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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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Coal mining to resume soon

Jul 03, 2019A coal miner. Welcoming the decision of the SC, the Chief Minister credited the judgment as victory of the people, especially the tribal community. He also had a word of advice to the people to undertaken mining by striking a balance between economy and the ecology.

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Trapped miners yet to be rescued, CM admits illegal coal

SHILLONG, Dec 14: The 13 miners trapped in a rat hole mine after flooding in East Jaintia hills district on Thursday are yet to be rescued even as chances of finding them alive looks bleak. The coal mine is located at Ksan village under Saipung police station close to Lytein River.

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effects of coal mining in meghalaya

illegal coal Mining in eastern india - Crawford School of Public Policy 8 Dec 2007 realities of the coal mining tracts: poor environmental performance of the . ces by formal mines, the disregard for social impacts by mining engineers and .. or so engaged in coal mining in Meghalaya fall in a vacuum of

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SC allows Meghalaya to restart coal mining

Jul 03, 2019SHILLONG: The Supreme Court has finally lifted the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for the past five years by allowing coal mining being carried as per the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act to resume in Meghalaya. The judgment passed by the bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice KM []

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Coal Mining Ban Jolted Meghalaya Revenue

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, while interacting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in Shillong on Tuesday informed that the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya in 2014 has had a huge impact on the revenue of the State and has also affected other Allied sectors and this needs to be looked into and addressed.. He further informed the Commission that even though the state has moved in

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Meghalaya mining ban boon for firms: Report by National

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

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Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Lack of employment, higher

Azad Zaman, the Congress legislator of Rajabala constituency in West Garo Hills, the hometown of seven of the trapped miners, says, "It is an open secret in Meghalaya that the coal mines are owned by politicians. But they take it in another person's name. Till the mining continues, labourers from Assam will keep flocking there."

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Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in

According to the Shillong Times on 12 April 2016, "The argument the State government wants to make is that since coal mining in the State is part of customary tribal rights, the existing central laws will come into conflict with the current practice.

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Withered Commons : Coal mining in Meghalaya RAIOT

coal mining in Meghalaya has benefited the people and the state and has been a means of wealth generation for some people of the coal mining area. However, it also (is) a bare fact that the benefit of coal mining is going to a small group of people, whereas a majority are excluded to share the benefit due to various reasons.

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Congress demands legalising coal mining in Meghalaya

The Shillong East MLA said Meghalaya government has failed to call an all-party meeting to discuss on the need to resolve the ongoing ban. "The government should call us, as we need to fight for legalising (coal mining) since we cannot stop it," she added.

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Meghalaya Mining

Nov 03, 2010SHILLONG: In a judgment that could have far-reaching implications on coal and limestone mining in Meghalaya, the Shillong Bench of the Gauhati High Court recently decided to extend the stay order which prohibits coal mining activities in Diemshalalu village under Rymbai Elaka in Jaintia Hills district.

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Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology

Department of Mining and Geology, Government of Meghalaya. Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of valuable minerals such as coal, limestone, kaolin, clay, granite, glass-sand and uranium.

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Coal mining tragedy: Exposing the

ALSO READ | Meghalaya: Parties Divided by Politics,united over Coal mining. Coal mining is a very sensitive issue in our state and ever since the NGT ban in 2014, the issue has become all the more dangerous and the recent attack on the women activists is an example of

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Meghalaya coal mine

Four miners die of suffocation in Megahalaya coal mine. Four miners have died of suffocation inside hazardous rat-hole coal pits in a remote mining area near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district and another was crushed in a quarry, officials said on Saturday. Oct 12, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

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Install CCTVs to check illegal mining in Meghalaya: NGT

Apr 26, 2019Shillong: A National Green Tribunal-appointed judicial panel headed by retired judge BP Kakoti has urged the Meghalaya government to install CCTV cameras in different locations to monitor transportation of illegal coal across the state. The direction of the judicial panel came after a meeting was held in Shillong to discuss the issues related to coal mining in the state.

