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Nayak, B and Bhattacharyya, K K (2008) Coal Mining in Meghalaya - a boon or bane? In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Management in Mining and Allied Industries (EMMA-2008), November 7-8, 2008, BHU, Varanasi
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Coal Mining in Meghalaya - a boon or bane? - [email protected] Nayak, B and Bhattacharyya, K K (2008) Coal Mining in Meghalaya - a boon or bane?Due to unscientific mining methods the environment is seriously affected destroying the land, soil, forest, water and the natural heritagesRead More
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Jan 10, 2020 Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has come as a boon to cement factories and captive power plants as they allegedly did not have to pay royalty, taxes and other statutory levies, aRead More
Sep 28, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 The Meghalaya mining accident happened on 13 December 2018, when 15 miners were trapped in a mine, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. While five miners managed to escape, rescue efforts for the remaining 15 continued till 2 March 2019.The miners were trapped inside the coal mine at a depth of around 370 feet (112 meters) in Jaintia Hills districtRead More
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021 Yet, illegal extraction of coal continues in the state. Pralhad Joshi, Union Coal and Mines Minister, told Rajya Sabha in February 2021 that a total of 250 cases related to illegal coal mining had been registered in Meghalaya since March 2019. Meanwhile, the state government under fire for being lenient on illegal mining has promised actionRead More
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021 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 miningRead More
Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020 While seeking NGT’s intervention to stop illegal coal mining and action against those perpetuating the unlawful activities, Sharma reminded the green court on its order imposing a complete ban on “rat hole mining” in Meghalaya and thereafter on the basis of several recommendations of the committee constituted by it, the tribunal issued many directions to check “rat hole miningRead More
Jan 09, 2020 A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reported that the ban on illegal rat-hole mining came as a boon for cement and thermal power plants in Meghalaya as they were virtually exempted from paying royalty, taxes, and other levies payable on more than two-third of coal consumed by themRead More
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019 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 liftedRead More
Dec 07, 2020 Dec 07, 2020 Rat Hole Mining. It is a primitive and hazardous method of mining for coal, with tunnels that are only 3-4 feet in diameter (hence, rat-hole), leading to pits ranging from 5-100 sq. mt deep. It involves digging of very small tunnels in which workers, more often children, enter and extract coalRead More
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021 Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has claimed that illegal unabated coal mining is still being carried out in the state. Sangma in a letter written to the state chief secretary said that during a visit to West Jaintia Hills he found that illegal coal miningRead More