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

    2021-8-17 · A year before the NGT ban on rat-hole coal mining, it was reported that there were an estimated 15000-35000 migrant workers in the coal mining areas of Meghalaya. Anthropologist Dolly Kikon and sociologist Duncan McDuie-Ra suggest that migrant numbers are difficult to determine because of undocumented migrants who arrive in Meghalaya from other ...

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  • Recovery from Coal Mining in Meghalaya’s Moolamylliang

    2020-12-7 · Why in News. Moolamylliang, a village in Meghalaya’s 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

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  • Complaint against 'illegal coal mining' in Meghalaya’s ...

    2022-1-15 · Complaint against ‘illegal coal mining’ in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills. TNM NewsDesk Jan 15, 2022. ... an order allowing the transport of coal through the state of Meghalaya from Assam was given to one M/S Jaimaa Coal Private Limited of Guwahati. Through the order, the coal from outside the state could be transported through Meghalaya ...

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  • Meghalaya CM pushes for coal mining; critics say he's ...

    2015-10-28 · Private coal mining in Meghalaya, estimated to have 576 million tonnes or 0.2 percent of the country's total reserves, started in 1894. The

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  • Supreme Court Allows Coal Mining in Meghalaya

    2019-7-4 · 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

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  • Coal mining in northeast India: an overview of ...

    2017-8-29 · coal mining in north eastern coal mines of Meghalaya, India (Swer and Singh 2004). Based on a study in the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in Meghalaya, India, it is revealed that coal mining has adversely affected the veg-etation and the density of trees, shrubs and herbs in mined areas (Sarma and Barik 2011).

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  • Forum alleges illegal coal mining in SGH - The Shillong

    2022-1-10 · TURA, Jan 14: The Constitutional Rights Forum (CRF) on Friday alleged the illegal extraction of coal taking place in South Garo Hills and sought the immediate halt to the transportation of the mineral which allegedly is being allowed by the district Administration.. In its complaint to the Meghalaya Chief Secretary, the forum called for action against the

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  • Mines & Mineral Administration: Department of Mining

    2017-10-30 · The Coal Mines (Nationalization) Act, 1973 - The main objective of the Act was acquisition and transfer of the right, title and interest of the owners in respect of coal mines specified in the schedule to the Act, with a view to re-organising and re-constructing such coal mines so as to ensure rational co-ordinated and scientific development ...

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  • Coal mining leases granted in Meghalaya after seven years ...

    2021-9-25 · Shillong, Sep 24 (PTI) Mining leases for three coal blocks were granted in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills by the Union Coal Ministry in a major boost for the sector in the state after a ban was ...

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  • Recovery from Coal Mining in Meghalaya’s Moolamylliang

    2020-12-7 · Why in News. Moolamylliang, a village in Meghalaya’s 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

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  • Meghalaya Congress demands independent probe on

    2021-12-22 · The Congress party in Meghalaya has reiterated its demand for an independent probe into the alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya. “An independent inquiry should be constituted so that facts should come out. As of now the state is becoming poorer because there is maximum revenue leakage from coal, limestone ...

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  • Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining ...

    2021-6-15 · The 2014 ban on rat-hole mining, which is the most common practice of digging out coal in Meghalaya, didn't prove effective in stopping the practice because livelihood options in

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  • Meghalaya-Based NGO Writes To Chief Secretary

    2022-1-13 · Despite repeated tragedies, the Meghalaya Government has been struggling to put a halt on illegal coal-mining, or what one refers as the rat-hole method of digging and its illegal transportation ...

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  • Meghalaya: Body of one of 5 trapped coal miners retrieved ...

    2021-6-16 · The body of one of at least five miners trapped in a rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya since May 30 has been retrieved, officials said.. East Jaintia Hills

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  • 5 Trapped for 14 Days in Meghalaya Mine, Navy Joins

    2021-6-14 · Hazardous rat-hole coal mining is not permitted in Meghalaya after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in 2014. A deep vertical shaft is dug till coal seams are found in the rat-hole mining.

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  • Tribal communities and coal in Northeast India: The ...

    2016-12-1 · Bans on coal mining have been implemented in two tribal majority states in India's north-east frontier; Nagaland and Meghalaya. In Nagaland the state government imposed the ban in an attempt to capture control of coal extraction and trade, while in Meghalaya India's National Green Commission imposed the ban over concern for the environment and labour conditions.

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  • 13 believed dead in Meghalaya illegal mine accident ...

    Mining of coal by hand has been going on in Meghalaya for over 150 years, mostly for local use. Large-scale illegal and indiscriminate mining of the coal by private landowners and the local ...

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  • Indian state chief pushes for coal mining; critics say he ...

    2015-10-28 · Private coal mining in Meghalaya, estimated to have 576 million tonnes or 0.2 percent of the country’s total reserves, started in 1894. The

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  • THE MEGHALAYA COAL MINING CASE- AN OVERVIEW

    2020-9-28 · 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 at a depth of around 370 feet (112 meters) in Jaintia Hills district.

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  • Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining ...

    2021-6-15 · The 2014 ban on rat-hole mining, which is the most common practice of digging out coal in Meghalaya, didn't prove effective in stopping the practice because livelihood options in

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  • Rat-Hole Mining in Meghalaya | Current Affairs

    2018-12-22 · Coal mining currently underway in Meghalaya was a corruption of this Constitutional Provision. Private individuals with interests in earning monetary benefits from minerals vested under the land are engaging in coal mining.

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  • Coal Mining Has Been Reopened in India’s Meghalaya, but ...

    2019-12-24 · Given that the coal-mining land was under private and community ownership, India’s national overseer, Coal India, never regulated mining in Meghalaya as it does elsewhere in the country.

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  • Rat Hole Mining in Meghalaya – Civilsdaily

    2020-12-7 · Rat Hole Mining. It is a primitive and hazardous method of mining for coal, with tunnels that are only 3-4 feet in diameter (hence, rat-hole), leading to pits ranging from 5-100 sq. mt deep. It involves digging of very small tunnels in

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  • Supreme Court Allows Coal Mining in Meghalaya

    2019-7-4 · 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

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  • Coal mining in northeast India: an overview of ...

    2017-8-29 · coal mining in north eastern coal mines of Meghalaya, India (Swer and Singh 2004). Based on a study in the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in Meghalaya, India, it is revealed that coal mining has adversely affected the veg-etation and the density of trees, shrubs and herbs in mined areas (Sarma and Barik 2011).

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  • Chapter 9 Environmental Issues and Management of

    2010-7-29 · to satellite imageries, the forest cover of Meghalaya in 1980 was 69.06% and in 15 years time the forest area has been reduced to 63.09%. The trend of forest cover shows that during 1980-89, maximum deforestation took place. Shifting cultivation which is widely practiced in the state, mining of coal and

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  • An Introduction to Rat-hole Mining | Environics Trust

    2019-2-20 · ” The ongoing coal mining in Meghalaya was a corruption of this Constitutional Provision. Private individuals with interests in earning monetary benefits from minerals under the land are engaged in coal mining. They are attempting to legitimize this act by claiming immunity through tribal autonomy over land ownership.

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  • Coal mining in northeast India: an overview of ...

    2016-5-25 · Northeast India has a good deposit of sub-bituminous tertiary coal. The northeast Indian coals have unusual physico-chemical characteristics such as high sulfur, volatile matter and vitrinite content, and low ash content. In addition, many environmental sensitive organic and mineral bound elements such as Fe, Mg, Bi, Al, V, Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb, and Mn etc. remain

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