Aug 20, 2014 · The state government's view on the negative environmental and social consequences of coal mining is reflected in the Meghalaya State Development Report of 2008. According to the report, 'unscientific mining has led to contamination of water bodies and rendering of large track of agricultural land infertile and unusable.
However, the Supreme Court, in a landmark order in July 2019 revoked the ban while upholding individual and community rights over mineral resources in Meghalaya whereby land owners were allowed to extract of coal under the MMDR Act. The apex court had directed the state government to hand over the illegally extracted coal to public sector major ...
Jul 03, 2019 · "Meghalaya has ample power and jurisdiction under the Act, 1957 and Rules, 1960 to check, control and prohibit coal mining operations in Hill Districts of State of Meghalaya.
Jun 18, 2021 · Hazardous rathole coal mining is not permitted in Meghalaya after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in 2014. In rathole mining, a deep vertical shaft is dug till coal seams are found, after which the mineral is taken out through small holes along a horizontal line of coal seams.
Mar 10, 2021 · Meghalaya is all set to soon start scientific mining of coal after the Centre has approved the state government's standard operating procedure (SOP) for grant. ... it has recognized that the land and the minerals belong to the people of the state," he said
While information on uranium reserves in general, and Meghalaya in particular, are not readily available from government agencies, as it is egorised as a 'strategic mineral', unofficial reports estimated the reserves in the State to range between 9 000 t and 14 000 t, ranking third among all other uraniumrich provinces in the country after ...
Jan 28, 2019 · A recent collapse in mineralsrich Meghalaya has prompted a new reckoning over the illegal mines, which have a dangerous reputation for their suffoing narrow tunnels and lack of safety
Meghalaya Bids Goodbye to Rathole Mining, But Systematic Coal Mining Still Far Away. The state would require at least 18 months to put in place a systematic coal mining regime compatible with the state's ground realities, said Meghalaya's Director of Mineral Resources (DMR) Arunkumar Kembhavi. Rabindra Nath Sinha. 04 Mar 2020.
Dec 15, 2018 · Up Next. Meghalaya: Efforts on to rescue 13 miners stuck in illegal coal pit; 13 miners trapped in Meghalaya coal pit; With Flagship 7nm Exynos .
Jun 02, 2021 · Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers rescue efforts. Heavy rainfall on Tuesday hampered operations to rescue at least five miners trapped for two days deep inside an illegal rathole coal pit in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district, officials said. .
Meghalaya has abundant but untapped natural resources, including coal, limestone, kaolin, feldspar, quartz, mica, gypsum, bauxite, and other minerals. Its sillimanite deposits (a source of highgrade ceramic clay) are reputedly the best in the world and account for almost all of India's sillimanite output.
Coal lots offered for sale through spot eauction to be held on 17th May, 2021 (810 kb) Office Order Officers for passing of Treasury Challans for Cess on Minor Minerals ( kb) Coal lots offered for sale through spot eauction to be held on 29th April 2021 ( ) Order Reserve price for eauction of extracted coal by CIL ( )
Jun 18, 2021 · Water level in Meghalaya coal mine recedes by 22 feet. Shillong, Jun 18 (PTI) The water level in the flooded 152metredeep coal pit in Meghalaya''s East Jaintia Hills district, where five people ...
May 31, 2021 · Miners at a rathole coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. This photo from 2020 was submitted by activists to the government as evidence of .
Jun 16, 2021 · SHILLONG: A body was retrieved on Wednesday afternoon from the flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district where five miners were trapped since May 30, .