How important is illegal coal mining in Meghalaya?
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. My,In Meghalaya, where it took 15 deaths for the reality,The site is 48 km from where rights and anti-mining activist Agnes Kharshiing was assaulted a month ago for her campaign against illegal mining. East Jaintia Hills has a major share of an,Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining - Down,Mining activity in Jaintia hills is a small scale venture controlled by individuals who own the land, it is a primitive mining method and has been in practice in Jaintia hills and the state for years now. The method of rat-hole mining involves digging pits ranging from five to 100 m2 into the ground to reach the coal seam. Thereafter, tunnels,Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death,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.At least 13 miners feared trapped inside illegal 'rat,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.NGT panel blames 'un-abetted illegal mining' for,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.Dec report admits to illegal mining in Meghalaya,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.Inside Meghalaya’s coal mines: Lives at risk,,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. (Express,'Phaltu sarkar': In Meghalaya, the ban on coal,