUARRYING ON ENVIRONMENT A CASE STUDY IN BANGALORE DISTRICTL ARNATAKA, INDIA

D. Paramesha Naik, Ushamalini and R.K. Somashekar

Abstract

The industrial revolution brought the comforts to the mankind in abundance but at the same time brought with it miseries and discomforts as well. The alarming increase in industrialization, urbanization and population has increased the need of various commodities in large quantity. Stone quarrying is basically a labour intensive small scale industry which involves various activities like flame torching, blasting, drilling, crushing etc. But due to unscientific activity the environmental damage has become a growing concern to people in general and to environmentalists in particular.

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