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STATUS OF WATER QUALITY IN COAL MINING AREAS OF

STATUS OF WATER QUALITY IN COAL MINING AREAS OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA Though coal deposit in the state is found all along the southern fringe of Shillong plateau, Jaintial Hills District is a major producer of coal. Coal extraction is done by primitive mining method commonly known as

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The Structural Problems of Rat

Until the two attacks on environment activists occurred the Meghalaya government denied the existence of rat-hole mining in the state (Shillong Times 2018b; Indian Express 2017). So, it is a multidimensional scam where the coal mafias and their cahoots rule the roost. "Impact of Coal Mining on Vegetation: A Case Study in Jaintia Hills

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Coal India Loses Mining Rights In Meghalaya

Mining In Meghalaya The Shillong Times . Is coal mining in meghalaya illegal due to the absence of mining lease this is the question that is being asked in any meeting on mineral development outside meghalaya to apply a mining lease a mining plan is needed a projection of

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Citizens' Report to SC Urges Halt on Coal Mining in

Jan 14, 2019Shillong: A month after 15 miners got trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, a group of social activists released a citizens' report urging the Supreme Court to crackdown on coal mining and the coal mafias in the state. According to the two-volume report filed by social activists social activists Agnes Kharshing, Amita Sangma, Angela Rangad, Michael N. Syiem, the Meghalaya

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Inside Meghalaya's Coal Country

Oct 31, 2019The NGT order effectively halted coal mining in Meghalaya. While allowing mining to resume, the Supreme Court added that miners must adhere to central mining laws and that all mining must take place legally. It mandated miners to obtain a mining lease and to get environmental clearance from the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board.

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Scuba Divers, Boats Summoned To Rescue Meghalaya Coal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned rat-hole coal mining across Meghalaya in 2014 citing environmental reasons. Meanwhile, the Shillong Times reported in July this year that Chief Secretary PBO Warjri had informed that no rat-hole mining was taking place anywhere in Meghalaya and the practices now involved a bit of science.

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Illegal Coal Mining Takes Lives of 2 More in Meghalaya

Unlike rat-hole mining that digs a vertical pit, a side-cutting mine involves digging narrow tunnels on the slopes of a hill until the miners strike the coal seam. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had put a ban on coal mining in the state in 2014.

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battleground northeast: Coal mining ban big poll issue in

Feb 21, 2018SHILLONG: The ban on rat hole mining, a primitive method of collecting coal in the northeastern parts of the country, has become a major election issue in Meghalaya with the opposition saying the Congress-led government did nothing for the people affected.

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Meghalaya suspends rat

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 scale venture controlled by individuals who own

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Meghalaya Coal Mining: SC Order A Setback for ADCs and

Jul 16, 2019Shillong: 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.

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SC verdict on coal mining people's victory: Meghalaya CM

Aug 16, 2019Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday hailed as people's victory the Supreme Court directive to lift the NGT ban on coal mining and said the verdict has upheld the rights of indigenous people on land and mineral deposits. Addressing the 73rd Independence Day function at Polo Grounds here, Sangma said the judgment will have a positive impact on the economy

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Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology

Department of Mining and Geology, Government of Meghalaya. Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of valuable minerals such as coal, limestone, kaolin, clay, granite, glass-sand and uranium.

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NEIGRIHMS, coal mining dominate 2019 – The Shillong Times

Dec 31, 2019SHILLONG: Coal mining issue, internal problems in NEIGRIHMS besides plan of some Congress legislators to move out of the party dominated 2019. Ever since the new government came into existence in the state, there have been countless allegations about rampant coal mining and its transportation in the state.

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave

Jan 19, 2019Driving down from Shillong to Khliehriat, the epicentre of illegal coal mining in the state, the visibly disfigured Jaintia Hills and the unending dumps of coal hide a dirty secret-abandoned rat-hole mine pits and caves. Nobody knows for sure how many of these exist.

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