Status of soil microbial biomass in reclaimed mine degraded land and non-mining areas - A review

Soil microbial biomass is the living and active part of soil organic matter, which is re-established after disturbance of the land. Study of recovery time of microbial biomass is important for the development of self-sustaining ecosystem in mine degraded land. Increase in soil microbial biomass and organic carbon contents increases the functional diversity and stability of ecosystem.