Green Tribunal Bans Rat Hole Coal Mining

Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban ...

Dec 25, 2018· In 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned rat-hole coal mining. (Source: Meghalaya Police) There seems to be no hope at the end of the tunnel for the 15 labourers trapped in a coal mine a fortnight ago, as search operations have been suspended by the Meghalaya government for want of high-powered pumps to flush out water from the pit.

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The Structural Problems of Rat-Hole Mining in Meghalaya ...

On 17 April 2014, India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) temporarily banned rat-hole mining in Meghalaya. Before this, the state government was not concerned with the prevention of rat-hole mining, which has endangered the life of miners since the 1980s.

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Where coal is mined via ‘rat-holes’ | Hot India Report

Dec 23, 2018· Despite a ban, rat-hole mining remains a prevalent practice in Meghalaya, where a mine has collapsed and 15 workers are feared dead. What makes this method unsafe, and why is it widely followed? LAST WEEK, the collapse of a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, trapping at least 15 workers who were still missing […]

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Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban

Dec 25, 2018· Rat-hole 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.

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Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban - Report

Dec 28, 2018· PTI reported that 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.

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NGT continues ban on rat-hole mining in Meghalaya

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today refused to revoke its interim order banning the rat-hole coal mining ban in Meghalaya, but has permitted the extracted coal to be transported.

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National Green Tribunal: Coal mining ban: GoM to review ...

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 ...

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Meghalaya Mining Ban a Blessing! » Northeast Today

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on unscientific ‘rat hole’ coal mining in the state has a different blessing altogether, at least in West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills districts ...

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Rat-Hole Mining Rampant in Meghalaya Despite NGT Ban

Dec 26, 2018· Rat-Hole Mining Rampant in Meghalaya Despite NGT Ban. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal.

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Green tribunal bans rat-hole coal mining | Guwahati News ...

SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) reiterated its ruling to ban rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya, but provided partial relief to coal mine owners by allowing them to transport the coal ...

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Meghalaya: 13 trapped in ‘rat hole’ mine are proof that ...

Dec 15, 2018· In 2014, the National Green Tribunal imposed a ban in Meghalaya on rat-hole mining of coal – a technique that entails digging small vertical pits to reach the mineral. But activists have often ...

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

Dec 14, 2018· 13 Feared Dead In Flooded "Rat Hole" Mine In Meghalaya Unsafe rat-hole coal mining have been taking place illegally despite a National Green Tribunal ban …

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NGT ban on rat-hole mining in Meghalaya to continue

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to lift its interim ban on rat-hole 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 ...

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NGT imposes Rs 100cr fine on Meghalaya for failing to curb ...

The National Green Tribunal had ordered an interim ban on 'rat-hole' coal mining in Meghalaya from April 17, 2014.. Illegal coal mining. Meghalaya. National Green Tribunal. Rat-hole mining.

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

Despite a ban, rat-hole mining remains a prevalent practice in Meghalaya, where a mine has collapsed and 15 workers are feared dead. ... Where coal is mined via ‘rat-holes ... The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in 2014, and retained the ban in 2015, on grounds of it being unscientific and unsafe for workers. The state government has ...

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Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban | Top ...

Dec 27, 2018· According to government reports, the coal mining industry was among the biggest revenue earners for the state, generating about Rs 700 crore annually, prior to its ban in 2014. The National Green Tribunal had cited safety of miners as one of the reasons when it clamped down on coal mining in the state.

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‘RAT-HOLE’ MINING AND THE ‘NGT’ BAN: AN ANALYSIS OF …

attitude and opinion on the coal mining among the people it has gradually turned into a burning issue after the imposition of ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). 1.2.OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of NGT ban on Rat-Hole mining and its various parameters like social, economic and political issues in Meghalaya.

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SC pulls up Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal ...

The mine was located near the Lytein river in Ksan village. It is reported that the interiors of the mine flooded and collapsed when the miners were digging. The coal mining in Meghalaya using the ‘rat-hole mining’ technique has been banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014. But, it has been rampant till date.

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Rat Hole Minor Miners of Meghalaya - YouTube

May 01, 2017· Reports like this helped build a strong case against the practice, and helped in obtaining a total ban on rat hole mining in Meghalaya, by the National Green Tribunal of India.

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Opposition grows on National Green Tribunal's rat hole ...

Opposition grows on National Green Tribunal's rat hole mining ban in Meghalaya As the NGT bans rat hole mining in Meghalaya in a first attempt to stop the unregulated mining rampant in the state, opposition to its ruling grows by the day.

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The Quint: Coal Country: Two Years After a Ban, Mining ...

Mar 20, 2017· It’s been two years since the National Green Tribunal banned rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya – but the landscape continues to be dominated …

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Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban ...

Dec 26, 2018· Rat-hole 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.

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The high human, ecological cost of rat-hole mining

New Delhi: Rescue teams are trying to trace 15 workers trapped in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya for 18 days. Over the years, indiscriminate mining of coal, especially in the state, has taken a toll ...

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Meghalaya’s black holes: Unregulated rat-hole coal mines ...

Nov 29, 2018· India’s National Green Tribunal in 2014 banned rat hole mining of coal and its transportation over concerns for the environment and labour conditions in the tribal-majority state of Meghalaya. Rat hole mining of coal is an unscientific practice to extract coal …

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Everybody loves rat-hole mining in Meghalaya - India News

Dec 28, 2018· The ban on rat-hole mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014 was a major poll issue with politicians claiming that the ban has hit the local economy hard and the lives of poor people dependent on mining.

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NGT ban on Rat Hole Mining: A blessing in disguise – The ...

NGT ban on Rat Hole Mining: A blessing in disguise. ... The major cause of water pollution in the state is due to unscientific and unregulated mining and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has only done what the government should have done a long time ago if it is not for the fact that it has succumbed to the pressures from the mining lobby ...

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Green tribunal ban hearing today - Sangma requests Modi to ...

Shillong, July 31: Chief minister Mukul Sangma, under pressure to ensure that the National Green Tribunal’s ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya is lifted, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention. Sangma’s shot off the five-page letter on Monday. An NGT bench ...

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