Meghalaya Coal Mine News: Latest News and Updates on ...

Jul 20, 2019· After Meghalaya Mine Tragedy, 2 Killed as Illegal Jharkhand Mine Caves in; Data Show Fatalities Are on The Rise. Data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment and news reports shows that at least 1,666 coal mine accidents happened between 2013 and 2016. Among these, as many as 261 were fatal accidents, causing at least 297 deaths.

After Meghalaya's Claims of 32 Lakh Metric Ton Coal, NGT ...

Jul 24, 2019· It may be noted that Katakey had visited coal mines in Jaintia hills last year and said there are over 24,000 mines in the region alone. Meanwhile, the Meghalaya government filed communication urging the committee to give them a month's time for formulation of policy for the disposal of coal to which the NGT panel agreed.

Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining ...

Dec 17, 2018· In 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned rat-hole coal mining. (Source: Meghalaya Police) Even as 13 miners trapped by the flooding of an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya are presumed dead, the Union Coal Ministry has before it a formal proposal sent by the Meghalaya government seeking a way around a mining ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT…

SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be seen ...

SC order revoking NGT ban on coal mining should be seen holistically: Meghalaya CM Speaking on the occasion Sangma said, "It goes to the whole level of telling the whole nation that our rights are unique, our people are unique and the traditional laws that we've had must be recognized".

NGT questions Meghalaya govt records on 2012 ...

Nov 18, 2013· NGT questions Meghalaya govt records on 2012 mining incident. The National Green Tribunal Monday raised doubts regarding reports and other records submitted by Meghalaya government about a 2012 mining accident there when 15 persons were allegedly trapped in a coal mine, saying the documents don`t seem to be that old.

'State Has Obligation To Ensure Clean Environment': SC ...

Jul 03, 2019· All Dimasa Students Union], the court further held that the State of Meghalaya has ample power and jurisdiction to check, control and prohibit coal mining operations in Hill Districts of State of ...

Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own ...

Jan 19, 2019· Experts say scientifically done mining will be equally damaging. "In Meghalaya, coal is found 200-300 feet below the ground level, unlike Assam and Jharkhand where it is 15 feet below," explains Naba Bhattacharjee, a Shillong-based commissioner with the NGT. "The width of the coal seam is 2-3 feet, but it runs horizontally.

SC verdict on coal mining people's victory: Meghalaya CM ...

Aug 15, 2019· India News: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday hailed as "people's victory" the Supreme Court directive to lift the NGT ban on coal mining and s

Inside Meghalaya's coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of ...

Dec 31, 2018· India News; Inside Meghalaya's coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of NGT ban ... Inside Meghalaya's coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of NGT ban. Updated: December 31, 2018 9:07:59 am. 1 / 9 . 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 ...

NGT committee recommends greater compensation for mining ...

READ | NGT Committee Asks Meghalaya To Submit Revised Coal Transport Policy On Nov 21. Three mining tragedies in which compensation is being issued. Two miners were killed at Mooknor area in East Jaintia Hills district on January 6, 2019; Sixteen miners were killed inside the 370-foot-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan area on ...

NGT Panel Meet on Coal Mining in Shillong

Jul 24, 2019· A Correspondent. SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government on Tuesday has sought time from the NGT Committee on coal mining to make a policy decision on issues of auctioning and transportation of coal as per the direction of the Supreme Court. During the NGT panel meet which was held in the city, the government asked the Justice (retired) BP Katakey led-committee to give a …

Citizens' report urges halt on coal mining in Meghalaya ...

Jan 14, 2019· The first volume of the citizens' report examines the claims about livelihood and tribal autonomy vis-a-vis coal mining. It looks at how and why unregulated and illegal coal mining in Meghalaya continues even after the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT…

NGT committee approves transportation of 2 ...

