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Supreme Court Allows Coal Mining in Meghalaya

 · A Correspondent. 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. The Supreme Court said, "We clarify that in event mining operations are undertaken in privately owned/community owned land in Hills Districts of Meghalaya in accordance with mining …

Another year, another mining tragedy — why Meghalaya''s ...

 · India; Governance; Another year, another mining tragedy — why Meghalaya''s ''rat holes'' won''t stop killing Two years after 15 miners were killed at an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, six others lost their lives in another accident at another mine in January.

Ending Meghalaya''s ''Deadly Occupation'': India''s National ...

Ending Meghalaya''s "Deadly Occupation": India''s National Green Tribunal''s Ban on Rat-Hole Mining By Baniateilang Majaw* Abstract: The North-Eastern Indian state of Meghalaya seems to have operated like an independent country when it comes to coal mining. Reckless, unscientific and deeply harmful coal mining has recently caused havoc to the ...

Social activists urge Supreme Court to ban coal mining in ...

The 379-page report, entitled ''Curse of unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya Volume 2'', was released on Sunday by Angela Rangad, Agnes Kharshiing, Michael Syiem and Amita Sangma, among others.

In Meghalaya, the Lukha River''s Brilliant Blue Masks a ...

 · This period correlates with the expansion of mining and other industries across 77.94 square kilometers of community forest in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) between 1994 and 2014, according to a Telegraph report — part of a larger trend across all of India. Coal mining is banned in Meghalaya, on paper at least, though ...

Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining ...

 · Even though the government of Meghalaya has initiated the process of coal mining in a legalised manner after an order from the Supreme Court of India …

Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred ...

 · Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred export. Amidst two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown, the Meghalaya government has decided to allow mining activities to resume from May 4 for domestic purpose and barred the export outside the …

Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave

 · According to government estimates, Meghalaya, which makes up just 0.68 per cent of India''s total area and accounts for 0.24 per cent of its population, has 576.48 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal. The coal mining boom in the state has seen annual production rise from 39,000 tonnes in 1979 to 5 million tonnes in 2014-1 per cent of India''s ...

Two more die at illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya, India

 · Two people have died at an illegal rat-hole coal mine in the Indian state of Meghalaya, just days after another illegal coal mine collapsed in the state, trapping 15 miners. The latest accident occurred at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, around 5km from the headquarters of East Jaintia Hills district.

India disaster exposes lack of enforcement against deadly ...

 · At least 15 people were trapped when an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya state flooded on Dec. 13. ... have led to India imposing bans on the mining of coal…

Meghalaya Coal Mining: Latest News, Photos, Videos on ...

 · Find Meghalaya Coal Mining Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Meghalaya Coal Mining and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV . Explore more on Meghalaya Coal Mining.

Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining ...

Even though the government of Meghalaya has initiated the process of coal mining in a legalised manner after an order from the Supreme Court of India almost two years ago, the recent case of five miners getting trapped in a rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills district is indicative of the fact that the state has a long way to go before it can end illegal coal mining.

Meghalaya: NGT committee approves auction of 2 lakh MT of coal

 · Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday informed that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committee has approved on a pilot basis auction of 2 lakh metric tons (MT) of coal out of the 32 lakh MT.. The break-up of the auction from different districts of the state are: East Jaintia Hills — 75,000 MT, West Khasi Hills — 50,000 MT, South West Khasi Hills — 25,000 MT …

NGT retains ban on mining in Meghalaya

 · NGT retains ban on mining in Meghalaya. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) refused to lift the interim ban on mining in Meghalaya in a hearing on March 25. On April 17 last year, it had issued an interim order to stop rat-hole coal mining across Meghalaya. It had also warned against illegal transportation of the mineral.

Coal mine accident proves illegal mining continues ...

 · SHILLONG: The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya on Saturday said that the coal mine accident in East Jaintia Hills district proves that illegal mining continues unabated in the state.

Victory for Conrad Sangma government, SC allows coal ...

 · GUWAHATI: Seen as a victory of Meghalaya government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an order allowing coal mining operation in the state but subject to compliance with provisions of Mines ...

Coal India loses mining rights in Meghalaya

 · Coal India''s withdrawal from Meghalaya will take some time. The company had built an airstrip, office building, guest house, staff quarters, hospitals and a stadium in Meghalaya, over 7.32 hectares. Additionally, Coal India had paid Rs 79 lakh as rent to the Meghalaya government for holding the mining lease although it could not extract any coal.

India: Meghalaya''s coal district marred by illegal mining ...

 · India: Meghalaya''s coal district marred by illegal mining, unsafe working conditions, and attacks against human rights defenders On 8 November 2018, a prominent women''s rights and environmental activist, Agnes Kharshiing, and her aides, Amita Sangma and Emiki Kurbah, were attacked by a group of 30-40 people in the East Jaintia hills, a coal ...

coal: Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain ...

 · Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers rescue efforts. Heavy rainfall on Tuesday hampered operations to rescue at least five miners trapped for two days deep inside an illegal rat-hole coal pit in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district, officials said. PTI; …

Where coal is mined via ''rat-holes'' | Explained News,The ...

 · The coal seam in hills of Meghalaya is very thin, less than 2 m in most cases," he said. In the other type of rat-hole mining, called box-cutting, a rectangular opening is made, varying from 10 to 100 sq m, and through that is dug a vertical pit, 100 to 400 feet deep. Once the coal seam is found, rat-hole-sized tunnels are dug horizontally ...

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya''s killer ''rat holes ...

 · Meghalaya has total coal reserves of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by individuals and communities. As a result, the water sources of many rivers, especially in the Jaintia Hills district, have turned acidic. A majority of the mines are privately owned, and illegal coal mining is rampant.

Meghalaya disaster exposes lack of enforcement against ...

 · At least 15 people were trapped when an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya flooded on Dec. 13. Rescue efforts continue, although relatives said this week they had lost …

Meghalaya Govt. Looks To Regulate Coal Mining In The Sate

 · The Meghalaya Government is looking to streamline coal mining operations in the state. This comes in the wake of the recent mining tragedy. Incidentally, this is not the first time workers have ...

Coal Mining Has Been Reopened in India''s Meghalaya, but ...

 · Coal miners in the mineral-rich northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya have something to celebrate. Over the summer, the Supreme Court of India passed an order to reopen mining …

Meghalaya: Scourge of Illegal Coal Mining Persists Despite ...

New Delhi: Illegal coal mining operations allegedly continue to prosper in Meghalaya despite a ban imposed upon its extraction in the state seven years ago. On January 21, six persons were killed in an accident at an underground mining pit in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, thereby bringing back the focus to allegations of rampant ...

Meghalaya Coal Mining: Latest News, Photos, Videos on ...

 · Meghalaya Chief Minister Praises Supreme Court Verdict On Coal Mining. India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 15, 2019 . Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday praised ...

Meghalaya digs in, to regularise coal mining

 · The Meghalaya government has finally decided to institutionalise and regulate coal mining activities in the state in view of the land degradation and …

Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in ...

Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in Meghalaya, India. Land in Meghalaya, India, was traditionally agricultural land, owned by the community. With increasing privatization and rising commercial value of land for non-agricultural use, many owners have sold the land for mining operations. So-called rat-hole coal mining has resulted ...

New Uranium Mining Projects

India''s Forest and Environment Ministry has given clearance to the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) to start uranium mining in Meghalaya, a mountainous and ecologically fragile province in north-east India. UCIL has earmarked an investment of $229-million to develop the uranium reserves in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya: Auction of extracted coal will take four months

 · The remaining extracted coal has to be auctioned and the Meghalaya government should hand over to the Coal India Limited (CIL) as directed by the Supreme Court. The apex court in its judgment delivered on July 3 lifted the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya which was imposed by the National Green Tribunal since April 17, 2014.

Search for Meghalaya miners'' bodies has become an ...

 · Ryngksan, East Jaintia Hills: In this part of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, the dwindling of hope looks like rice cooked on a slow simmering flame — tea waiting to come to a boil, lunch served at half-past noon and uniforms drying on a clothesline. At the Ksan coal quarry, where 15 men were submerged alive when an illegal ''rat-hole'' mine was flooded nearly two months ago, over 100 ...

People living near mining activities at ...

 · A recent exploratory study to determine the health and livelihood conditions of coal workers in the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya where rat hole mining is prominent finds respiratory problems as the most prevalent disease. As many as 511 members were surveyed, out of which 266 respondents were coal labourers (coal digger, cutter, cart ...

SC sets terms for Meghalaya mining

 · The Supreme Court has set aside the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) since April 2014, but ruled that the state would have to enforce mining laws. The apex court, in a 203-page judgment on Wednesday, made a slew of observations and issued directions to the state.

Meghalaya: 5 trapped in Umpleng coal mine for 14 days ...

 · The Indian Navy joined the ongoing efforts to rescue five persons who have been trapped in a Meghalaya mine for 14 days. According to reports, the flooded mine where the people are trapped is illegal. In addition, the water level in the mine that is located in Umpleng in East Jaintia Hills district was decreasing for the past few days due to ...

Meghalaya mining News and Updates from The Economic Times ...

 · Lafarge mining site in Meghalaya lies in forest area: Govt. 11 Feb, 2011, 08.14 PM IST. The Centre today told the Supreme Court that French cement company Lafarge''s mining site in Khasi hill of Meghalaya was a forest land and environment clearance …