IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(6): 484-489 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.180

Role of Green Issues of Mining Supply Chain on Sustainable Development

K. Muduli and A. Barve

Abstract—All the activities involved in extraction, production and distribution contribute to environmental concerns. Traditional supply chains which were only acting as links that connect organization’s inputs to its outputs have extended their operations to meet various challenges of lowering costs, ensuring timely deliveries, reducing adverse environmental impacts and waste disposal to satisfy regulators, customers and environmental advocacy societies. The economy is often given priority in policies and society and environment are neglected by the extractive industries. However these three factors are interconnected and balance between these three is essential to attain sustainable development. This study discusses the role of Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) to achieve Sustainable Development, and identified various challenges faced during greening the mining supply chains.

Index Terms—Challenges to environmental management program, Green supply chain management, Mining sector,Sustainable development.

Kamalakanta Muduli is with the School of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, 751013, Odisha, India (e-mail:kamalakanta@iitbbs.ac.in).Dr. Akhilesh Barve is with the School of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, 751015, Odisha, India (e-mail:akhilesh@iitbbs.ac.in).

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Cite: K. Muduli and A. Barve, "Role of Green Issues of Mining Supply Chain on Sustainable Development," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 484-489, 2011.

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