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Meghalaya Coal Mining: SC Order A Setback for ADCs

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.

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 lease

Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining Down to

The method of rat-hole mining involves digging pits ranging from five to 100 m2 into the ground to reach the coal seam. Thereafter, tunnels are made into the seam sideways to extract he coal. Coal seams are reached by excavating the side edge of the hill slopes and then coal

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave

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 total coal production at the time. Prior to the NGT ban, coal mining contri-buted 7-8 per cent to the state's GDP and accounted for 27 per cent of the revenue.

Meghalaya coal mine Latest News on Meghalaya

2021-1-9  Four miners die of suffocation in Megahalaya coal mine. Four miners have died of suffocation inside hazardous rat-hole coal pits in a remote mining area near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya’s South West Khasi Hills district and another was crushed in a quarry, officials said on Saturday. Oct 12, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government

Rat-hole mining involves the digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal. The horizontal tunnels are often called "rat-holes", as each just about fits one person.

Meghalaya Coal Miners Rescue Operation Live

2020-12-31  The National Green Tribunal has banned unsafe coal mining in Meghalaya since 2014 based on a petition by an NGO, which had alleged that a river in Assam had become acidic due to unregulated mining

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN

2021-1-17  The delay in the submission of the mining plan is the reason for the ban on coal extraction for now. The Bench has also given a deadline of April 16th to the state to submit a mining plan for review”, he added. Sharma further stated that the state government has been asked to not blame the NGT for its failure to reopen mining in the state.

Meghalaya: Illegal mining on, local leaders say remote

Coal workers digging for coal in a seventy feet deep rathole mine in the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal) The collapse of the coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district puts the spotlight back on the problematic practice of mining coal without necessary permissions in the state, despite a ban by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014.

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN

2021-1-17  The delay in the submission of the mining plan is the reason for the ban on coal extraction for now. The Bench has also given a deadline of April 16th to the state to submit a mining plan for review”, he added. Sharma further stated that the state government has been asked to not blame the NGT for its failure to reopen mining in the state.

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 lease

Meghalaya coal mine Latest News on Meghalaya

2021-1-9  Four miners die of suffocation in Megahalaya coal mine. Four miners have died of suffocation inside hazardous rat-hole coal pits in a remote mining area near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya’s South West Khasi Hills district and another was crushed in a quarry, officials said on Saturday. Oct 12, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

Meghalaya Coal Miners Rescue Operation Live

2020-12-31  The National Green Tribunal has banned unsafe coal mining in Meghalaya since 2014 based on a petition by an NGO, which had alleged that a river in Assam had become acidic due to unregulated mining

Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of

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.

Meghalaya trapped miners: SC The Week The

2020-11-17  Meghalaya trapped miners: SC supports NGT ban of illegal coal mining. By Rabi Banerjee January 15, 2019 17:05 IST (File) Indian Navy divers go down in the mine with a pulley during rescue operations on Monday after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district AFP.

Meghalaya govt implements SC order to ban coal

The forum alleged collusions between the state government and the illegal coal miners wherein the courts and the NGT were misled on several occasions on the total amount of extracted coal waiting to be transported. The Supreme Court has also rapped the Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining and has asked it to file an affidavit.

SC bans transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya

Read more about SC bans transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya after mine tragedy on Business Standard. The bench issued notice to the Meghalaya Government, the Centre and others seeking their response on various issues connected with coal mining in the state and posted the matter for hearing Feb 19

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap reveals chilling details, says 17, not 13, trapped in flooded quarry Sayeb Ali, a 25-year-old coal miner from Assam's Chirang district, shared how he and four others who were on the ground at the Meghalaya mine had tried to save their fellow workers stuck inside the 380-foot rat-hole mine but failed.

SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be

2019-8-7  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. Sangma, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh and MLAs from West Khasi Hills were felicitated by Ka Hima

SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be

2019-8-7  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. Sangma, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh and MLAs from West Khasi Hills were felicitated by Ka Hima

Meghalaya govt implements SC order to ban coal

The forum alleged collusions between the state government and the illegal coal miners wherein the courts and the NGT were misled on several occasions on the total amount of extracted coal waiting to be transported. The Supreme Court has also rapped the Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining and has asked it to file an affidavit.

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap reveals chilling details, says 17, not 13, trapped in flooded quarry Sayeb Ali, a 25-year-old coal miner from Assam's Chirang district, shared how he and four others who were on the ground at the Meghalaya mine had tried to save their fellow workers stuck inside the 380-foot rat-hole mine but failed.

Rat Hole Coal Mining: A Controversy Erupts in

2015-4-20  More than 5 million metric tons of coal are mined by hand every year. The environmental damage caused by this mining is spectacular: landscapes destroyed,

meghalaya miners rescue: Meghalaya mining mishap:

2021-1-21  The NGT had banned rathole mining on April 17, 2014. “People in power are involved in illegal mining,” said Mukul Sangma. He said coal mining has been going on in the state since 1978. “The Centre allowed mining, asking the state to ensure statutory laws are complied with,” he said.

Rescue Ops On, but No Update on Trapped Miners in

In 2014, the National Green Tribunal had ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, but illegal mines like this one have flourished freely due to poor enforcement of the ban.

Meghalaya miners: 15 labourers trapped in

* Mining was banned in the mineral-rich state in 2014 after local communities said it was polluting water bodies. But the practice continues with locals illegally extracting coal using dangerous

Stop posing for cameras, save trapped Meghalaya

In 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned rat-hole coal mining. (Source: Meghalaya Police) Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored the plight of miners trapped in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya.

Unscientific mining led to water crisis in Meghalaya

2021-1-20  The rivers downstream of coal mining areas and cement plants have acquired the colour blue since five years back, a phenomenon baffling even environmental scientists of the state. The Delhi-based Central Laboratory of the Central Pollution Control Board, which conducted an analysis of water samples collected from these rivers, said that the

Illegal mining: Supreme Court orders Meghalaya to

Deposit Rs 100 crore imposed as fine on you by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for failing to curb illegal mining, the Supreme Court ordered the Meghalaya government on July 3, 2019.. A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph also directed the state authorities to hand over illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited, which would auction it and deposit the funds with the state