Study of Illumination and Designing an Appropriate Layout for Lighting at Various Places in an Underground Coal Mine

  • Ainaboina Sai Karthik
  • Mr. Vinay Kumar Patel


Provision of suitable work environment for the workers is essential for achieving higher production and productivity in both surface and underground mines. Poor lighting and noisy working conditions have negative effects on the workers’ morale and adversely affects their safety, health and performance. In order to assess the status of illumination and noise levels in mines, systematic illumination and noise surveys are needed to be conducted using appropriate statutory guidelines so that effective control measures can be taken up in mines. Keeping this in view, this project work was undertaken to carry out illumination and noise survey in few noncoal and coal mines of Orissa.