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Rescue operation underway at coal mine in East Jaintia

Dec 27, 2018The miners, on December 13, got trapped in an illegal coal mine at Ksan in Saipung area of the Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills after it collapsed and got flooded by the adjacent Lytein River.

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Jaintia Hills India Environment Portal News, reports

JOWAI The slow progress in trials is leading to piling up of cases related to NGT mining ban violation in Jaintia Hills, the mineral-rich part of the State. Illegal extraction and transportation of coal

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Illegal, unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya caused

A total of 15 miners were trapped on December 13 last year in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Lytein

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NGT asks Meghalaya police to stop illegal mining Deccan

On December 13, water from nearby Lytein river flooded a network of tunnels in a coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills, trapping 15 men and prompting a rescue attempt that has failed

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Massive operation on to rescue 13 people trapped in

A massive rescue and search operation is on to pull out 13 people who are trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coal mine in a remote part of Meghalaya since last two days.

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BJP backing illegal coal-mining in Meghalaya, says former

Jan 21, 2019BJP backing illegal coal-mining in Meghalaya, says former CM Mukul Sangma Chief Minister Conrad Sangma's government in Meghalaya for the delay in operations to rescue the trapped miners at a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district and said that the delay indicates insensitivity and incompetence of the government.

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COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS

COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS {Paper presented at North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati, on 3rd October 2012} Coal is an important mineral resource of Meghalaya. It is estimated that there are about 640 million tonnes of

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statistic of population in coal mining jaintia hills

Jaintia Hills District Govt. of Meghalaya, Home (Police) Department 25 May 2012 Majority of the people living in the Jaintia Hills District are Jaintias or Pnars. Most of them are agriculturists and coal mining is another thriving

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Meghalaya Coal Mine Collapse 13 trapped; CM admits to

An unfortunate accident in Meghalaya gained the headlines when around 13 miners are believed to be trapped in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills. 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.

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unscientific coal mining in garo hills in meghalaya

13 trapped in illegal coal mine in Meghalaya msn. SHILLONG At least 13 people were trapped and feared dead due to flooding in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills

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Meghalaya 13 Miners Trapped in 'Rat-hole' Illegal Coal

Dec 15, 2018Guwahati Thirteen people trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya's coal-rich East Jaintia Hills are feared dead, reports claimed. The efforts that

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Photos India's Illegal Coal Mines Business Insider

An Indian non-profit Impulse believes 70,000 child miners worked in the mines in Jaintia Hills. The state government however rejected this figure and put it at about 222 workers. Daniel Berehulak

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Mining mafia is wreaking havoc across India Newspaper

Mukul Sangma, a former chief minister and the Congress leader, said illegal mining happened in the Jaintia Hills of the state because of the greed of the people in power.

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SC seeks status report from Centre, Meghalaya govt on

On December 13, 15 miners were trapped in an illegal rat-hole mine in the East Jaintia Hills.

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Within Less Than A Month, Another Illegal Coal Mine

Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hill district is rich in coal with many of coal mines being illegal. Within Less Than A Month, Another Illegal Coal Mine Collapses In Meghalaya Killing At Least Two Swarajya

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MDA Govt's lies on illegal coal mining has been exposed

MDA Govt's lies on illegal coal mining has been exposed Dr Mukul 9 months ago January 3, 2019 Shillong Today Shillong, Jan 3 Former Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma said that the incident of miners getting trapped inside a coal mine in East Jaitia Hills district has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the state government is "facilitating and encouraging" illegal mining.

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Trapped miners in Meghalaya yet to be rescued

Dec 14, 2018SHILLONG, Dec 14 Thirteen miners who were trapped inside a coal pit filled with gallons of water in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district are yet to be reached or rescued. Official sources on Friday indicated the chances of their survival is bleak, even as Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma has admitted that illegal mining activities are going on despite the NGT ban.

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Illegal Coal Mining BJYM demands CBI probe in East

Illegal Coal Mining BJYM demands CBI probe in East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya

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Illegal Coal Mining Takes Lives of 2 More in Meghalaya

In another instance of illegal rat-hole mining in Meghalaya, two people were killed, and their bodies were recovered from the mine in Jalyiah village in the East Jaintia Hills. The officials suspect that the miners died when the boulders hit them. Three more, locals said, are trapped in another rat

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Congress rule abetted illegal mining in Meghalaya, reveals

Guwahati Fifteen coal miners are still trapped in Meghalaya and are yet to be rescued from the East Jaintia Hills. A citizens' report prepared by a group of 22 activists revealed that the Meghalaya government was complicit in helping the miners extract and transport coal.

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Navy divers detect one body in flooded coal mine in

Navy divers Thursday found the body of one of the 15 miners who got trapped in a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district over a month ago, officials said.

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SC seeks status report from Centre, Meghalaya govt on

Twenty-three days after 15 miners were trapped in an illegal rat-hole mine in the East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, authorities are still in the dark and are unsure about whether those trapped are

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Hopes fade for 15 workers trapped in illegal mining 'rat

The accident in the East Jaintia Hills district might have gone undetected were it not for a handful of survivors. One 22-year-old told an Indian television station that the coal in the mine was

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Hundreds of illegal coal trucks ignore ban in Meghalaya

Nov 12, 2018The All Dimasa Students' Union had said illegal rat-hole mining in Jaitia Hills was polluting the Kopili river, which made it acidic. Although the tribunal and the Supreme Court had permitted transportation of the extracted and assessed coal at various intervals, the NGT had on August 31 refused to lift the ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya.

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Illegal mining Supreme Court orders Meghalaya to deposit

The mine was what is known as a 'rat-hole' mine. A rat-hole mine is made by digging pits into the ground to reach the coal seam. These rat-hole mines are spread throughout Meghalaya, but are mostly concentrated in the Jaintia Hills, the South Garo Hills around the towns of Baghamara and Nangalbibra, and the area around Nongjri and Shallang in the West Khasi Hills.

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Jaintia Hills India Environment Portal News, reports

Illegal extraction and transportation of coal. 319 trucks seized, 544 arrested in 3 years for defying NGT ban After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning the unscientific rat hole mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya, East Jaintia Hills District police have so far seized around 319 coal laden trucks.

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Month after mishap, NGT asks Meghalaya police to crack

Jan 13, 2019NGT had imposed blanket ban on coal mining, 1200 cases of illegal rat-hole mining in East Garo Hills, South-West Khasi Hills and West and East Jaintia Hills districts. Rat-hole mining

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The Hindu Editorial Death traps on Meghalaya's illegal

Two workers have been found dead in a second mine in the East Jaintia Hills district. The primary responsibility for the operation of illegal mines lies with the State government, and it should be called to account for ignoring the directions of the National Green Tribunal to close them and levy punitive royalties on those that extracted the coal.

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Meghalaya 13 Miners Trapped in 'Rat-hole' Illegal Coal

Dec 15, 2018Guwahati Thirteen people trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya's coal-rich East Jaintia Hills are feared dead, reports claimed. The efforts that have been continuing since Thursday, to

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Hundreds of illegal coal trucks ignore ban in Meghalaya

Nov 12, 2018The All Dimasa Students' Union had said illegal rat-hole mining in Jaitia Hills was polluting the Kopili river, which made it acidic. Although the tribunal and the Supreme Court had permitted transportation of the extracted and assessed coal at various intervals, the NGT had on August 31 refused to lift the ban on rat-hole coal mining in

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