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Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya ...

Dec 20, 2018· Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya Mine Was Disaster From Day One The coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, where 14 workers are trapped since a week, has put the spotlight on rampant illegal coal mining in the state, despite a ban by National Green Tribunal in 2014.

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2018 Meghalaya mining accident Wikipedia

Background. In 2014, Meghalaya’s yearly coal production was around 6 million tonnes. In 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a government body that handles environmental issues in India, issued an order banning mining in Meghalaya, specifically banning mining through the 'rathole' technique.. But despite the ban, in subsequent orders following petitions by coal mine owners, the National ...

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SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be seen ...

SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be seen holistically: Meghalaya CM Speaking on the occasion Sangma said, “It goes to the whole level of telling the whole nation that our rights are unique, our people are unique and the traditional laws that we've had must be recognized”.

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Coal exported from Meghalaya to Bangladesh since ban

More than 33 lakh tonnes of coal have been exported from Meghalaya to Bangladesh since the ban on rathole coal mining was imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in April 2014. According to information provided by the customs department to a committee constituted by the tribunal, 33,23,073 ...

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NGT panel blames 'unabetted illegal mining' for Meghalaya ...

“From the aforesaid materials available before the committee, it is, therefore, evident that the coal mining activities, which includes the extraction of coal and transportation, is going on in the state of Meghalaya, at least in East Jaintia Hills District, where such mining activities are most, despite the ban imposed by the Hon’ble NGT ...

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Supreme Court Allows Coal Mining in Meghalaya

It may be mentioned that five years ago, on April 17, 2014, the National Green Tribunal NGT), had banned coal mining in Meghalaya after the Assambased All Dimasa Student’s Union and Dima Hasao district committee filed a petition, stating the acidic discharge from unscientific coal mines of Meghalaya was polluting the Kopili river downstream.

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NGT ban on rathole mining in Meghalaya to continue

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to lift its interim ban on rathole coal mining in Meghalaya, but allowed transportation of already extracted coal kept near the mines. NGT had ordered the interim ban in April 17, this year. The NGT bench, chaired by Justice Swatanter Kumar, has ...

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Coal Mining Took Place During NGTBan Phase: Comptroller ...

A CORRESPONDENT. SHILLONG: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for the year ended March 31, 2018, has revealed illegal mining and transportation of coal during the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban period. It may be mentioned that the NGT had banned coal mining in Meghalaya on April 17, 2014 and subsequently from time to time allowed transportation of coal ...

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Illegal coal mining inseparable part of Meghalaya politics

Dec 31, 2018· Illegal coal mining inseparable part of Meghalaya politics Political analysts said that the Congress suffered the ire of mine owners and workers following the NGT ban, although the government run by the party had appealed to the tribunal to withdraw its order.

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Supreme Court bans transportation of coal in Meghalaya ...

Jan 15, 2019· The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of coal in Meghalaya till February 19, refusing to grant more time to mine owners to transport the coal that has already been extracted. The apex court ban comes a day after India Today's special investigative team exposed the dark side of rathole mining in Meghalaya.

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15 feared dead in coal mine: Come to Meghalaya to see just ...

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 rathole mining in Meghalaya, the predominant way of digging out coal in the state, is being flouted with abandon is an open secret.

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NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA …

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter. “The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has heard all parties on the ban and after three days will provide its set of new orders to be carried out ...

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After ban on coalmining, people from Meghalaya are taking ...

Rymbai owned a few coal mines at the village and never thought of farming as a viable alternative to coal mining until April last year when the NGT issued the blanket ban. "After the NGT ban, I was disillusioned as to what to do for my livelihood. We had become so dependent on coal mining prior to the ban," Rymbai said.

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Meghalaya India Environment Portal | News, reports ...

Rathole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban. Four years after the National Green Tribunal ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, illegal practices continue unabated in the state, putting lives at risk every day. There seems to be no hope at. 26/12/2018.

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How important is illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? The ...

Exactly how central coal mining is in Meghalaya is clear after a look at the election affidavits of seven legislators. In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned coal mining across the state as the water in several of Meghalaya's rivers have turned acidic because of unregulated mining.

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Ban of rat hole mining across Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas

6. National Green Tribunal report dated April 17, 2014 banning rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya. [click to view] 8. Detailed report of the condition of coal mines in Meghalaya [click to view] 7. NGT ban on rathole mining in Meghalaya to continue, Down to Earth report by Anupam Chakravartty. 11 June 2014 [click to view] 12.

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SC sets aside NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya: Conrad

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma has claimed that the Supreme Court during its judgment on Wednesday set aside the NGT ban on coal mining in the state.. However, the official judgment of the Supreme Court is yet to be made available, informed Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Meghalaya.

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The nth view on the NGT ban and Coal Mining in Meghalaya

So, it seems dubious for the NGT to impose a ban only on one side of the river on the Meghalaya side as mining on both sides are responsible for the acidity of the Kupli river from coal mining activities. When the ban on coal mining was enforced in Meghalaya by the NGT, mining activities on the other side of the river continued without ...

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