Meghalaya to resume coal mining despite green concerns

File. Activists in Meghalaya have voiced concern over granting of mining leases for three coal blocks after a statement from the leaseholders thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing ...

Rat-Hole Mining in Meghalaya | Current Affairs

Meghalaya's annual coal production of nearly 6 million tonnes is mostly said to have come through rat-hole mining. What are the impacts? Ecology - Rat-hole mining in Meghalaya had caused the water in the Kopili river (flows through Meghalaya and Assam) to turn acidic. The entire roadsides in and around mining areas are used for piling of coal ...

Coal India accident rate dropped by a third in 2022

Representational Image. Kolkata: Coal India on Tuesday said deaths and accidents in its mines decreased by a third in 2022 bringing down the number of accidents to an all-time …

Central forces must be deployed to stop illegal coal …

The Meghalaya high court, while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL), has said that the central industrial security force (CISF) or the central reserve police force (CRPF) must be deployed in the state to take over policing of illegal coal mining activities. The Meghalaya high court stated that the measures taken by the state government ...

Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, …

May 02, 2020, 17:56 IST. Shillong: 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. An official of Meghalaya's Commerce and Industries Department said the state ...

Coal Mining in Meghalaya -an environmental perspective

The north-eastern states of India, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are endowed with substantial deposits of coal. The estimated coal deposits of 560 million tonnes in Meghalaya ...

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding rat-hole …

National Green Tribunal Principal Bench, New Delhi has instructed Chief Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya to ensure that illegal rat-hole mining is stopped within the areas of Meghalaya. Read text of this 4-page landmark interim order passed by Justice P. Jyothimani and Justice M.S. Nambiar in response to the application filed by All ...

Familiar faces more than likely to return in Meghalaya …

Coal mining and transportation are big business in Meghalaya and they fund elections. A few months ago, all the junior partners of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance began a muck-raking exercise against the National People's Party (NPP)—whose national president is Chief Minister Conrad Sangma—and tried to wash their hands of the scams that ...

Coal India accident rate dropped by a third in 2022

Representational Image. Kolkata: Coal India on Tuesday said deaths and accidents in its mines decreased by a third in 2022 bringing down the number of accidents to an all-time low of 20 in which 18 fatalities were reported. The reduction of 31 per cent from was the result of laser-like focus on ensuring the safety of its workers, the miner said.

Meghalaya coal mines

The "rat-hole" coal mines of Jaintia Hills are a vast network of hundreds (likely thousands) of hand-dug box coal mines, mined largely by migrant workers. The mines are …

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya: 3 miners dead

In April 2014, NGT had banned the indiscriminate and hazardous rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya. Well, this is not the first instance where miners had lost their lives due to rampant illegal coal mining. At least 6 workers died in an accident when they were working in a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district in January 2021.

Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2023

Regarding discontent among a section of people over mining rights of coal in the eastern parts of the state, he said that following a National Green Tribunal ban on rat hole …

Presence of many parties to help NPP win: Meghalaya Dy …

Regarding discontent among a section of people over mining rights of coal in the eastern parts of the state, he said that following a National Green Tribunal ban on rat hole mining, the NPP-led government had moved the Supreme Court, which gave certain directions for safe and scientific mining of coal in Meghalaya. The unscientific rat hole ...

Are Illegal Exports to Bangladesh Spurring Rat Hole Coal …

SC's conditional lifting of ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. In its judgement delivered on July 3, 2019, the Supreme Court had upheld the position of the government that sub-surface mineral ...

Why Rat-hole Mining Ban In The Coal Belt Is A Major …

Meghalaya Why Rat-hole Mining Ban In The Coal Belt Is A Major Election Issue In Meghalaya . The upcoming Assembly election is crucial for hundreds of villages in Meghalaya that fall in the coal belt.

Meghalaya's black holes: Unregulated rat-hole coal mines …

Meghalaya has estimated coal reserves of 559 million tonnes (MT), spread over an area that is slightly larger than the size of the city of Kolkata. Wildlife and environment protection groups have alleged coal mining goes on under the state government's radar. The NGT coal ban fuelled Meghalaya's election campaign in early 2018 as parties ...

Terror in the Coal Mines of North-East India — Jamhoor

This is due to the Sixth Schedule provisions and land transfer laws in Meghalaya. But the nationalized coal mining industry of India operates in Meghalaya through Coal India Limited (CIL). CIL is a state-owned mining conglomerate that was established in 1975 with the intent of combatting market fluctuations in the mineral sector. However, the ...

Illegal coal mining going on in Assam: AJP writes to PM …

The Party stated Government is already aware that illegal mining of coal, which has continued unabated for decades in India's north eastern states particularly Assam and its neighbouring states Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and has been causing large-scale destruction to one of the country's finest rainforests located in the north eastern region.

Scientific coal mining in Meghalaya expected to start this …

Shillong, Mar 16 (PTI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday informed the Assembly that scientific coal mining in the state is expected to start this year. The chief minister's assertions came eight years after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned unscientific coal mining and transportation in this North-eastern state. Replying to a …

An Introduction to Rat-hole Mining | Environics Trust

Coal reserves are primarily found in the Eas tern India in states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and predominantly in North-East regions like Assam and Meghalaya. Despite the presence of coal reserves, commercial mining is not practiced in the North-Eastern regions because of terrain's …

Big Guns May Not Boom, Split in Opposition Votes to Help …

Regarding discontent among a section of people over mining rights of coal in the eastern parts of the state, he said that following a National Green Tribunal ban on rat hole mining, the NPP-led government had moved the Supreme Court, which gave certain directions for safe and scientific mining of coal in Meghalaya. The unscientific rat hole ...

Presence of many parties to help NPP win: Meghalaya Dy …

Regarding discontent among a section of people over mining rights of coal in the eastern parts of the state, he said that following a National Green Tribunal ban on rat hole …

Impact of Coal Mining on Water Resources and …

The paper appreciates coal mining laws and policies applied by National Green Tribunal to ban traditional, artisanal and rat-hole coal mining in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya (a state in India) in an ...

Notifications : Department of Mining and Geology

5th March 2021. Notification - Empanelment of agency for conduct of prospecting operations, preparation of geological report and preparation of mining plan in respect of any area containing coal (144 KB) 5th October 2020. Notification - Steering Committee for utilising the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (911 KB) 24th ...

Another year, another mining tragedy — why Meghalaya's …

Two years after 15 miners were killed at an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, six others lost their lives in another accident at another mine in January. Shillong: A lot of questions remain unanswered about what exactly happened on the morning of 21 January in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, when six miners fell 170 feet to their death ...

Presence of many parties to help NPP win: Meghalaya …

Regarding discontent among a section of people over mining rights of coal in the eastern parts of the state, he said that following a National Green Tribunal ban on rat hole …

Mining affected areas and its impact on livelihoods: …

The mining of minerals in Meghalaya has provided employment opportunity and newer livelihood options to the local people. To some extent, it has also contributed to the …

Mining in India's Northeast

Mining Profile of Meghalaya. Meghalaya is a small hill state in northeast India and shares an international border with Bangladesh in the …

Submit report on illegal coal mining in South Garo Hills: …

The Meghalaya high court on Wednesday asked the state government to submit a report on whether there is any illegal mining of coal taking place in South Garo Hills district. The direction came ...

Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, …

May 02, 2020, 17:56 IST. Shillong: Amidst two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown, the Meghalaya government has decided to allow mining activities to resume from …