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Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years ...

Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years of Labour Exploitation The incident vindicated the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills.

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Illegal, unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya caused ...

Read more about Illegal, unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya caused environmental degradation, says SC on Business Standard. Environmental degradation by illegal and unregulated coal mining has taken place in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court held Wednesday and directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for restoration work.It

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Meghalaya's coalmines are body disposal pits too - The Hindu

Jan 20, 2019 · "The coal boom in the 1980s and 1990s led to a spurt in crimes of all hues. The dark depths of the mines, where few would dare to search, were turned into graves by criminals.

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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.

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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Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining - downtoearth

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.

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Trapped Miners: Illegal coal mining inseparable part of ...

Dec 31, 2018 · Illegal coal mining inseparable part of Meghalaya politics Political analysts said that the Congress suffered the ire of mine owners and workers following the NGT ban, although the government run by the party had appealed to the tribunal to withdraw its order.

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National Green Tribunal- Coal Mining in Meghalaya

May 17, 2015 · The truth about Coal mining in Meghalaya Sixth Schedule: Paragraph 9 of the Sixth Schedule explicitly mentions the need for Lease, Licences or Leases for the purpose of prospecting for, or extraction of, minerals. Land Tenure System of the state: The land ownership pattern is only for surface rights and not mineral. Exempted from ...

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SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 cr fine for illegal ...

SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 cr fine for illegal coal mining The bench allowed the mining operation to go on in the state on the privately and community owned land subject to the permissions from the concerned authorities.

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Congress demands legalising coal mining in Meghalaya ...

Congress demands legalising coal mining in Meghalaya The demand comes following the coal mine disaster in Meghalaya in which 15 people are still trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine at Lumthari village in East Jaintia Hills district since December 13.

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Mining in India's Northeast - Challenges and Opportunities ...

Though the hugely lucrative coal mining industry has been banned since April 2014, the Government of Meghalaya has given 16 leases to mine limestone reserves in the state. 68 percent of the limestone mined is used by cement industries and the remaining 32 percent by lime manufacturers.

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Meghalaya coal mine News - Latest meghalaya coal mine News ...

Navy has deployed 5 remotely-operated vehicles to rescue trapped miners: Meghalaya to SC coal Day 25 of Meghalaya mine mishap: Rescue operations hit fresh roadblock

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Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology

18 rows · Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number .

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    Limestone9515415993986
    Coal133.13-443.35
    Granite24.0-26.0
    Kaolin3.201.940.10
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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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Meghalaya coal miners: Rescue operation enters 4th week ...

Jan 07, 2019 · Meghalaya coal miners: Rescue operation enters 4th week, 15 people remain untraced The rescue work was stalled on Sunday (January 6) as the two high-powered pumps that are being used to pump out water from the mines developed technical snags and could not be used through the day.

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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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National Green Tribunal- Coal Mining in Meghalaya

May 17, 2015 · The truth about Coal mining in Meghalaya Sixth Schedule: Paragraph 9 of the Sixth Schedule explicitly mentions the need for Lease, Licences or Leases for the purpose of prospecting for, or extraction of, minerals. Land Tenure System of the state: The land ownership pattern is only for surface rights and not mineral. Exempted from ...

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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 authorities. Background

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Inside Meghalaya's coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of ...

On December 13, an illegal coal mine in Saipung area of Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district collapsed and got flooded from the adjacent Lytein river which trapped at least 15 workers who are feared dead now. The rescue operations were temporarily halted Monday as the water pumps proved ineffective in bringing down the water level.

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Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Centre tells Supreme Court it ...

Jan 21, 2019 · Indian Navy personnel come out of a coal mine during a rescue operation in Ksan, in Meghalaya on December 31, 2018. | Photo Credit: Reuters

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