Dec 15, 2018 0183 32 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...

Shillong In yet another mishap at an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, two miners were killed in East Jaintia Hills, even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal mine, remained uncertain, the police said on Sunday The fresh accident occurred at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, about 5 km from the district headquarters in East Jaintia Hills...

Dec 14, 2018 0183 32 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 mineOutlawed 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...

The two activists had gone to East Jaintia Hills to document illegal coal mining and were waylaid by assailants who are believed to have been members of a coal mafia gang operating in the area ....

Nov 12, 2018 0183 32 In 2015, a report by the East Jaiñtia Hills district administration claimed that 327 cases of illegal mining were detected in the district in the last few months These 477 violations include illegal coal mining, illegal transportation, and transporting coal beyond the permissible limit...

Dec 14, 2018 0183 32 At least 13 workers are feared dead after being trapped inside an illegal coal mine in the Indian state of Meghalaya The incident took place due to flooding at a mine at Ksan village near Lyteiñ River in the East Jaintia hills district, the Press Trust of India PTI reported, citing local police reports...

What his 2014 affidavit shows It mentions 30 mine surface rights in the Jaintia Hills, 2,000 tonnes of coal and 135 acres of non-agricultural land in Rymbai Q What is your opinion on the coal mining ban? A The same style of mining is not banned in Assam and other parts Our people, just across the river in Assam are mining the same way...

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 ....

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...

Jan 13, 2019 0183 32 We have directed investigation into nearly 1200 cases of illegal mining and transportation of coal since the 2014 ban In East Jaintia Hills, the SP has been asked to submit a report at the earliest in connection with the 98 cases recorded in the district, Katakey added An official in the state mining and geology department said ....

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Wednesday said the cash-rich illegal coal mining business in the state was a challenge as the government had to balance between ecology, economy and the overall safety 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 ....

Jan 02, 2019 0183 32 Illegal coal mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban , But these exclusive visuals brought to you by Northeast Live from mining sites of East Jaintia Hills,...

Nov 08, 2018 0183 32 The illegal coal mining mafias had attacked the women and left them in the jungle It is the second attack incident in Jaintia Hills district as illegal coal mining mafias attacked social activists In March this year, Poipynhum Majaw, president of Jaintia Youth Federation JYF and RTI activist was found murdered at Khliehriat...

In 2014, the NGT had banned coal mining in the area, however, the effects of the ban seem to be negligible The state is also infamous for illegal coal mining It has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves and the local miners dig out at least five million metric tons of coal by hand each year...

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...

Nov 28, 2018 0183 32 Meghalaya has an estimated coal reserve of close to 600 million tones, concentrated in the Jaintia and Garo hillsIn 2014, the National Green Tribunal clamped a ban on rat-hole mining ,...

Shillong With the detection of the first body inside the 320-feet-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya s East Jaintia Hills district, the families of the 15 workers trapped inside the quarry are prepared for the worst On Thursday, the Indian Navy s remotely operated vehicle ROV detected a body 160 feet away from the main shaft...

The politics over the illegal coal mines of Meghalaya , The accident exposed the coal mining racket in the East Jaintia Hills, despite a ban on rat-hole mining enforced by the National Green ....

Jan 16, 2019 0183 32 15 Men Still Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in Meghalaya s East Jaintia Hills, NGT Panel Finds The committee headed by retired high court judge BP Katakey has emphasised that illegal mining is unchecked mostly in the East Jaintia Hills District where workers are still ensnared...

Sep 20, 2018 0183 32 Shillong A wildlife and environment protection group in Meghalaya s Jaintia Hills districts has urged the state government to initiate criminal proceedings against officials allegedly allowing illegal coal mining, despite a ban imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal The group also demanded auditing be conducted on all cement factories in East Jaintia Hills District to find out the ....

Dec 13, 2018 0183 32 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...

Jan 06, 2019 0183 32 SHILLONG Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya s East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal ,...

The accident in the East Jaintia Hills district might have gone undetected were it not for a handful of survivors One 173 22-year-old told an Indian television station that the coal in the mine was ....

2 killed in another Meghalaya mine collapse fate of 15 trapped miners uncertain Police have uncovered another four cases of illegal mining in the coal-rich East Jaintia Hills district, an area ....

Coal mining is said to be a big revenue generator for Meghalaya, where the collapse of an illegal mine this month left 15 people feared dead Khliehriat East Jaintia Hills That the 2014 National Green Tribunal NGT order banning rat-hole mining in Meghalaya, the predominant way of digging out coal in the state, is being flouted with abandon is an open secret...

Jan 12, 2019 0183 32 Mining Conflict Livelihood or fear What really drives illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? In the Jaintia Hills, where 15 miners have been trapped in an illegal mine since December 13, the coal ....

In 2014, the National Green Tribunal NGT had banned rat-hole coal mining Source Meghalaya Police Even as 13 miners trapped by the flooding of an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya are presumed dead, the Union Coal Ministry has before it a formal proposal sent by the Meghalaya government seeking a way around a mining ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal ,...

The most common way of mining the coal in the hilly regions is by traditional rat-hole mining technique However, on April 17, 2014, the National Green Tribunal had ordered an interim ban on rat-hole coal mining in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya 6...

In another instance of illegal rat-hole mining in Meghalaya, two people were killed, and their bodies were recovered from the mine in Jalyiah village in the East Jaintia Hills The officials suspect that the miners died when the boulders hit them Three more, locals said, are trapped in another rat ....

Jan 19, 2019 0183 32 Driving 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 cav Nobody knows for sure how many of these exist According to Balios Swer, president of the Jaintia Coal Miners and Dealers ....