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Meghalaya: The acidic and dying rivers of Jaintia Hills ...

 · Another 2012 report by the MSPCB attributed acid effluents from coal mines as the major probable causes of water pollution in the area. ... catchment areas in coal mining areas in Meghalaya…

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Nine trapped Meghalaya miners'' families agree to stop ...

 · Nine trapped Meghalaya miners'' families agree to stop search operations. Shillong: Families of nine of the 16 miners trapped inside an illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December, have given consent to the district adminitration to stop the ongoing search operations which entered its 130th day on Sunday, officials said.

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Meghalaya mining ban

 · Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has been a thriving business perpetuate with the blessings of powerful vested interest coteries that also involve influential politicians. The prevalence of such unscientific coal mining has over the years caused irreparable harm to the region''s natural environment and unless this is checked with a firm hand ...

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Carbon Sequestration and Soil CO2 Flux in Reclaimed Coal ...

 · Globally, India is the third largest producer of coal (next to China and United States), produced 639 million tons (MT) of coal in the year 2015–16, against 609 MT in 2014–15 showing an increase of 4.69% over the previous year ().Of the total coal production of 639 MT, 92.74% of coal was produced by opencast mines (593 MT) and rest 7.26% from underground mines (46 MT).

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Rat-Hole Mining Rampant in Meghalaya Despite NGT Ban

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

 · 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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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave

 · 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.

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Meghalaya: Fate of Five Miners Stuck in Coal Mine Unkown ...

Eyewitnesses told the paper that the mine-owner, one Nizam Ali, was absconding. The Opposition Congress has slammed the government, saying it had repeatedly denied that illegal coal mining activities were taking place. Such mining continues to take place in Meghalaya, despite having been banned by the NGT in 2014, due to a lack of jobs.

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Why illegal coal mining in Meghalaya employ rat-hole ...

 · Even though the government of Meghalaya has initiated the process of coal mining in a legalised manner after an order from the Supreme Court of India almost two years ago, the recent case of five miners getting trapped in a rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills district is indicative of the fact that the state has a long way to go before it can end illegal coal mining.

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NGT concludes proceedings on Meghalaya mining ban

 · Coal mining was banned in Meghalaya by the NGT on April 17, 2014. Several committees were set up by the Tribunal to oversee that illegal mining does not take place and also recommend ways to restore the damaged environment in the coal mining areas. In July 2019, the Supreme Court, following an appeal by the State Government, lifted the ban on ...

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Degradation of land due to coal mining and its natural ...

restore the nutrient level but also the vegetation cover on coal-mining-affected lands. The state of Meghalaya, which is a union of three hill territories, namely, Garo, Khasi and Jaintia, has de posits of 560 million tonnes of coal distributed over 20 coalfieids and covering an area of about 285 km2 (Table 1) The coal seam lies just 3-8 m down ...

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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. The horizontal tunnels are often termed "rat-holes", as each just about fits one ...

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Can the effects of mining be undone? | India Water Portal

 · Meghalaya is rich in minerals, especially coal. This has led to rampant mining in the state. Large scale denudation of forest cover, scarcity of water, destruction of water sources, pollution of air, water and soil, and degradation of agricultural lands are some of the conspicuous environmental implications of coal mining. Despite this, no significant restoration activities have been ...

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Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers ...

 · Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers rescue efforts ... coal pit in the remote Umpleng area of Sutnga Elaka since Sunday when a dynamite blast had led to the flooding of the coal mine. ... The Umpleng accident is similar to one in which an illegal rat-hole mine in Ksan area of the same district was flooded on 13 December 2018.

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Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban

 · 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. Four years after the National Green Tribunal ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, illegal practices continue unabated in the state, putting …

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Remote sensing of severely degraded land: Detection of ...

 · Impact of coal mining on plant diversity and tree population structure in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, North East India N. Y. Sci. J., 3 ( 2010 ), pp. 79 - …

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Limestone can help neutralize Meghalaya streams polluted ...

A paper titled Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage Contaminated Water and Ecorestoration of Stream in a Coal Mining Area of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya jointly written by Pyrbot, Singh and ...

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Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage Contaminated Water ...

