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1 day ago The National Peoples Party-led alliance government in Meghalaya has said it would crack down on illegal coal mining as constituent partner Bharatiya Janata Party demanded the State Home Ministers resignation for the death of six workers in a 180-ft coal pit on January 21.. Meghalaya Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui represents the regional United Democratic Party.
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Nov 11, 2020 GUWAHATI . A Meghalaya-based rights group has accused the alliance government in the State of encouraging illegal coal mining in contempt of a Supreme Court order.
Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred export. Amidst two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown, the Meghalaya government has decided to allow mining activities to resume from May 4 for domestic purpose and barred the export outside the country, officials said on Saturday. IANS May 02, 2020, 1756 IST
17 hours ago Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, India, December 29, 2018. REUTERSAnuwar Hazarika At least six workers died in an accident when they were working in a coal mine in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district, Northeast Now reported on 22th Jan.
Jan 22, 2021 Six Killed In Meghalaya Coal Mine Accident Five of the six deceased have been identified, the official said, adding, most of them are from neighbouring Assam.
Aug 15, 2019 Meghalaya Chief Minister Praises Supreme Court Verdict On Coal Mining. India News Press Trust of India Thursday August 15, 2019 . Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday praised ...
Jan 23, 2021 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. Six miners were killed after a mechanical structure collapsed at an illegal coal mine in the district on Thursday night. The ...
Jan 23, 2021 Coal mining is banned in Meghalaya since April 2014 by a National Green Tribunal order. The green court banned rat home mining ironically to avert such mishaps in the unregulated and dangerous mines. Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said police are looking into the incident and necessary inquiry is being done.
Why in News. Moolamylliang, a village in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district, is making progress in becoming a greener place amid abandoned pits from the rat-hole mining. Key Points. Background The Jaintia Coal Miners and Dealers Association claims there are around 60,000 coal mines across 360 villages in East Jaintia Hills district. Moolamylliang used to be one such village until ...
Jul 04, 2019 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 ownedcommunity owned land in Hills Districts of Meghalaya in accordance with mining
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.
Feb 28, 2019 SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 cr fine for illegal coal mining 04 Jul, 2019, 06.20 AM IST. The bench allowed the mining operation to go on in the state on the privately and community owned land subject to the permissions from the concerned authorities.
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.
May 15, 2014 The coalfields of Meghalaya are a microcosm of Indias circumstance. The worlds second largest country is in dire need of a new definition of the good life. Though Meghalaya is a staging ground for pursuing Indias economic, energy, and social goals, what its producing is an energy paradox and environmental pandemonium.
Jan 23, 2018 Such an incident has come to light in Meghalaya, a northeastern state of India, where the Ganol River is changing course, says the Centre for Environment Protection and Rural Development CEPARD. The NGO, based in Tura, said that illegal sand mining in Meghalayas Garo Hills is a big challenge for the ecology and environment.
Aug 20, 2014 Rat-hole mining in Meghalaya generates adverse impact in the form of contamination of water bodies by the acid mine drainage. Roadside dumping and transportation of coal are other sources of air, water and soil pollution which imposes a cost in terms of
Dec 26, 2018 Fifteen miners are trapped in an illegal rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, and their families have given up hope that theyll 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.
Jan 22, 2021 Shillong Meghalaya India, January 22 ANI At least six people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district, said Meghalaya Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui on Friday adding that the incident has happened when mining was taking place illegally. Police went to mines for the investigation of a case.
Jan 22, 2021 Home India Meghalaya Six miners killed after illegal coal mine collapsed in Rymbai village Written by Neha Singh January 22, 2021 1525 Coal