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12-member NGT panel to curb unscientific coal mining The

Mar 17, 2021 SHILLONG, March 16: The state government will now utilise the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) to control unscientific coal mining under the supervision of an oversight committee of 12 members formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

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Meghalaya mining ban

Mar 18, 2021 After nearly eight years, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of the proceedings relating to the ban on unscientific and unregulated mining in Meghalaya. The NGT’s observations that include a number of recommendations including those for restoration of the natural environment are a scathing indictment on the State

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Mined coal to be auctioned soon The Shillong Times

Feb 02, 2021 The NGT had on April 17, 2014, banned coal mining in Meghalaya after the Assam-based All Dimasa Students’ Union and Dima Hasao District Committee filed a petition, stating that acidic discharge from unscientific coal mines of Meghalaya was polluting Kopili River downstream. Get real time updates directly on your device, subscribe now.

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Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred

May 02, 2020 The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal.The horizontal tunnels are often termed "rat-holes

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CAG terms Meghalaya coal mining 'unscientific' Telegraph

Shillong, June 16: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) which observed that “unscientific” coal mining in Meghalaya can never be allowed keeping the ecology in mind, has found an echo. Now, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) report has come up with an observation that Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) from “unscientific mining” has damaged the environment.

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Meghalaya’s black holes: Unregulated rat-hole coal mines

Nov 29, 2018 India’s National Green Tribunal in 2014 banned rat hole mining of coal and its transportation over concerns for the environment and labour conditions in the tribal-majority state of Meghalaya. Rat hole mining of coal is an unscientific practice to extract coal

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No coal mines in WGH: Ram Singh The Shillong Times

Feb 11, 2021 TURA, Feb 10: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday declared that there are no coal mines in the district and assured that if any abandoned or inactive coal mines are detected, due restoration activities would be provided so that there is no threat of natural calamities later on.

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Rat hole mining in Meghalaya mastaine

Aug 13, 2020 The method of rat hole mining has been classified unscientific and unsafe method of mining practice in Meghalaya. The huge deposits of coal and limestone in the state and the unscientific and unsafe method of mining in the Jaintia Hills and other parts of the region has been widely criticised by various environmentalist, activists for not only damaging the ecology but also for

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the coal mines of meghalaya about meghalaya

unscientific coal mining in meghalaya a-ztreefelling.co.za. GUWAHATI; Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma discussed with Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal way forward for operationalisation of coal mining. Sangma along with other ministers met Goyal in New Delhi. Officials from the Ministry of Coal were also present in the meeting.

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unscientific coal mining in meghalaya

Meghalaya State Climate Change Action Plan2.92 Мб. The major issue with coal mining in Meghalaya is the unscientific way it is carried out, the absence of

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NGT concludes proceedings on Meghalaya mining ban

Mar 17, 2021 Coal mining was banned in Meghalaya by the NGT on April 17, 2014. Several committees were set up by the Tribunal to oversee that illegal mining does not take place and also recommend ways to restore the damaged environment in the coal mining areas. The order laid the onus to prevent “unscientific and unregulated mining, restoring the

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Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred

The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal.The horizontal tunnels are often termed "rat-holes

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CAG terms Meghalaya coal mining 'unscientific' Telegraph

Shillong, June 16: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) which observed that “unscientific” coal mining in Meghalaya can never be allowed keeping the ecology in mind, has found an echo. Now, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) report has come up with an observation that Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) from “unscientific mining” has damaged the environment.

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Rat hole mining in Meghalaya mastaine

Aug 13, 2020 The method of rat hole mining has been classified unscientific and unsafe method of mining practice in Meghalaya. The huge deposits of coal and limestone in the state and the unscientific and unsafe method of mining in the Jaintia Hills and other parts of the region has been widely criticised by various environmentalist, activists for not only damaging the ecology but also for

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the coal mines of meghalaya about meghalaya

unscientific coal mining in meghalaya a-ztreefelling.co.za. GUWAHATI; Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma discussed with Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal way forward for operationalisation of coal mining. Sangma along with other ministers met Goyal in New Delhi. Officials from the Ministry of Coal were also present in the meeting.

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Dark places The Indian Express

Dec 28, 2018 Meghalaya has, however, been an outlier to this process. Extraction of coal in the state is governed by the Mines and Minerals Policy of 2012, which was found wanting on safety provisions by the NGT. After the East Jaintia Hills tragedy, Meghalaya’s chief minister, Conrad Sangma, has acknowledged the existence of unscientific mining in the state.

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Coal mining has turned Meghalaya’s rivers acidic. Can

Apr 28, 2019 In 2011, two Shillong-based scientists reported the existence of Microspora quadrata, an alga that grew luxuriantly in the “streams affected by acid mine drainage caused by unscientific coal

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‘Firms gain from illegal coal mining in Meghalaya’ The Hindu

Jan 10, 2020 The NGT had banned unscientific and unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya in 2014 though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time.

