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Meghalaya Coal Mine News: Latest News and Updates on ...

Jul 20, 2019· Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya Mine Was Disaster From Day One. The coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, where 14 workers are trapped since a week, has put the spotlight on rampant illegal coal mining in the state, despite a ban by National Green Tribunal in 2014.

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Fate of trapped Meghalaya miners uncertain, Navy divers ...

Dec 28, 2018· The miners are trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in the Ksan area of Lumthari village in Meghalaya since December 13. The Indian Air Force (IAF), Coal India Limited (CIL) and leading pump manufacturing company Kirloskar Brothers' Limited are already a part of the rescue team trying to bring out the 15 stranded miners from the illegal ...

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Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap?

Jan 07, 2019· On April 17, 2014, the National Green Tribunal imposed a blanket ban on unscientific methods of coal mining, particularly rat-hole mining, in Meghalaya. Rat-hole mining is a form of mining unique to Meghalaya owing to the thin layers of coal prevalent in the state and is considered to be a cheaper alternative to large-scale operations.

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No Way Trapped Meghalaya Miners Will Come Out Alive, Says ...

Dec 29, 2018· Asked on what prompted him to go and work in the dangerous coal mines of Meghalaya, Mr Ali said the mines promised a big amount of money .

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Meghalaya mishap: Families yet to identify body 'detected ...

Jan 17, 2019· Shillong: More than a month after 15 miners were trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, Navy divers "detected" a body inside the main shaft of the mine using an remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) on Wednesday evening. As per East Jaintia Hills district public relations officer R Susngi, the body was detected at a depth of 210 ft inside the ...

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Meghalaya's rat hole traps - The Hindu

Jan 12, 2019· Meghalaya's rat hole traps ... What fast-tracked the NGT ban was the presumed death of 15 miners at Nengkol in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district on July 6, 2012. ... "Coal mining in ...

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'Rat-hole' mines in India turn death traps for migrant ...

"Rat-hole" mining was banned in 2014 by India's National Green Tribunal following a petition that said the acidic discharge from the coal mines was polluting the Kopili River downstream. Mine owners in Meghalaya, which has an estimated 576 million metric tonnes of coal reserves, have challenged the ban in the Supreme Court.

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[op-ed snap] Death traps: on Meghalaya's illegal mines ...

Workers in the coal mines are promised about 2,000 rupees ($28.46) per day, more than 10 times the average Indian daily wage. When the anti-trafficking charity Impulse NGO Network surveyed rat-hole mines in Meghalaya between 2007 and 2013, it found 1,200 children, many of whom were trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh. Mining -A death trap

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Poverty forces 'rat-hole' miners into death traps | Deccan ...

Recent mining mishap in Meghalaya has brought the focus back on the illegal mining ... Poverty forces 'rat-hole' miners into death traps; ... In about 3,500 illegal coal mines in Raniganj area ...

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Meghalaya mining tragedy lessons go unheeded in MP as ...

Panna/Bhopal: No lessons seem to have been learnt from the Meghalaya coal mine tragedy. Even as nearly 20 died in separate incidents over the past few weeks while illegally mining coal in the northeastern state, similar operations — for coal's sparkling derivative — continue to endanger lives in Madhya Pradesh.

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Dark recesses | The Indian Express

Coal mining in Meghalaya enjoys political patronage because elections are funded by coal barons. Several elected MLAs are coal-mine owners. In fact, it would be interesting to find out which politician, which bureaucrat and which police official does not own a coal mine. The MP from Shillong constituency, Vincent Pala, and his family, own mines.

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Trapped Miner's Father Wants To Rappel Down Meghalaya Mine ...

Solibar Rahman stopped working in Meghalaya's illegal coal mines in 2012. The native of this village in western Assam's Chirang district is, however, confident of his skills and is now bracing for one last attempt to rappel down the 380-foot coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district to search for his son, who had not returned from the mine since December 13.

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Meghalaya Coal Mine News: Latest News and Updates on ...

Jul 20, 2019· Caught Between Coal Mafia and Flooding Dangers, Meghalaya Mine Was Disaster From Day One. The coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, where 14 workers are trapped since a week, has put the spotlight on rampant illegal coal mining in the state, despite a ban by National Green Tribunal in 2014.

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Meghalaya miners: Anatomy of a tragedy

Jan 14, 2019· The disappearance of 15 Meghalaya miners reminds us again of the failure of the authority concerned to comply with the National Green Tribunal's order to impose ban on coal mining .

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17 still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, says survivor ...

17 still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, says survivor Sayeb Ali, the 21-year-old survivor, had joined the ill-fated Meghalaya mine only 12 days before the tragedy.

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Trapped miner's father wants to rappel down Meghalaya mine ...

Jan 04, 2019· BHANGNAMARI (ASSAM): Solibar Rahman stopped working in Meghalaya's illegal coal mines in 2012. The native of this village in western Assam's Chirang district is, .

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Meghalaya Coal Mine: All Men Knew Water Could Gush Into ...

Dec 20, 2018· Scores of unemployed young people from Panbari go to Meghalaya's mines knowing very well that they are death traps. They say they need .

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Dark recesses | The Indian Express

Coal mining in Meghalaya enjoys political patronage because elections are funded by coal barons. Several elected MLAs are coal-mine owners. In fact, it would be interesting to find out which politician, which bureaucrat and which police official does not own a coal mine. The MP from Shillong constituency, Vincent Pala, and his family, own mines.

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Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government failed the ...

Dec 26, 2018· 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 .

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meghalaya coal mines are death traps for ill

Meghalaya coal mines are death traps for ill-equipped. Shillong/Khliehriat, Aug. 29: The coal mines in Meghalaya are death traps, feel many migrant labourers who are engaged in extracting the black gold by adopting unscientific rat-hole mining methods. Because of the hazardous nature of work, the labourers continue to perish in the deep and ...

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Meghalaya: 13 trapped in 'rat hole' mine are proof that ...

Dec 15, 2018· Worker deaths in Meghalaya's coal mines are frequent – but often undocumented. The rat-hole mining technique is a death trap, people involved in .

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Meghalaya coal mines are death traps for ill-equipped ...

Shillong/Khliehriat, Aug. 29: The coal mines in Meghalaya are death traps, feel many migrant labourers who are engaged in extracting the black gold by adopting unscientific rat-hole mining methods. Because of the hazardous nature of work, the labourers continue to perish in the deep and dark tunnels while digging for coal.

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meghalaya coal mines are death traps for ill

Meghalaya coal mines are death traps for ill-equipped. Shillong/Khliehriat, Aug. 29: The coal mines in Meghalaya are death traps, feel many migrant labourers who are engaged in extracting the black gold by adopting unscientific rat-hole mining methods. Because of the hazardous nature of work, the labourers continue to perish in the deep and ...

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For these Assam villagers, working in killer mines is way ...

Jan 17, 2019· It's a death trap for us either way." Meanwhile, Muktakin Rahman, working president, All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU), Bijni district committee, has urged the Meghalaya government to close the coal mines as soon as possible. "Despite the ban, extraction of coal mines .

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