Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers Meghalaya

Dec 20 2018 · Guwahati The collapse of a coal mine trapping 14 workers in Ksan some 130 km away from Meghalaya s capital city of Shillong and the attack on RTI activist Agnes Kharshiing allegedly by coal mafia have put the spotlight on the rampant illegal coal mining in the state despite a ban by National Green Tribunal NGT in 2014 Kharshiing who is yet to recover from her injuries

SC bans transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya

The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned the transportation of extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya which has had no success in rescuing 15 miners trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine for almost a month The order was passed by a bench comprising justices A K Sikri and S A Nazeer which refused the plea of miners to allow them to transport the extracted coal at various places

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NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA

NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal NGT will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter The National Green Tribunal NGT has heard all parties on the ban and after three days will provide its set of new orders to be carried out

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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

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Dec 27 2018 · A total of 15 miners are trapped in a 370 foot deep illegal mine in the Ksan area of Lumthari village in Meghalaya since December 13 The NDRF had

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Jan 19 2019 · The ban on mining is not the solution I have however maintained that the safety of mine workers and environmental protection can never be compromised says Sangma I want the ban to be lifted but at the same time reiterate that coal mining in Meghalaya

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Jul 16 2019 · 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

Meghalaya Illegal Mining At Least 13 Trapped Labourers

Dec 16 2018 · The incident happened in Meghalaya s coal rich East Jaintia Hills area mining in this area was banned by the National Green Tribunal NGT four years ago 13 feared dead While speaking to the NDTV the district police chief Sylvester Nongtngr said that the coal mine was located close to Lytein river and it was being operated illegally

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An Economic Perspective on Coal Mining in Meghalaya NATIONAL By UNI On Aug 20 2014 Unlike elsewhere in the country coal mining in Meghalaya is a private owned economic activity generating negative externalities for which the perpetrators coal miners are not being made to pay or compensate for these costs

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Interview Agnes Kharshiing the Woman Meghalaya s Coal Mafia Tried to Silence That village Ksan where the mine collapsed on more than 13 labourers is an

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Meghalaya s Directorate of Mineral Resources would be conducting an orientation and sensitisation programme for all coal mine owners in East Jaintia Hills district toward granting of

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Meghalaya has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves Mining of coal by hand has been going on in Meghalaya for over 150 years mostly for local use Large scale illegal and indiscriminate

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The Meghalaya government has landed in hot water after a three member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal found that coal mining has been going on in the state despite a ban since 2014

The high human ecological cost of rat hole mining

Over the years indiscriminate mining of coal especially in Meghalaya has taken a toll on its ecology and put many lives at risk Mint analyses the perils of rat hole mining method

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May 14 2020 · According to Meghalaya s coal mine owners and managers the order to bring in coal to a State where thousands of coal mines were lying idle

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History In Pre partition era of British India coal from Garo hills of Meghalaya was transported and traded through East Bengal Mining offices opened in Dhaka and trade was aided by British Rail network in India In 1961 UN Pak Mineral Survey Project started surveys in then East Pakistan today Bangladesh by Geological Survey of Pakistan In 1962 the survey found 1 05 million ton of coal in

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Interview Agnes Kharshiing the Woman Meghalaya s Coal Mafia Tried to Silence That village Ksan where the mine collapsed on more than 13 labourers is an example of how wrong things are

2018 Meghalaya mining accident Wikipedia

Aug 15 2019 · The Meghalaya government on Saturday announced an interim relief of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the 15 miners trapped in an illegal rat hole coal mine

NGT Panel Meet on Coal Mining in Shillong Sentinelassam

Jul 24 2019 · A Correspondent SHILLONG The Meghalaya government on Tuesday has sought time from the NGT Committee on coal mining to make a policy decision on issues of auctioning and transportation of coal as per the direction of the Supreme Court During the NGT panel meet which was held in the city the government asked the Justice retired BP Katakey led committee to give a

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Jan 03 2019 · The haunting account of an Indian coal worker who quit days before the tragedy hit Meghalaya mine collapse What it s like to work in a rat hole mine 3 January 2019

Meghalaya Illegal Mining At Least 13 Trapped Labourers

Dec 16 2018 · 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

Meghalaya s rat hole traps The Hindu

Jan 12 2019 · As efforts are under way to reach 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal pit in Meghalaya since December 13 the tragedy puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of coal mining in the State

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA TODAY

NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal NGT will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter The National Green Tribunal NGT has heard all parties on the ban and after three days will provide its set of new orders to be carried out

