Meghalaya’s rat hole traps - The Hindu
As efforts are under way to reach 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal pit in Meghalaya since December 13, the tragedy puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of coal mining in the State,Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government failed the,,Fifteen miners are trapped in an illegal "rat-hole" mine in Meghalaya, and their families have given up hope that they'll be rescued alive. The unscientific mining of coal using small horizontal holes along the coal seams has been banned by the National Green Tribunal since 2014.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.Meghalaya Coal Mining: SC Order A Setback for ADCs and,,All mines big or small need environmental clearance, ruled the SC. Besides the immediate implications for coal mining in Meghalaya, this litigation has cost the Autonomous District Councils dearly because the judgment has chipped away at their perceived powers.Coal Mining Has Been Reopened in India’s Meghalaya, but,,Coal mining has been reopened in the Indian state of Meghalaya, but it isn’t clear that government protections will improve life for workers or help…Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining,Noting that such activity has created an “alarming situation” in Meghalaya, the bench chaired by Justice P Jyothimani on April 17 this year directed the chief secretary of Meghalaya and the state director general of police to ensure that rat-hole mining/illegal mining and illegal transport of the illegally mined coal is stopped forthwith,Meghalaya mine collapse: What it's like to work in a 'rat,,These mines are privately owned and it is not clear how many exist. India is the world's third largest coal-producing nation and coal provides 60% of the country's energy needs. But the industry,Mining in India's Northeast - India Briefing News,As of now, Meghalaya has no proper regulatory regime for mining, and mines and minerals are subject to a cluster of central laws, namely The Mines Act, 1952, The Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957, and The Coal Mines (Nationalization) Act, 1973.Coal in Meghalaya - Manufacturers and Suppliers India,Find Coal manufacturers, Coal suppliers, exporters, wholesalers and distributors in Meghalaya India - List of Coal selling companies from Meghalaya with catalogs, phone numbers, addresses & prices for Coal.