Meghalaya: Illegal coal mining claims 2 more lives

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.

Meghalaya govt’s failure to regulate coal mines irks many

Jan 12, 2019· Shillong: Following the recent tragedy at an illegal ‘rat-hole’ coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, the coal mine owners, dealers and transporters of the East Jaintia Hills have registered protest against the failure of the state government to regulate coal mining in Meghalaya.

Mining activities continue as usual in East Jaintia Hills ...

SUTNGA/ SHILLONG: The ban imposed by both the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal on illegal coal mining and transportation has had no impact in the coal belts of East Jaintia Hills. Despite repeated instructions and orders, there is no end to the illegal mining and transportation of coal.

At least 13 miners feared trapped inside illegal 'rat mine ...

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.

The Hindu Editorial - Death traps: on Meghalaya's illegal ...

Two workers have been found dead in a second mine in the East Jaintia Hills district. The primary responsibility for the operation of illegal mines lies with the State government, and it should be called to account for ignoring the directions of the National Green Tribunal to close them and levy punitive royalties on those that extracted the coal.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Rescue teams make no headway - …

Dec 18, 2018· 5 days on, there's no trace of 13 labourers who are still trapped inside an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills. 5 days on, there's no trace of 13 labourers who are still trapped inside an ...

Meghalaya mine owner arrested, hope dips for survival of ...

Meghalaya police have arrested the owner of the illegal coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners, trapped due to flooding on Thursday, are yet to be located and rescued.

Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years ...

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.

Illegal coal mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban ...

Jan 02, 2019· 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, narrates an entirely different ...

Trapped Miners: Illegal coal mining inseparable part of ...

Dec 31, 2018· Meghalaya has 576 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal spread across South Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills, East Garo Hills, Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills. After the recent incident of miners getting trapped in a rat-hole mine, chief minister Sangma said on December 14, “We are aware that illegal mining activity is going on and appropriate ...

Meghalaya: In the Jaintia Hills, fear of coal mafia and ...

Jan 12, 2019· 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 ...

Illegal coal mining: 13 innocent people pay the price?

Is the illegal coal mining still taking place in the coal rich areas of Meghalaya? The question is now reverberating as 13 coal miners are reported feared dead in a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills on Thursday morning. The NGT’s ban four years ago seems to have had little effect.

13 feared dead at illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, India

Dec 14, 2018· 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.

Stop illegal mining or face contempt of court: NGT panel ...

Jan 12, 2019· The committee headed by Justice B.P. Katakey also took stock of the rescue operations to evacuate the 15 miners who have been trapped inside an illegal flooded coal mine since December 13 at Ksan village in State's East Jaintia Hills district. "They have given us a progress report about the rescue operations.

Interview | Agnes Kharshiing, the Woman Meghalaya's Coal ...

Dec 26, 2018· Accusations are levelled against you for being insensitive to the woes of the poor people of the coal mining areas of Jaintia Hills who need a livelihood. ... It’s a network that allows illegal ...

Where coal is mined via ‘rat-holes’ | Explained News, The ...

Dec 20, 2018· LAST WEEK, the collapse of a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, trapping at least 15 workers who were still missing until Wednesday and are feared dead, has thrown the spotlight on a procedure known as “rat-hole mining”. Although banned, it remains the prevalent procedure for coal mining in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya Illegal Mining: At Least 13 Trapped Labourers ...

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

Ban of rat hole mining across Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas

28. Down To Earth. 13 miners feared dead after an illegal mine got flooded in East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya [click to view] The Print. The Ineffectiveness of the NGT coal mine in Meghalaya. [click to view] 27. The Shillong Times.

Meghalaya: East Jaintia Hills illegal coal mine floods, 13 ...

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.

Coal mining tragedy: Exposing the “suppressed” truth ...

During that period of time, the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had time and again maintained that there was no illegal coal mining in the state ever since the NGT ban in 2014. ALSO READ | Meghalaya: 13 people trapped in coal mine in Jaintia Hills…

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes ...

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 …

Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya; 2 miners found ...

The bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday.

13 Feared Dead In Flooded "Rat Hole" Mine In Meghalaya

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

Following mining mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills ...

Dec 29, 2018· Shillong: The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya has urged the state government to take steps for legalising coal mining, alleging "rampant" unlawful mining activities in the region. The demand comes following the coal mine disaster in Meghalaya in which 15 people are still trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine at Lumthari village in East Jaintia Hills district since 13 December.

2 killed in another Meghalaya mine collapse; fate of 15 ...

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 ...

In Meghalaya, Illegal Mining Of Coal Has Political Support ...

Dec 29, 2018· In Meghalaya, Illegal Mining Of Coal Has Political Support, Claims Report About 30 per cent of the 374 candidates who contested the assembly …

15 Men Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in ...

Jan 16, 2019· 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.

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

Illegal mining: NGT slaps ₹100 crore fine on Meghalaya ...

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.

Illegal Coal Mining - BJYM demands CBI probe in East ...

Nov 12, 2018· Sylvester Nongtnnger, police chief of East Jaintia Hills, said that "A suo moto case was taken up by police since the victims are not in a position to file an FIR as they are in a serious condition.

Meghalaya babus allowing illegal coal mining: Wildlife ...

Sep 20, 2018· 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 ...

Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave - The ...

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

Meghalaya Mining: Two Weeks On, 15 Workers Still Trapped

It has been two weeks since at least 15 mine workers have been trapped in an illegal mine in Meghalaya’s coal-rich East Jaintia Hills area. Now the Indian Air Force and a 21-member team of Odisha Fire Services have come forward to lend their help.

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