Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government failed the ,
Dec 26, 2018· Fifteen miners are trapped in an illegal "rat-hole" mine in Meghalaya, and their families have given up hope that they'll be rescued alive The unscientific mining of coal using small horizontal holes along the coal seams has been banned by the National Green Tribunal since 2014
Acting on the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Meghalaya government last week suspended rat-hole mining and transportation of coal in the entire state The announcement came formally through a press statement by Y Tsering, state principal secretary for mining and geology The .
↑ Rat-Hole Coal Mining Ban in Meghalaya Hits Bangladesh, NDTV, 13 Jan 2015 ↑ Bikash Singh, Opposition grows on National Green Tribunal's rat hole mining ban in Meghalaya, Economic Times, 3 May 2014 ↑ Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Indefinite strike in Meghalaya from Tuesday against NGT’s coal mining ban, Indian Express, 22 Sept 2014
2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine ,
Jan 07, 2019· Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an official said on Sunday
Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap?
East Jaintia Hills/Shillong, Meghalaya: It's an open secretDespite the imposition of a blanket ban on unscientific methods of coal mining in Meghalaya in 2014, illegal rat-hole mining continues to take place in the state and right under the nose of the government machinery, putting lives at risk every day
India's Treacherous Coal Mines in Meghalaya - Circle of Blue
May 15, 2014· Coal Mining Claims Another Region Like the incredible ecological ruin that is occurring in many of the world’s other fossil energy development regions — West ia’s mountaintop removal strip mines, the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, and Nigeria’s polluted coastal oil drilling region — coal mines are laying waste to Meghalaya
Coincidentally, caves are adjacent to huge reserves of coal and limestone The Meghalaya Pollution Control Board says it is studying the effects of coal mines on the environment and the cav "Once the mining policy comes into effect, every coal miner will be required to treat the mine water," says D Hooroo, member secretary of the board
May 06, 2013· Coal mining has a long history in the state of Meghalaya; the first coalmines were opened over 30 years ago Today, Meghalaya is one of the largest coal producing states in India, and the largest in the north-east region According to the Department of mining & Geology of the Govt of Meghalaya, there,
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 .
Meghalaya Coal Mining: SC Order A Setback for ADCs and ,
Jul 16, 2019· Shillong: The Supreme Court judgment on July 3, 2019, by Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph, on Meghalaya rat-hole coal mining is an unparalleled indictment of the claim of the tribes of Meghalaya - as represented by the Autonomous District Councils (ADC) - that they have unrestrained rights to exploit their lands, including for mining coal
Illegal Coal Mining in Meghalaya: SC directs State Govt to ,
Jul 04, 2019· The apex court had earlier refused to allow miners to transport extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya Allowed Sites: SC bench has allowed mining operation to go on in Hills districts of Meghalaya on either privately or community owned land, but it is subjected to lease or required permissions from concerned authoriti Background
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 countless villages .
Meghalaya government favours coal mining regulations
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 .
Aug 06, 2019· Staff Correspondent SHILLONG: The Ministry of Coal has started the process of auction of 27 coal mines and allotment of 15 coal mines in Meghalaya to Central PSUs and State PSUs The government is auctioning 21 coal mines for ‘End-Use Non-Regulated Sector’ and 6 coking coal mines for ‘End Use Iron & Steel’ In case of allotment, 5 coal mines are for the power sector, 9 for sale of .
Congress rule abetted illegal mining in Meghalaya, reveals ,
Guwahati: Fifteen coal miners are still trapped in Meghalaya and are yet to be rescued from the East Jaintia Hills A citizens’ report prepared by a group of 22 activists revealed that the Meghalaya government was complicit in helping the miners extract and transport coal
NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA ,
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 “The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has heard all .
Jan 12, 2019· As efforts are under way to reach 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal pit in Meghalaya since December 13, the tragedy puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of coal mining in the State .
Meghalaya Coal Mine News: Latest News and Updates on ,
Jul 20, 2019· Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya Mine Was Disaster From Day One The coal mine in Meghalayaâ€™s East Jaintia Hills, where 14 workers are trapped since a week, has put the spotlight on rampant illegal coal mining in the state, despite a ban by National Green Tribunal in 2014
Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya: SC directs govt to ,
The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on it by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand .
Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya ,
Dec 20, 2018· Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya Mine Was Disaster From Day One The coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, where 14 workers are trapped since a week, has put the spotlight on rampant illegal coal mining in the state, despite a ban by National Green Tribunal in 2014