Assessment of social, environmental and economic development of coal-mining regions of Eastern Siberia and the Far East

Читать на русскоя языкеA.S. Kocheshnov
National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Moscow, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №1 / 2023 р. 112-119

Abstract: Availability of infrastructure is currently one of the main prerequisites for the social and economic development of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the country as a whole. The development and upgrading of supporting infrastructure, including construction of railroads, coal port terminals, etc., will ensure the transit of exported mining products to the East. A methodological approach is proposed to assess sustainability of social, environmental and economic development of coal-producing territories in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, where new coal mining centres are emerging and the supporting infrastructure is developed. Based on the proposed system of individual and aggregated development indicators and the Rosstat data for 2020, the corresponding calculations and ranking of these territories have been made. The leading coal-mining regions in terms of social, environmental and economic development (the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)) and the outsider regions (the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Tyva Republic) have been identified. The expediency of assessing the effectiveness of investment projects for the development of supporting infrastructure is proved using economic and mathematical modelling and taking into account the criteria characterizing social, environmental and economic development of a coal-mining territory.

Keywords: sustainability of regional social and economic development, coal industry, coal-mining territory, coal-mining centre, taxonomy, indicator

For citation: Kocheshnov A.S. Assessment of social, environmental and economic development of coal-mining regions of Eastern Siberia and the Far East. Russian Mining Industry. 2023;(2):112–119.

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Received: 11.02.2023

Revised: 27.03.2023

Accepted: 29.03.2023

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Andrey S. Kocheshnov – PhD Applicant at the Centre for Strategic Management and Commodity Markets Conditions, National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Moscow, Russian Federation; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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