 · The unscientific mining of coal without environmental safeguards in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya has adversely affected the water resources of the area, leading to streams with a pH of 3–5. The acidic stream water is not suitable for human use and lacks aquatic life. The prevailing situation demanded immediate neutralization and eco-restoration. Considering the need, the water of Moolawar …

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Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers ...

 · Miners still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, rain hampers rescue efforts. Illegal rat-hole mining is allegedly rampant in Meghalaya, despite a ban imposed on such activities by the National Green Tribunal in 2014. File image of accident site at Umpleng in Meghalaya''s East Jaintia Hills district. Shillong: Heavy rainfall on Tuesday is hampering ...

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Meghalaya village turns oasis in coal mine desert

 · Rat-hole coal mining had sucked the life out of Moolamylliang less than a decade ago. The village in Meghalaya''s East Jaintia Hills district has now risen like the …

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India''s Treacherous Coal Mines in Meghalaya

 · The Meghalaya box mine is a fiercesome sight. At the surface, it appears as a nearly perfect square of dark, empty air measuring 10 by 10 meters (32 feet). The sides of the mine, cut from limestone and sandstone, typically plunge 60 to 70 meters (197 to 230 feet) straight down to the coal seams at the black bottom.

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Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board

Report filed by the CPCB on measures to restore the environment corrupted due to rat hole mining in Meghalaya, 26/11/2019; Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding unregulated coal mining in the tribal areas of Meghalaya, 03/07/2019; E-waste collection drive launched in Meghalaya

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THE GROWTH OF LOCAL TREE SPECIES ON POST-COAL MINING AREAS ...

Post-coal mining areas need rehabilitation to restore its functionality. Not all plants could grow well on bare ex-coal mining area because of the excessive light intensity and extreme temperature fluctuations. This study is aimed to determine suitable local tree species for rehabilitating mined areas.

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Third body fished out from flooded coal mine in Meghalaya

 · Third body fished out from flooded coal mine in Meghalaya. Shillong, June 25: More than three weeks after an illegal coal pit in Meghalaya''s East Jaintia district was flooded trapping five miners, rescuers on Friday fished out another body from the 152-metre-deep mine, an official said. This is the third body to be pulled out from the rat-hole ...

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Mining in India''s Northeast

 · In Meghalaya, this has additionally resulted in the displacement of the indigenous people of the state, culminating in a ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal. Considering that coal mining provides seven to eight percent of the state''s GDP, the ban has adversely impacted Meghalaya…

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Rescuers unable to retrieve object suspected to be body of ...

Rescuers unable to retrieve object suspected to be body of miner from Meghalaya coal pit Shillong, June 17: Rescuers on Thursday were unable to retrieve a "suspicious object", likely to be the body of a miner, due to the accumulation of debris at the bottom of the flooded 152-metre-deep coal pit in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district ...

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First body retrieved from flooded Meghalaya coal mine ...

 · Dynamite was used to break the coal seams, which accidentally either hit a water body or another nearby flooded mine, inundating the mine and trapping the five miners, officials said. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned the hazardous rat-hole coal mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya in 2014.

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LAND DEGRADATION DUE TO MINING AND ITS REMEDIAL …

the more productive the mine. Stripping ratio varies with the area under mining. According to the data generated by the Indian Bureau of Mines, average stripping ratio for limestone mines in India is 1:1.05. For large-scale cement sector with captive mines, the average stripping ratio is only 1.05. This is quite good, however, the generation of

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Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology

Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of valuable minerals such as coal, limestone, kaolin, clay, granite, glass-sand and uranium. The table below gives information about various mineral resources of the State. Cherrapunjee, Mawlong, Ishamati, Shella, Komorrah, Borsora, Bagli in Khasi Hills ...

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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. A top police officer told reporters that it took them long to locate the quarry as local people were scared to divulge information, fearing a backlash from mine owners.

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Mining ban to continue in Meghalaya

 · mining ban was in progress inside the court on Friday. (ST) 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.

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Raids in suspected illegal coal mining areas in Meghalaya ...

 · Meghalaya Police along with executive magistrates conducted several raids in suspected illegal coal mining areas at Umpleng and Sakhaiñ village in East Jaiñtia Hills district on Wednesday.. IK Iangrai, assistant inspector general of police (A) informed that a joint inspection team which comprised executive magistrates and police of East Jaintia Hills district conducted the raids.

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