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Ongoing debate on NGT ban on rat-hole coal mining – The ...

By H H MoenThe debate on the pros and cons of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on rat-hole mining continues. It is true the NGT ban has hit the coal mine owners hard. Not surprisingly it has made some organisations and individuals which are a


'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.


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 ...


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.


What is"rat hole"mining? This tradition has so far killed ...

Dec 22, 2018· Once the coal seam is found, rat-hole-sized tunnels are dug horizontally through which workers can extract the coal. When was it banned, and why? The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in 2014, and retained the ban in 2015, on grounds of …


Ban of rat hole mining across Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas

6. National Green Tribunal report dated April 17, 2014 banning rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya. [click to view] 8. Detailed report of the condition of coal mines in Meghalaya [click to view] 7. NGT ban on rat-hole mining in Meghalaya to continue, Down to Earth report by Anupam Chakravartty. 11 June 2014 [click to view] 12.


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 ...


Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining - downtoearth.org.in

Acting on the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Meghalaya government last week suspended rat-hole mining and transportation of coal in the entire state. The announcement came formally through a press statement by Y Tsering, state principal secretary for mining and geology. The ...


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.


Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban

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.


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.


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.


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 ...


green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining

green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining - sagsa.co.za. Tribunal ban on rat-hole mining stays lSale of extracted SHILLONG: In a major setback for the coal mine owners of the state, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday refused to revoke its interim order banning the rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya, but at the same time permitted sale of coal that already had been extracted.


green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining

green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining. green tribunal bans rat hole coal mining - sagsa.co.za. Tribunal ban on rat-hole mining stays lSale of extracted SHILLONG: In a major setback for the coal mine owners of the state, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday refused to revoke its interim order banning the rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya, but at the same time permitted sale of coal ...