Mar 12, 2020· Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday said a committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has approved transportation of two lakh metric tonne of coal in the state on condition that safety and environment norms will be followed. The NGT committee headed by Justice (Retd) B D Agarwal which met here on Thursday has given the nod for transportation of the two lakh …

Coal auctioning process in Meghalaya to start within 10 ...

The NGT committee had earlier approved auctioning of 2 lakh metric tons of extracted coal in Meghalaya out of 32,56,715 lakhs metric tons of extracted coal. There are 75,000 MT in East Jaiñtia Hills district, 50,000 MT each in West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills districts, and 25,000 MT in South West Khasi Hills district.

Meghalaya suspends rat

Acting on the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Meghalaya government last week suspended rat-hole mining and transportation of coal in the entire state. The announcement came formally through a press statement by Y Tsering, state principal secretary for mining and geology.

NGT is overtly focused on coal mining only: Saleng – The ...

NGT is overtly focused on coal mining only: Saleng. NGT is overtly focused on coal mining only: Saleng. MEGHALAYA News Alert. By By Our Reporter Last updated Feb 11, 2020. ... that the NGT should concentrate more on deforestation and other related sectors in the state rather than focusing only coal mining.

Supreme Court resumes hearing on coal mining ban in Meghalaya

An NGT constituted high level committee had submitted a report to the tribunal which stated that most of the mines in Meghalaya were still operating without a licence even after the ban was imposed. The NGT said that the fine was imposed due to failure of Meghalaya government to stop illegal mining in the state and suggested that the amount can ...

No extracted coal to be moved from Meghalaya after May 15: NGT

NEW DELHI: No extracted coal would be allowed to be transported from Meghalaya after May 15 when the state government will take it over and will be free to sell or auction it, the National Green Tribunal has said. The green panel, however, allowed the state government's plea seeking extension of time for payment of royalty along with environmental charges to the Meghalaya Environmental ...

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA …

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the matter. "The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has heard all parties on the ban and after three days will provide its set of new orders to be carried out ...

Coal mining poll plank in Meghalaya | Deccan Herald

The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on coal mining in Meghalaya in 2014 has become a campaign topic for political parties vying for the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Meghalaya coal mine

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. Oct 12, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

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May 20, 2020· The court allowed Coal India Limited, in consultation with the NGT committee and Meghalaya's Mining and Geology department, to auction the remaining 32,56,715 metric tonnes of coal lying unused. In March, the NGT committee headed by former Justice BD Aggarwal approved the auction and transport of 2 lakh metric tonnes on a trial basis.

NGT to take up ban on coal mining today – The Shillong Times

The NGT will conduct a hearing on the interim ban on rat-hole coal mining and transportation of coal, alleged presence of child labourers in the coal mines, and the July 6, 2012, incident in South Garo Hills where 15 miners were reportedly trapped in a mine. Earlier, the hearing was supposed to be held at the State Convention Centre, Shillong.

Coal mining ban: GoM to review NGT decision

GUWAHATI: The Meghalaya government will soon set up a group of ministers to examine the four-year-old ban by National Green Tribunal (NGT) on rat-hole coal mining, which was the source of ...

Meghalaya Coal Mining: Latest News, Photos, Videos on ...

Aug 15, 2019· Meghalaya has been ordered to deposit Rs 100 crore in fines, imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), for failing to curb illegal coal mining in the state Second Body Pulled Out Of Meghalaya ...

Provide compensation to Meghalaya coal mine victims: NGT

Dec 21, 2018· Shillong: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Meghalaya government to provide compensation packages to the victims or those injured in coal mine mishaps over the years. The NGT also directed the state government to provide compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to next kin of those killed in the recent coal mine tragedy in East Jaintia Hills.

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for ...

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills ...

NGT panel for payment of more compensation to mine victims ...

Shillong, Nov 16: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed committee headed by Justice (retired) B.P. Katakey has decided to recommend the NGT payment of additional compensation to the next of kin of coal miners killed in three different mining tragedies in Meghalaya. Sixteen miners were killed inside the 370-foot-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan area on December 13, 2018 ...