In other parts of Meghalaya, communal land institutions have survived, but in Khasi-Jaintia Hills, the potentially higher profits from non-agricultural land use has led to land being set aside for mining, in particular coal mining.
"The new policy will prove beneficial for the people, coal mine owners, stakeholders, and also for the government," he said. Last week, the committee drafting the Meghalaya Mining Policy met to examine all the suggestions given to it by various stakeholders involved in mining on September 13 this year.
NGT lists case related to coal mining ban in Meghalaya. SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently listed the case relating to ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. Taiphur Wardkhar from Meghalaya Commercial Truck Owners and Operators Association said
NGT directs Meghalaya to submit coal mining plan in 6 weeks The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on Meghalaya government for not framing the coal mining plan for safety of workers and directed it submit » Learn More. coal mining in meghalaya Illegal private coal mines around Balpakram national park .
Meghalaya ministers to take stock of coal mining ban Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday said the government would soon constitute a Group of Ministers (GoMs) to study the National Green Tribunal ban on coal mining in the state.
Mining activities in Meghalaya are controlled by the state's indigenous people who own the land. The coal is extracted by a primitive surface mining method called "rat hole" mining that entails clearing ground vegetation and digging pits ranging from five to 100 sq.m. to reach the coal seams.
The elders in Jantia Hills said when coal was discovered for the first time, the villagers used to extract it in small quantities and then covered the pits with vegetation before moving out to new areas. The situation is different in the present coal mines in Meghalaya where mining is reckless.
Meghalaya Rights Activist Attacked by Coal Mafia for Taking Photos of Illegal Mining Thursday's incident is the second such attack in the state this year. In March, an RTI activist was found murdered in East Jaintia Hills district.
Unknown to the dangers of the coal mines in the Jaintia hills, children mostly minors from neighboring places came to the mossy, wet deep coal pits to earn a living. However there was lot more that they expected- snakes, falling rock and hostile pits.
Madal Sumer from Jowai, West Jaintia Hills, who has been pursuing the coal mine case, said he received information from reliable sources that the state government has decided to entrust CMPDI, which is a subsidiary unit of Coal India Limited, to regulate the coal mining in Meghalaya once the ban is …
The green bench has prohibited mining in the entire state of Meghalaya but allowed transportation of extracted coal kept in the open with due "checks and balances". The tribunal's observation came after the Meghalaya government sought extension of time for payment of royalty and transportation of already extracted coal.
How effectively and promptly the state and the mining community can act on their intentions now remains the question. Both are expected to make submissions before the tribunal on today. Order: Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding rat-hole coal mining in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, 17/04/2014
Four miners die of suffocation in Megahalaya coal mine. Four miners have died of suffocation inside hazardous rat-hole coal pits in a remote mining area near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district and another was crushed in a quarry, officials said on Saturday.
8 · SHILLONG: The Congress Legislature Party which met here on Wednesday asked Meghalaya government to stop illegal coal mining taking place in the state. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma said that the …