2019-12-24· 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 in their state.
2009-01-18· 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
2019-07-16· 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.
2019-08-15· Coal-dependent industries in neighbouring Bangladesh have been badly affected in view of the ongoing ban imposed by a green tribunal on unscientific rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya
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.
2019-08-15· SHILLONG: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday hailed as "people's victory" the Supreme Court directive to lift the NGT ban on coal mining
2019-01-07· East Jaintia Hills/Shillong, Meghalaya: It's an open secret.Despite 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
Shillong: The National Green Tribunal will hold a meeting in Shillong on Monday to review its order banning coal mining in Meghalaya. Coal mining has been going on in Meghalaya since early 19th
18 rows· Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a
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
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
Coal mining in Meghalaya The Jaintia Hills, one of the seven districts of Meghalaya occupies the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 3819 Km2 which is 17.03% of the total geographical area of the state. The Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya is a major coal producing area with an estimated coal reserve of about 40 million tonnes
For example, Nagaland has its own coal policy which allows its natives to mine coal from their respective lands. Similarly, coal mining in Meghalaya was rampant till imposition of ban on coal mining by National Green Tribunal. The Nagaland Coal and Meghalaya Coal has large buyers in North India, Central India and Eastern India.
A look at the Supreme Court case on coal block allocation (WP Civil 120 of 2012) and the subsequent amendments in 2012 of the Coal Mines Nationalisation (CMN) Act and the Coal Mines Special Provisions Act 2015 as well as subsequent meetings in the Ministry of Coal indicate that the coal mining in Meghalaya is entirely illegal.
2018-12-26· 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.
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
3. Meghalaya activist claims coal mafia-police nexus. The Hindu. [click to view] 4. Coal is a big contributor of Meghalaya's economy. [click to view] 6. National Green Tribunal report dated April 17, 2014 banning rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya. [click to view] 8. Detailed report of the condition of coal mines in Meghalaya [click to view] 7.
More than 33 lakh tonnes of coal have been exported from Meghalaya to Bangladesh since the ban on rat-hole coal mining was imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in April 2014. According to information provided by the customs department to a committee constituted by the tribunal, 33,23,073
2014-05-15· 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 Virginia’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. The
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
A senior advocate of the Supreme Court named Colin Gonsalves on Friday argued before the apex court that all illegally mined coal in Meghalaya should be handed over to Coal India Limited at its depot in Guwahati.. During a hearing on a petition to lift the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, Gonsalves referred to the Kropha Committee report on the availability of coal in the state after the coal
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
2018-12-28· Meghalaya; Meghalaya: Mining ban, moving allowed, in between the tragedy; 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
2019-12-19· Activists trying to record illegal mining come under attack and are critically injured More than a year after the flooding of an illegal coal mine killed 15 miners in Meghalaya, the collective failure of all disaster management agencies in India has been almost forgotten. On December 13, 2018, 20
Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining; Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining At the time the NGT ban came into force, it is estimated that nearly six million tonnes of coal were being extracted annually from Meghalaya’s illegal mines.
Coal extraction in Meghalaya is done by primitive mining method commonly known as 'rat-hole' mining. Mining operation, undoubtedly has brought wealth and employment opportunity in the area, but
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
So-called rat-hole coal mining has resulted in environmental degradation as well as in the loss of lives of miners, most of whom are from outside the state. The National Green Tribunal has banned coal mining until safer, more environmentally sound policies and practices are in place. Critics in Meghalaya claim that the ban encroaches on the
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. Time and again many tragedies have