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Illegal, unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya caused ...

"Meghalaya has ample power and jurisdiction under the Act, 1957 and Rules, 1960 to check, control and prohibit coal mining operations in Hill Districts of State of Meghalaya," the bench clarified.

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Meghalaya rat-hole coal mines - SourceWatch

The Meghalaya "rat-hole" coal mines are a 5 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of previously unregulated hand-mined box mines in the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya state, India.

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Supreme Court Allows Coal Mining in Meghalaya

SHILLONG: The Supreme Court on Wednesday has allowed coal mining operations in Meghalaya, on the privately and community owned land subject to the permissions from the concerned authorities.

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Meghalaya government favours coal mining regulations

A coal mine in Meghalaya A file picture The Meghalaya government has maintained in the Supreme Court that it is in favour of regulating coal mining activities in the state. The state government said this in the apex court during a hearing on a petition filed by one Lber Laloo who wanted the ban on coal mining, imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) since April 2014, to be lifted.

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology

Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of valuable minerals such as coal, limestone, kaolin, clay, granite, glass-sand and uranium. The table below gives information about various mineral resources of the State. Limestone 9515 41599 3986 15100 Cement, Metallurgical and Chemical Cherrapunjee,...

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SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be seen ...

GUWAHATI: With Supreme Court revoking National Green Tribunal ban on coal mining last month, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma said the order goes way beyond coal industry or it goes beyond the mineral rights that we might have.

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How important is illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? The ...

The mining accident in Meghalaya, where 15 coal diggers are missing since December 13, has brought to the fore how inextricably important coal is to the people and lawmakers of the state. Exactly how central coal mining is in Meghalaya is clear after a look at the election affidavits of seven legislators.

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Meghalaya Mining: Two Weeks On, 15 Workers Still Trapped

In the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, where illegal coal mining has been on the rise, many have lost their lives in the life-gambling occupation. The state which is famous for rat-hole mining (a term used in coal mining because of mine's hole like size) has numerous unregulated and unmonitored coal mines.

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The rat-hole coal mines of Meghalaya - YouTube

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Jan 18, 2009 · Meghalaya, a state better known for its abundant forest wealth and natural beauty, is unfortunately also home to a highly hazardous, unregulated and unscientific form of coal mining called 'rat ...

Navy divers get inside Meghalaya coal mine; no trace yet ...

Navy divers get inside Meghalaya coal mine; no trace yet of 15 trapped A team of Indian Navy divers which entered the approximately 350 feet-deep shaft of the flooded rat-hole coal mine in ...

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2018 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election - Wikipedia

Coal mining in Jaintia Hills. The Jaintia Hills in the eastern part of the state have rich deposits of coal. The National Green Tribunal banned rat-hole mining of coal in the state in 2014. Tribal groups across Meghalaya maintain that according to the sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution, they alone have the right to the coal under the hills.

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has political backing: Report

Coal mining was a key poll issue for the opposition which used it to turn the table on Congress. The BJP, which is also a coalition partner of the Meghalaya Government led by Conrad Sangma, also promised it would solve the problem of illegal mining within 180 days. According to the report submitted to the Supreme Court, though the Meghalaya CM's family does not have any 'direct' links to the coal trade, .

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Rat-hole coal mining in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya - YouTube

Jan 26, 2013 · The rat-hole mines of Meghalaya is a barbaric practice which has taken the lives of both the young and the old and in the process polluted rivers, streams and water source of .

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The high human, ecological cost of rat-hole mining

Over the years, indiscriminate mining of coal, especially in Meghalaya, has taken a toll on its ecology and put many lives at risk. 'Mint' analyses the perils of rat-hole mining method

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India's Treacherous Coal Mines in Meghalaya - Circle of Blue

May 15, 2014 · By the 1980s many more large and deep box mines, and innumerable long tunnels, known as rat holes, formed three distinct coal mining districts — the Jaintia Hills east of Shillong, and the Garo and Khasi Hills west and south of Meghalaya's capital.

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SC asks Centre for status report on rescue operations of ...

The apex court was responding to a plea seeking immediate steps by the centre and the state government to rescue 15 miners who have been trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya.

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Curbs on coal mining fuel Meghalaya's campaign - The Hindu

"People of Meghalaya largely depend on coal but the State government under Mr. Sangma's leadership failed to let mining resume," NPP chief Conrad Sangma has said at rallies in Chokpot and ...

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Meghalaya: Mining ban, moving allowed, in between the ...

Meghalaya: Mining ban, moving allowed, in between the tragedy Since 2014 ban, NGT teams report illegal mining in Meghalaya, local officials say no way to check if coal is old or new. When the NGT ban was ordered, Meghalaya's annual coal production was nearly 6 million tonnes.

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ngt to decide the fate of coal mining in meghalaya today NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter.

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Meghalaya Coal Mine: All Men Knew Water Could Gush Into ...

Dec 20, 2018 · While four workers remained above ground, 18 workers including Sayeb Ali entered a deep coal mine in Meghalaya in the early hours of December .