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illegal coal mining in jaintia hills


Dec 14, 2018· At least 13 miners are feared dead after they got trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Sylvester Nongtngr, Superintendent of Police of East Jaintia Hills ...


Dec 23, 2018· Meghalaya has total coal reserves 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 the Jaintia Hills district, have turned acidic. A majority of the mines are privately owned, and illegal coal mining is rampant.


Illegal mining in East Jaintia Hills district. To get first-hand information, the Katoki panel visited coal mine areas in and around Deinchynrum village, Rymbai village, Sutnga village and Latyrke area of East Jaintia Hills district in November and came across many fresh coal dumps on the roadside.


On December 13, an illegal coal mine in Saipung area of Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district collapsed and got flooded from the adjacent Lytein river which trapped at least 15 workers who are feared dead now. The rescue operations were temporarily halted Monday as the water pumps proved ineffective in bringing down the water level.


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.


Jul 03, 2019· The apex court's direction comes over six months after a mining disaster in Meghalaya. A total of 15 miners were trapped on December 13 last year in an illegal coal mine at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district of the state, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest, …


Guwahati: Fifteen coal miners are still trapped in Meghalaya and are yet to be rescued from the East Jaintia Hills. A citizens' report prepared by a group of 22 activists revealed that the Meghalaya government was complicit in helping the miners extract and transport coal.


Some villagers at East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya have been visiting a rat-hole mine every day for over three weeks after 15 men disappeared when water flooded the illegal mine in the district on ...


Meghalaya: Rescue operations underway as 13 miners battle for life in 370-feet deep illegal mine Description: Rescue operations are underway to retrieve 13 miners who are trapped in a 370-feet deep illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills district. The mine is …


Tackling illegal coal mining is challenging: Meghalaya CM Speaking on the completion of one year of his coalition government, that includes the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the North-Eastern state, Sangma said they were working towards improving these aspects.


Nov 28, 2018· Meghalaya has an estimated coal reserve of close to 600 million tones, concentrated in the Jaintia and Garo hills.In 2014, the National Green Tribunal clamped a ban on rat-hole mining …


Dec 14, 2018· Shillong: A most unfrotunate series of events is coming to light from Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills where as many as 13 coal miners are believed to be trapped in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine.Outlawed in Meghalaya by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014, illegal rat-hole coal mining is rampant in this part of North-East India even to this very day as is evident in this news report.


Time and again many tragedies have taken place. In one such recent incident, 13 miners are feared dead after an illegal coal mine which they were digging collapsed on them. The incident happened in Meghalaya's coal-rich East Jaintia Hills area; mining in this area was banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) four years ago. 13 feared dead


13 miners trapped in Meghalaya's illegal rat-hole coal pit: All you need to know. An estimated 13-15 labourers are reported to be trapped in an illegal coal mine located in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since December 10.


The apex court was responding to a plea seeking immediate steps by the centre and the state government to rescue 15 miners who have been trapped inside an illegal coal mine …


In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal ... They have to live, so they go for illegal mining, get some money," said Manoj Kumar Mishra, a Bihar resident who has been selling cloth at Khleriat, the headquarters of East Jaintia Hills, since 1995.


Navy divers and NDRF members during rescue operations to help trapped miners at an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district on December 30, 2018.


Dec 13, 2018· At least 13 people are trapped after a purported illegal coal mine they were working in got flooded near the Lytein river in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, PTI reported on Thursday.


Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk


NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills ...


Is Illegal coal mining a political necessity? ... A team of 11 Navy divers with their equipments deployed to conduct rescue task at the site of a coal mine collapse at Ksan in Jaintia Hills ...


A report from Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district administration last month admitted that "fresh" coal-mining activities were on in a "clandestine" manner, while other districts claimed that there was no rat-hole mining ever since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a ban in 2014.


Jan 05, 2019· The lawyer said during the hearing, the state government admitted that a large number of mines were operating illegally. At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya since December 13 and all efforts to pump the water out of flooded mine have been in vain.


Dec 15, 2018· We find the Mother Lode and the Gold Belt ! Two abandoned mines in the Sheep creek area - Duration: 30:20. Exploring Abandoned Mines Recommended for you


Dec 28, 2018· 5) The disaster that struck a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district on December 13, trapping at least 13 workers, is a shocking reminder that a fast-growing economy such as India continues to allow Dickensian mining practices.


Dec 15, 2018· Meghalaya Admits To Illegal Coal Extraction After 13 Get Trapped In Mine Environmentalists have been fighting against the age-old practice of "rat-hole" mining in Meghalaya.


Dec 29, 2018· Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years of Labour Exploitation. The incident vindicated the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills.


Jan 25, 2019· The efforts to reach the 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal mine in the East Jaintia hills of Meghalaya since December 13 continue, but they began belatedly and …

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