Following on from the work in Pandalgudi, mine restoration plans have been developed for two Ramco mines in Ariyalur. The conditions are very different from Pandalgudi, as the mines are a wide open area rather than the deep trench. The work has large potential because in Ariyalur there are 7 cement companies active and over 20 mine sites.

The aim is to encourage nature-positive restoration in all the mining areas. Additionally, as an extension of the work, a Mine Restoration Manual – “From Extraction to Recovery – A holistic blueprint for mine restoration design, planning and implementation” – has been developed to guide the process in other mining areas around the state and country at large.