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SC to hear PIL on trapped miners in Meghalaya tomorrow

The Supreme Court (SC) on January 3, 2019, will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the issue of the 15 miners trapped in an illegal rathole coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The petition, filed by advocate Astha Sharma and Aditya N Prasad, seeks the SC’s direction ...

meghalaya coal mining: Latest News Videos, Photos about ...

May 01, 2019· meghalaya coal mining Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. meghalaya coal mining Blogs, Comments and Archive News on ... Adani urges govt to give 'fair go' for Australian coal mine project 17 Apr, 2019, IST. ... 9 Apr, 2019, IST. The miner still requires 9 more ...

Meghalaya govtcoal mafia nexus aids illegal mining ...

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has dispossessed 76 percent of the local tribal population of their land, resulting in largescale migration of the tribal poor to the urban centres of Shillong and Tura, the report says, adding that this was the major reason for inequality of wealth in the state.

SC Bans Transportation of Extracted Coal Lying at Various ...

Jun 26, 2019· The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned the transportation of extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya The order was passed by a bench comprising justices A K Sikri and S A Nazeer The bench issued notice to the Meghalaya Government, the Centre and others seeking their response on various issues connected with coal mining in the state

Final hearing on coal mining, SC sets 12 Nov | shillongtoday

Pic file photo. Shillong, Oct 5: The Supreme Court has set November 12 as the final hearing on the ongoing ban on coal mining imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Meghalaya. The order was passed during the hearing on the matter held in New Delhi on Friday. Sources informed that the apex court has fixed November 12 as the final hearing date on the matter.

SC to hear special leave petition on coal mining in ...

The Supreme Court will hear a special leave petition on November 2, which was filed by the Meghalaya State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners, Miners and Dealer’s Forum challenging an order passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) where it maintained that the ban on coal mining and transportation of the already mined coal in Meghalaya will continue.

Apex Court allows transportation of declared coal till Jan ...

While hearing a plea of State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners and Mine Dealers’ Forum to allow transportation of already extracted coal, the Apex Court has allowed till to transport the assessed and declared coal in state of Meghalaya. However, the ban hearing will be listed again on for final disposal.

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.

Meghalaya mines: Death traps in rat holes

Jan 11, 2019· Meghalaya mines: Death traps in rat holes One of India’s smallest states Meghalaya (population million) has 3,394 coal mine owners and is now plagued with illegal and unregulated mines, which are becoming death traps for the young workers

Meghalaya rathole coal mines SourceWatch

The Meghalaya "rathole" coal mines are a 5 million tonperannum ... and India's National Green Tribunal began investigating the mines, initiating a formal hearing in January 2014. In April 2014, the NGT issued an order halting coal mining in the Jaintia Hills and in two other smaller rathole coal mining areas in Meghalaya, accusing state ...

Final hearing date for Meghalaya mining issue

The Supreme Court will conduct a final hearing on issues related to coal mining in Meghalaya on December 4. It deferred its order regarding pleas for allowing transportation of extracted and assessed coal. There are at least five petitions before a bench of the apex court on the coalmining issue ...

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 …

Meghalaya State Portal

Meghalaya CM assures the State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners and Mine Dealers Forum to study the current status on the NGT ban on coal mining. Meghalaya CM called on by Secretary to discuss implementation of ambitious programme Divyangjan in the State. Two Day International Seminar at NEHU from March 27, 2018

Mining ban to continue in Meghalaya – The Shillong Times

SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal on Friday decided to carry on with the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya while also forming a new committee to decide on the transportation of extracted coal lying in coal quarries and depots after the committee submits its report after two weeks.

NGT hearing on coal mining ban on Thursday | shillongtoday

Apr 26, 2017· Shillong April 26: The hearing of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on ban on coal mining in Meghalaya will be held on Thursday. The NGT held the hearing in Tuesday in New Delhi but fixed another hearing on Thursday where the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, are expected to give their responses on mining guidelines submitted by Meghalaya.

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

Meghalaya: Mining ban, moving allowed, in between the ...

But the reason one sees so many coalladen trucks on the roads of Meghalaya is because, in at least seven consequent orders, the NGT and then the Supreme Court, hearing petitions by coalmine owners, allowed the transportation of coal mined prior to the implementation of the ban on April 17, 2014.

Meghalaya coal mine Latest News on Meghalaya coal mine ...

Four miners die of suffocation in Megahalaya coal mine. Four miners have died of suffocation inside hazardous rathole coal pits in a remote mining area near the IndoBangladesh border in Meghalaya’s South West Khasi Hills district and another was crushed in a quarry, officials said on Saturday. Oct 12, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

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 ...

Meghalaya govt fails to rescue trapped coal miners 23 days ...

The lawyer said during the hearing, the state government admitted that a large number of mines were operating illegally. At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370footdeep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya since December 13 and all efforts to pump the water out of flooded mine have been in vain.