5 Feared Trapped In Meghalaya Mine For 12 Days, Rescuers ...

 · The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had in 2014 imposed a blanket ban on rathole coal mining across the state. But still illegal mining is taking place in the state in violation of the order, officials said. The Meghalaya government has sought help from the Indian Navy as the rescue operation for trapped miners inside an illegal coal mine hasn't made any headway so far. Five labourers have .

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15 Men Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in ...

 · New Delhi: A committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has blamed the "unabated illegal mining" in Meghalaya for triggering the tragedy, entrapping 15 workers in a 320feet deep rathole coal mine.

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Coal Country: Two Years After a Ban, Mining Persists in ...

 · It's been two years since the National Green Tribunal banned rathole coal mining in Meghalaya – but the landscape continues to be dominated by the industry.

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NGT continues ban on rathole mining in Meghalaya

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

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NGT refuses to revoke ban on Meghalaya rathole mining ...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday did not revoke its interim ban on rathole coal mining in Meghalaya, but extended the validity of royalty payment and transportation of extracted coal kept in the open. The tribunal's special circuit bench, eastern zone, comprising of Justice Salvi and expert member Ranjan Chatterjee also directed the Meghalaya government to fasten up the process ...

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Rat hole mining in Meghalaya

 · In April 17, 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned rathole coal mining in Meghalaya, but conditionally allowed transportation of extracted coal. Rathole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 34 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal. The horizontal tunnels are often termed "ratholes", as each just about fits one person. The miners would crawl into rat holes ...

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Coal Mine Tragedy in Meghalaya – How dangerous are coal ...

 · Hazardous rathole coal mining is not permitted in Meghalaya after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in since the ban, 144 cases of illegal coal mining and more than 1,500 cases of illegal transportation of coal have been registered in the state.

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National Green Tribunal Analysis

The NGT banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without licence and Environmental Clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. In a landmark order passed on April 17 2015, the tribunal issued an interim ban on rathole coal mining and transportation of the mineral in the Meghalaya.

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NGT retains ban on mining in Meghalaya

 · The National Green Tribunal (NGT) refused to lift the interim ban on mining in Meghalaya in a hearing on March 25. On April 17 last year, it had issued an interim order to stop rathole coal mining across Meghalaya. It had also warned against illegal transportation of the mineral. "No order for fresh mining was passed, and it will be decided only after the state mining plan is in place ...

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

 · Illegal rathole mining is allegedly rampant in the state despite a ban imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal in 2014. In the rathole mining process, a deep vertical shaft is dug till coal seams are found. Once the seams are found, coal is taken out through small holes along the horizontal. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma held the state government responsible for the ...

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Meghalaya Government banned rathole coal mining coal ...

 · Government of Meghalaya to comply with an order of the National Green Tribunal banned rathole mining and transportation of coal throughout the state.

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2018 Meghalaya mining accident

Background. In 2014, Meghalaya's yearly coal production was around 6 million tonnes. In 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a government body that handles environmental issues in India, issued an order banning mining in Meghalaya, specifically banning mining through the 'rathole' technique.. But despite the ban, in subsequent orders following petitions by coal mine owners, the National ...

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After SC Rap, Meghalaya Govt Fined Rs 100 Crore by NGT ...

 · The National Green Tribunal had ordered an interim ban on 'rathole' coal mining in Meghalaya from April 17, 2014. The latest order comes when the authorities are finding it difficult to rescue the 15 miners trapped since December 13 in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya as there is no blueprint of the 355feet well which has a "maze of rat holes".

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Where coal is mined via 'ratholes' | Explained News,The ...

 · The coal seam in hills of Meghalaya is very thin, less than 2 m in most cases," he said. In the other type of rathole mining, called boxcutting, a rectangular opening is made, varying from 10 to 100 sq m, and through that is dug a vertical pit, 100 to 400 feet deep. Once the coal seam is found, ratholesized tunnels are dug horizontally ...

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Meghalaya: Bodies of 3 miners stuck in coal mine in East ...

 · Meghalaya: Bodies of 3 miners stuck in coal mine in East Jaintia Hills retrieved by Indian Navy divers, two yet to be taken out. Rat hole mining, which involves digging up of a narrow hole in the ground to extract holes, is banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) but it .

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Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding rathole ...

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding rathole coal mining in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, 17/04/2014 . 17/04/2014 National Green Tribunal Principal Bench, New Delhi has instructed Chief Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya to ensure that illegal rathole mining is stopped within the areas of Meghalaya. Read text of this 4page landmark interim order passed by Justice P. Jyothimani ...

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

The National Green Tribunal had ordered an interim ban on 'rathole' coal mining in Meghalaya from April 17, 2014. The latest order comes when the authorities are finding it difficult to ...

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green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining

Ban of rat hole mining across Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas . However, on April 17, 2014, the National Green Tribunal had ordered an interim ban on rathole coal mining in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya [6]. This interim ban was a result of a petition filed by the Assam based All Dimasa Student's Union and Dima Hasao district committee who had complained about the pollution of Kopili river ...

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Gov't of India's Meghalaya seeks help from navy as 6 ...

 · Reports said the mine was being illegally operated. In 2014, India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a blanket ban on rathole coal mining across the state. However, illegal mining is taking place in contravention of the ban. The police have arrested the owner of the coal mine and charged him with several cases including violating the NGT ban. Earlier this year six people were killed ...

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