Stone Quarrying and Livelihood Transformation in Peri ...

Keywords: Stone Quarrying, Livelihood transformation, Sustainability, Peri-urban, Buoho 1. Introduction Agriculture and mineral extraction are seen as playing a critical role in rural livelihood improvement thereby helping to alleviate rural poverty. Even though agriculture remains the key strategy for rural poverty reduction,

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2014-1-1 · Stone quarrying is one of the key extractive economic activities in the Ashanti Region, supplying the bulk of stone of varying aggregates to the construction industry within the region and beyond.

research about environmental impacts of stone quarrying

Environmental and social impacts of stone quarrying-a . The major environmental and socio-economic problems related to quarrying revealed during this study include, landscape alteration, hill cutting affecting local biodiversity, generation of unproductive wastelands, dust pollution, noise pollution, illegal stone.

Environmental concerns and responses in small-scale …

In Kenya the artisanal stone quarrying industry has grown rapidly in recent years, employing many, but also having adverse effects upon the environment in terms of the low recovery rate of usable stone, hence large amounts of waste, and the lack of rehabilitation of quarries after use.

quarrying | Infoplease

2021-11-24 · quarrying, open, or surface, excavation of rock used for various purposes, including construction, ornamentation, road building, and as an industrial raw material. Rock that has been quarried is commonly called stone. Quarrying methods depend chiefly on the desired size and shape of the stone and its physical characteristics.

Environmental concerns and responses in small-scale …

In Kenya the artisanal stone quarrying industry has grown rapidly in recent years, employing many, but also having adverse effects upon the environment in terms …

Economies and Strategies of the Northern Rural Poor: the ...

Such work, quarrying, stone-breaking and road-mending was also undertaken as part of the township''s Common Day Works, a communal strategy for offsetting the cost to the ratepayer of subcontracting their obligation to maintain the …

Women as marginal workers in informal mining and …

general, stone quarrying has more marginal workers than for any other mineral, and has a high representation of women. However, as can be seen from Table 1, salt extraction has

The immediate impact of the associated COVID-19''s …

2021-8-1 · Also, the lockdown of stone quarrying in India caused a decrease in the land surface temperature by 3–5 °C and in the noise level <65dBA (Mandal and Pal 2020). It was also indicated that the business and industrial wastes are significantly decreased in most countries due to the lockdown orders (Van Fan et al., 2020).

Child Labor in the Global Economy

2017-2-28 · broad approach, often identifying certain occupations such as prostitution, stone quarrying and rag picking as "hazardous" or "exploitive" and monitoring them separately.1 Article 4 of International Labor Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labor establishes this precedent by encouraging countries to decide for

Small-Scale Stone Quarrying: Its Contribution to People ...

Stone quarrying is one of the key extractive economic activities in the Ashanti Region, supplying the bulk of stone of varying aggregates to the construction industry within the region and beyond.

(PDF) Granite Stone Quarrying: Determinants of Employee ...

The proportion of income obtained from granite. stone quarry jobs is presented in Fig. 2 above. It is seen that. most (32.9%) of the workers earn between 26 to 50% of their. house hold ...

[PDF] Environmental and Socio-economic Impact …

The study aimed at assessing the environmental and socio-economic impact of stone quarrying in Tororo district. To achieve this, we used questionnaires, interviews and focused group discussions, where the information obtained was confirmed by field observations. The data was analysed using simple descriptive statistics like percentages, tables and graphs.

Journal of Global Resources January 2021 Biannual ...

2021-1-15 · stone quarrying activity whose age is above 60. The use of simple tools to extract hard rock material from river bed makes stone quarrying a strenuous activity. Gender Composition From the interviewed families and respondent''s data shows that stone quarrying activities involved mostly men who comprised 65 percent while the women were 35 percent.

Survey of informal stone crushing sub-sector and its ...

2019-12-1 · The study is set to explore the livelihood outcomes realized by the stone crushers and local community arising from informal stone quarrying activities and its implication on poverty reduction. The study used primary data collected from 402 stone crushers in five crushing sites across the state through multistage random sampling technique.

Testing methodologies to support informal economy …

2015-1-1 · The project aims to contribute to address the drivers of poverty and vulnerability through the primary avenue in the ILO''s mandate for promoting collective voice: through self-organization. ... with focus on quarrying in …

An Impact of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana …

2019-2-9 · ABSTRACT: Poverty in India is a serious problem for which many poverty eradication programs have been run by the government time to time. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMSGY) is one of them which are ... quarrying and cursing of stones. Table 2: Impacts of the PMGSY road on income and employment Impact on No. of Respondent ''Yes ...

Effects of Quarry Activities on some Selected Communities ...

2014-6-19 · Some of the stones extracted are sandstone, limestone, perlite, marble, ironstone, slate, granite, rock salt and phosphate rock. The suitability of the stone for quarrying depends on its quality, the possibility of cheap and ready …

WOMEN INVOLVEMENT IN STONE QUARRYING …

2020-12-1 · The debate as to whether women provide a bulk of unpaid care and domestic work is not in doubt but the fact that they contribute largely to informal economy is underreported. Mining activities help to generate fund for those involved in it especially now that an almost permanent increase in poverty has compelled people to seek alternative liveihoods.

Quarrying and its effect on vegetation cover for a ...

2017-7-25 · Quarrying is the process of extracting useful economic resources from the earth''s crust. It is an activity where stones are excavated for the purpose of being employed in the construction of roads, dams and buildings (Ojos Negros Research Group 2008).They are mostly sand, gravel, dimension stone, riprap and crushed rock.

Influences of limestone stone quarries on groundwater …

2021-12-12 · Article History: Received 15 June 2018 Revised 26 August 2018 Accepted 10 September 2018 Keywords: Ground water Limestone quarries Physico-chemical parameters Rocks ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION The process of getting useful stone from a quarry is known as quarrying. The methods and equipment used in quarry depend on the purpose for which …

AN ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF …

2021-6-28 · result of the high stone quarrying and its impacts on the environment by able investors and as research indicates 4 out of every 5 Kenyans live in rural areas and this may clearly imply that most of the rural folk live in high poverty levels.

among manual stone-quarrying workers

2009-5-11 · to poverty or lack of social welfare etc. This study is indicative and can be extrapolated to pockets of other stone-quarrying communities in Nigeria. There is a need for further studies of occupational exposure to dust, especially in developing countries.

Searching and Cracking: Stone Quarrying, Livelihood and ...

Stone quarrying is a form of land use method concerned with the extraction of non-fuel and non-metal minerals from rocks. Using the qualitative model, the paper interrogates the impact of stone quarrying on the livelihoods of the workers and provides critical insights into the effects of stone quarrying on the environment.

Reclaiming the neglected minerals of development ...

2020-4-1 · Quarrying of Development Minerals contributed US$1.7 M to the exchequer in 2015. Compressed clay bricks account for 48.7% of all housing units, with fired bricks a further 26.5%. According to 2016 estimates, the deficit in housing units for Zambia stands at 1.5 million and is expected to grow to 4 million by 2030.

Contextualizing the effects of stone quarrying: insights ...

2019-9-17 · Resource availability and extraction seem to present a paradox to most countries in the global south. It appears to be a curse rather than a blessing. Using the resource curse theory as a philosophical lens, this study qualitatively analysed the effects of the stone quarrying industry in the Wenchi municipality of Ghana. Using the case study approach, information was …

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