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Unscientific mining affecting Meghalaya environment

Oct 22, 2008 By IANS,Shillong : Random mining carried out in an unscientific manner in Meghalaya has led to severe degradation of the environment there, according to a new study.'Considerable portions of the state's Jaintia Hills, which have over 46 percent forest cover, have been turned into degraded land due to extensive mining,' said the report of the study carried out by the New Delhi-based Centre for

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Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap?

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 the government machinery, putting lives at risk every day.

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Unscientific mining led to water crisis in Meghalaya

Feb 24, 2012 Shillong: The mineral-rich Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya faces an acute drinking water crisis as water from its major rivers has been declared `unfit` for human consumption due to high level of acidity caused by unscientific mining. The rivers downstream of coal mining areas and cement plants have acquired the colour blue since five years

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Inside Meghalaya’s Coal Country

Oct 31, 2019 On 3 July, the Supreme Court allowed legal coal mining to take place in the north eastern state of Meghalaya. In 2014, the National Green Tribunal, a judicial body dealing with environmental issues, had banned rat-hole mining in the state, terming it “illegal” and “unscientific.”

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Another year, another mining tragedy — why Meghalaya’s

Under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, miners are supposed to register themselves and follow certain standards, but illegal mining is said to be rampant in Meghalaya, primarily through the precarious rat-hole mines, which require labourers to plumb depths of up to 400-500 feet — over twice the height of the Qutub Minar in Delhi — in search for coal.

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Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred

The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal

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Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap?

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 the

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THE MEGHALAYA COAL MINING CASE- AN OVERVIEW

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

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Unscientific mining led to water crisis in Meghalaya

The mineral-rich Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya faces an acute drinking water crisis as water from its major rivers has been declared ‘unfit’ for human consumption due to high level of acidity caused by unscientific mining. The rivers downstream of coal mining areas and cement plants have acquired the colour blue since five years back

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‘Firms gain from illegal coal mining in Meghalaya’ The Hindu

Jan 10, 2020 The NGT had banned unscientific and unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya in 2014 though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time.

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NGT ban on rat-hole mining in Meghalaya to continue

Jun 11, 2014 Unscientific mining Meghalaya has a total coal reserve 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 Jaintia Hills district, have turned acidic.

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4 Killed in Coal Mine Accident in Nagaland in India

2 days ago The report showed that 44 coal mining units in Nagaland operated without permission. Meghalaya has a total coal reserve of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by

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Unscientific mining affecting Meghalaya environment

Oct 22, 2008 By IANS,Shillong : Random mining carried out in an unscientific manner in Meghalaya has led to severe degradation of the environment there, according to a new study.'Considerable portions of the state's Jaintia Hills, which have over 46 percent forest cover, have been turned into degraded land due to extensive mining,' said the report of the study carried out by the New Delhi-based Centre for

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Northeast has 60 most polluted river stretches in country

Feb 17, 2020 Many stretches of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland are highly polluted due to unscientific coal mining, it said. The report of the Central Pollution Control Board-2020 “In Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills, the river water is highly acidic with PH value of around 3. It is contaminated by toxic metals and coloured precipitate of iron hydroxide.

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October 2010 Meghalaya Mining

Meghalaya Times. Staff Reporter. Jowai, Oct. 27: Jaintia Hills has been hitting the limelight often for the past few years for reasons mainly relating to the environment which has been degrading thanks to rampant unscientific mining and the setting up of various industries here.

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National Green Tribunal- Coal Mining in Meghalaya

May 17, 2015 The truth about Coal mining in Meghalaya Sixth Schedule: Paragraph 9 of the Sixth Schedule explicitly mentions the need for Lease, Licences or Leases for the purpose of prospecting for, or extraction of, minerals. Land Tenure System of the state: The land ownership pattern is only for surface rights and not mineral. Exempted from

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Coal mine accident proves illegal mining continues

Jan 23, 2021 Shillong, Jan 23 (PTI) 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.

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At least 13 labourers feared dead in Meghalaya coal mine

Dec 14, 2018 The NGT has banned unscientific and unsafe coal mining in Meghalaya since April, 2014. Following a complaint by an Assam-based NGO, the NGT imposed the ban on hazardous coal mining. The NGO contended that mining in the upstream areas has polluted waters in a

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Limestone Mining Unscientific

Meghalaya Allows Coal Mining For Domestic Purpose Barred. The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time Rat hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels usually 3 4 feet high for workers to enter and extract coal The horizontal tunnels are often termed

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