NGT approved auction of 2 lakh mt of coal output in Meghalaya

Mar 13 2020 · NGT approved auction of 2 lakh mt of coal output in Meghalaya Last year Supreme Court had paved the way for operationalising of coal mining in Meghalaya under the relevant statutory framework of the Mine and Mineral Development and Regulation Act

Meghalaya government favours coal mining regulations

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

Meghalaya Mining ban moving allowed in between the

Dec 28 2018 · In Meghalaya according to government estimates total coal reserves are estimated at 576 48 million metric tonnes of which 133 13 are proved and 443 35 are inferred Said Balios Swer a politician and president of the Jaintia Coal Mine Owners and Dealers Association said We are not doing any illegal mining after the ban

Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose barred

Amidst two week extension of the nationwide lockdown the Meghalaya government has decided to allow mining activities to resume from May 4 for domesti

Meghalaya Bids Goodbye to Rat hole Mining But Systematic

Kolkata Meghalaya where coal mining started in 1894 conducted an orientation and sensitisation programme OSP for mine owners in the last week of February This followed the Supreme Court s order dated July 3 2019 to facilitate systematic safe scientific and planned utilisation of Meghalaya

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Jan 19 2019 · Ironically an RTI response from Meghalaya s Directorate of Mineral Resources DMR on February 5 2009 reveals that the state s coal mines had not been exempted from the purview of the Coal Mines Nationalisation Act 1973 as amended in 1976 and a mining lease was mandatory

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May 15 2014 · By the turn of the 21st century Meghalaya s coal production topped 5 million metric tons annually one percent of India s total coal production at the time according to the state Department of Mining and Geology

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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In Meghalaya this has additionally resulted in the displacement of the indigenous people of the state culminating in a ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal Considering that coal mining provides seven to eight percent of the state s GDP the ban has adversely impacted Meghalaya

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List of Recognized Qualified Person RQP to prepare Mining Plan under Rule 22© of MC Rule 1960 1 31 Comprehensive Plan for handing over of 32 56 715 MT of extracted coal to CIL for auction prepared jointly by the Mining and Geology Department in Govt of Meghalaya and CIL Limited 7 6

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA TODAY

Mar 25 2015 · NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal NGT will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter The National Green Tribunal NGT has heard all parties on the ban and after three days will provide its set of new orders to be carried out

Meghalaya miners rescue operation LIVE updates Indian

The Meghalaya government has said it will not call off the rescue operation to evacuate the 15 miners trapped inside a coal pit for the last 15 days in the remote Ksan mining area in East Jaintia

2018 Meghalaya mining accident Wikipedia

Dec 24 2019 · Coal mining has been reopened in the Indian state of Meghalaya but it isn t clear that government protections will improve life for workers or help

The high human ecological cost of rat hole mining

New Delhi Rescue teams are trying to trace 15 workers trapped in a rat hole mine in Meghalaya for 18 days Over the years indiscriminate mining of coal especially in the state has taken a toll

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Dec 28 2018 · 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 tonnes

Final hearing date for Meghalaya mining issue

The Supreme Court will conduct a final hearing on issues related to coal mining in Meghalaya on December 4 It deferred its order regarding pleas for allowing transportation of extracted and assessed coal There are at least five petitions before a bench of the apex court on the coal mining issue

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The state government s view on the negative environmental and social consequences of coal mining is reflected in the Meghalaya State Development Report of 2008 According to the report unscientific mining has led to contamination of water bodies and rendering of large track of

Illegal coal mining inseparable part of Meghalaya politics

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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Jan 18 2009 · 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

Meghalaya Mining Two Weeks On 15 Workers Still Trapped

Dec 28 2018 · 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

Meghalaya Mining Policy imperative – The Shillong Times

The recent demand by the Transporters Association of Jaintia Hills that Government should lift the ban on coal mining and make it a legal activity by following the Supreme Court directives on safeguarding the environment and following the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Amendment Act 2015 is a pragmatic one

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Meghalaya has an estimated coal reserve of close to 600 million tones concentrated in the Jaintia and Garo hills In 2014 the National Green Tribunal clamped a ban on rat hole mining following a

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Meghalaya suspends rat hole coal mining Rat hole coal mining The court placed much emphasis on a report of O P Singh professor of environmental studies of North Eastern Hills University of Shillong that explained the environmental concerns over rat hole mining activities in the Jaintia hills Mining activity in Jaintia hills is a small

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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

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap reveals

Dec 16 2018 · Guwahati A miner who survived the mishap that struck an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya on Thursday claimed 17 men not 13 as widely reported are stuck inside Sayeb Ali a 25 year old coal miner from Assam s Chirang district shared how he and four others who were on the ground had tried to save their fellow workers stuck inside the 380 foot rat hole mine but failed

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